MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only converged data platform, today announced the expansion of its federal operations with the opening of offices in McLean, Virginia and the appointment of Doug Natal as federal vice president and general manager. The new offices will focus on serving government IT program needs by enabling agencies to harness the power of big data, including live streaming decision support.
MapR named Natal, former Oracle-Taleo, VeriSign, Crossmatch and EMC executive, to lead its expanded federal operations. He brings nearly 30 years of experience helping the federal government with sensitive IT programs in the civilian, DOD and intelligence communities.
The government is collecting an enormous amount of data to determine the best course of action to benefit society, including cyber security, logistics, weather modeling, war-gaming, user authentication and the spread of disease. The MapR Converged Data Platform, including new global event streaming capabilities in MapR Streams, is uniquely architected to enable organizations to extract real-time intelligence from data to help make decisive, actionable decisions that improve results.
“MapR delivers ground breaking technology that leverages the true power of big data to provide a faster response to changing situations in military operations and the challenges we see in everyday civilian life here at home,” said Natal. “The government deserves the best technology, and we are aggressively expanding and hiring to help get the message out.”
MapR works closely with its established partners, such as AWS, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata, to help government agencies process, analyze, and make decisions on data in real-time. MapR provides the industry's only converged data platform that integrates the power of Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage, enabling customers to harness the enormous power of their data.
Frank Mitchell, director of cloud computing and chief technology strategist at Leidos said, “MapR provides a solution for addressing the challenges associated with managing real-time data streams on a global scale. Data downtime and delays could be disastrous and the MapR Platform is uniquely architected to provide the required agility, reliability and performance to enable federal agencies to quickly make critical decisions based on information received.”
Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for user authentication, secure and highly available data-driven insights for healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and analytic processing for operational decisions, run on MapR. In fact, many early adopters that deployed Hadoop with competitive product(s) are now finding performance and scalability issues in the production environment. That was certainly the case on the world’s largest biometric Identity system at Aadhaar. MapR provides a cost-effective alternative with simple migration paths. A majority of customers achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI.
New MapR offices focused on federal operations will be located at 1765 Greensboro Station Place, Suite 900, McLean, VA 22102. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MapR products are available on the IT-70 GSA schedule and through partners’ Multiple Award Contracts.