MapR Expands Free On-Demand Hadoop and Spark Training as Participants Surpass 50,000
San Jose, CA

MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the first and only converged data platform, today announced that over 50,000 developers, analysts and administrators have enrolled in the free MapR On-Demand Training program, which offers online courses on Hadoop, Spark, and other big data technologies. Benefiting from new classes added monthly, students and professionals have a powerful and convenient way to develop essential big data skills.

According to Nick Heudecker and Lisa Kart, research directors, Gartner Inc., “As more organizations invest in big data, the shortage of available skills and capabilities will become more acute. Instead of facing a difficult recruiting market, organizations should focus on adapting available skills and engaging with established service providers to fill the skills gap.”*

Enrollees of the MapR On-Demand Training program reside in over 150 countries, representing North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa.  Users range from developers, administrators, and data analysts in both small organizations and large enterprises to those in consulting agencies and large system integrators.

“When we launched these free on-demand courses, we set an ambitious enrollment goal of 10,000 students, which is estimated to be a $50 million in-kind contribution to the open source community,” said Suzanne Ferry, vice president of global education and training, MapR Technologies. “With a response fives times over original projections, the On-Demand Training offerings are updated continually to address new technologies, like Spark, which in turn helps meet the ongoing skill development interests of company employees, industry consultants, and individuals. Our comprehensive online curriculum is driving the emergence of a strong community in support of the latest advancements in big data technologies.”

Coursework includes the same level of depth and content as instructor-led training, with hands-on exercises, labs and quizzes that ensure an engaging and interactive experience for data professionals. The program also offers certification exams for different audiences, leading to certified Hadoop and HBase professional designations for developers, data analysts and administrators.

Visit here to see the full list of courses, certifications and to sign up for free classes.

 

*Gartner Research, Survey Analysis: Practical Challenges Mount as Big Data Moves to Mainstream, September 3, 2015


About MapR Technologies

About MapR Technologies

MapR enables organizations to create disruptive advantage and long-term value from their data with the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, which delivers distributed processing, real-time analytics, and enterprise-grade requirements across cloud and on-premise environments–while leveraging the significant ongoing development in open source technologies including Spark and Hadoop. Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for fraud prevention, secure and highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and integrated operational and analytic processing for improved customer experiences, run on MapR. A majority of customers achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that 50,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Future Fund, Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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MapR Technologies, Inc.
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