Rocket Internet Selects MapR for Hadoop-based Marketing Analyses Platform
San Jose, CA

Analytics engine gains performance and scalability boost while enabling both flexible cloud and on-premise deployment options

MapR Technologies, Inc., the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that Rocket Internet, the world's largest Internet incubator, has switched to the MapR Distribution for Hadoop to build a powerful user behaviour analysis system.

For the last three years, Rocket has run its own internally designed and highly advanced business intelligence application to examine the activities of people visiting its client websites. This innovative software helps its business managers to better understand user behaviour in an effort to optimize processes and build better online products. The Rocket Internet Business Intelligence tool also determines marketing spend, powers recommendation engines and performs proactive outreach activities.

With a growing number of clients and a richer set of complex data points, Rocket Internet started exploring ways to help its Business Intelligence engine scale. Rocket is now using the power of the MapR Distribution for Hadoop to deliver an enhanced analytics engine, which can better determine the impact of each marketing channel and each keyword on overall client business. In terms of real-world return, the performance gains are allowing the company to better optimize marketing spend down to a single keyword.

Patrick Fink, global head of Business Intelligence at Rocket Internet, explained, “MapR had the set of enterprise features such as data replication and flexible file support that we considered essential – especially as we wanted to retain flexibility. For us, the long-term benefits of our switch to the MapR Distribution for Hadoop are significant and provide us with the flexibility, performance and resilience to build out our analytics capability in any direction we need.”

About Rocket Internet
Since its inception in 2007, Rocket Internet has been building online businesses with over 100 market leading companies in more than 50 countries of which dozens have been successfully exited. Although headquartered in Berlin, Rocket operates a network of 25 international offices with 500 staff working closely with a further 25,000 staff at Rocket portfolio companies.

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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