MapR Free Hadoop On-Demand Training Exceeds 10,000 Registrants in First Month
San Jose, CA

New Apache HBase and Apache Drill courses being added to expand free training offerings

  MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced its newly available free Hadoop On-Demand Training program has enrolled more than 10,000 registrants worldwide in its first 30 days, signaling strong interest in Hadoop skills training.  MapR is also expanding its course curriculum with the addition of new courses covering Apache HBase and Apache Drill.

“We’ve had great momentum since we launched this training program in late January validating the demand for comprehensive Hadoop training delivered in a format that is convenient, flexible and available from anywhere at any time,” said Dave Jespersen, vice president, worldwide services, MapR Technologies.  “The big data market continues to be one that allows people to command the highest average salaries and we believe that this initiative will be a big value-add for developers, analysts and administrators.” 

New this month, MapR is adding to its curriculum with courses covering Apache HBase and Apache Drill.  Curriculum includes data modeling and schema design, as well as use-case-driven learning for data analysts in Drill.  These courses include:

HBase Data Modeling and Architecture - This course is a foundational course that covers the use cases and concepts of the NoSQL technologies, how they differ from the relational databases, the HBase architecture and the data model components, and the basic operations.  This course is available now.

Two additional classes that will be added in the upcoming month, include:

Drill Essentials - This course covers how analysts and programmers can leverage Apache Drill to perform low latency standard ANSI SQL queries on Hadoop File System, HBase and Hive. Topics covered include working with structured, schema-less, complex and nested data types such as HBase, JSON and a variety of SQL examples.

HBase Schema Design - This course caters to data analysts, DBAs and developers and covers schema design, performance tuning, bulk-loading of data, and the storing of complex data structures.

Coursework in the free MapR Hadoop On-Demand Training Program 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 professional designations for developers, data analysts and administrators.

Visit here to see the full list of courses, look for updates and sign up immediately for the free Hadoop On-Demand Training Program.


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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