MapR Introduces New Quick Start Migration Service
Orlando, FL

Addresses accelerating demand to move to Converged Data Platform

 MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced at SAPPHIRE NOW its new Quick Start Migration Service to address the strong demand from companies with big data production installations moving to the MapR Converged Data Platform for reliability and real-time requirements.  

Customers across the board–from those with a single use case on a few nodes to those with large clusters of 100s of nodes–have migrated to MapR from other Hadoop distributions. As a result of moving to the MapR Platform, customers have achieved a three-year return on investment (ROI) of 382% and realized over $20 million in business benefits according to the results of third-party research by IDC1.

“As organizations continue to gain experience with Hadoop, they increasingly look for technologies with the enterprise-grade features they need to deploy mission-critical applications,” said Dave Jespersen, vice president of worldwide services, MapR Technologies.  “With this in mind, we created the ‘easy button’ for moving to MapR. We want customers to be able to make the decision to migrate with confidence and use the platform that best fits their needs. The new Quick Start Migration Service is designed to enable enterprises to move their data with minimal impact to applications or workflows.”

The Quick Start Migration Service is also available for organizations currently using a Hadoop distribution but are interested in the new appliance announced by Cisco for SAP HANA that includes the MapR Converged Data Platform. This powerful appliance makes it easier to harness the power of big data, simplify deployment, speed time-to-market, and reduce operational expenses.

Details of Quick Start Migration Service

The new Quick Start Migration Service includes a zero downtime and zero risk-of-data-loss. The migration service maintains operation of the existing distribution while transitioning to MapR.  During the migration, MapR unique features around multi-tenancy, security, and application convergence can also be implemented.

Customer Examples 

Many organizations have benefited from migrating to MapR, including:

  • Large financial institution with an operational application involving HBase turned to MapR for its big data needs.  After one week of evaluation and SOW creation, the company successfully migrated from a competing Hadoop distribution to the MapR Platform and is now running multiple global real-time applications using fewer nodes and benefitting from increased performance.
  • A marketing automation company completed an end-to-end migration within a week from a competing Hadoop distribution to MapR.  Leveraging the MapR Converged Data Platform, they now have the agility and high performance to immediately provide competitive solutions for its customers.
  • Large government agency project affecting millions of citizens transitioned from a competing Hadoop distribution.  Having application complexity including real-time mirroring across geographically distributed data centers, this migration to MapR was successfully completed with zero downtime.

Additional Information

The new MapR Quick Start Migration Service is available today from MapR worldwide.  For more information visit here.

MapR is exhibiting in booth #1425 at SAPPHIRE NOW taking place this week in Orlando, FL.


1For more information on the IDC White Paper, The Business Value of MapR, January 2016, download it here

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.

Media Contacts

Beth Winkowski
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(978) 649-7189

Kim Pegnato
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(781) 620-0016