MapR Chief Application Architect Presents at Fourth Annual Hadoop Conference in Japan
San Jose, CA

Session outlines the evolution of Hadoop within the enterprise
MapR Technologies, Inc. announced that Chief Application Architect, Ted Dunning, presented a keynote address followed by a general technical session at the Hadoop Conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, September 26, 2011. The Annual Hadoop Conference was presented by the Hadoop User Group Japan, which is considered the largest Hadoop User Group in Japan. More than 800 Hadoop practitioners, developers and business executives were expected to attend the conference in Tokyo at the Bellesalle Shiodome Center.
Dr. Dunning's keynote presentation, titled "How Hadoop Needs to Evolve and Integrate into the Enterprise," addressed how Hadoop allows new classes of problems to be solved in a dramatically more cost effective way. The discussion touched on various points of interest including the lack of serious consideration for data loss contingencies, the need for better integration with existing systems, and the need for a greater use of existing standard protocols.
During his second session, "Architectural Details and Implications of MapR Technology," Dr. Dunning presented several key technological breakthroughs in MapR's architecture that allow dramatic increases in scalability, performance and usability. He described how this strong foundation has a dramatic simplifying influence on a variety of applications including text indexing and retrieval, and various machine learning algorithms.
For more information about the Hadoop Conference in Japan, please visit Please follow Dr. Dunning via Twitter at @ted_dunning.

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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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