Skytree and MapR: Bring Machine Learning to Life in the Enterprise

Skytree at a Glance Skytree® is a startup that focuses on using machine learning to help organizations translate the massive amounts of data they are accumulating into actionable intelligence, with the aim of making more accurate decisions for their businesses going forwards.

Bring Machine Learning to Life in the Enterprise with MapR and Skytree

Data Science Principles, Game-Changing Predictions
Apply artificial intelligence to answer your big data questions. Machine learning involves the creation of algorithms that allow for the analysis of massive data sets that traditional BI tools cannot handle. A form of artificial intelligence, the complex algorithms literally allow for “learning”. The more data that is analyzed over time, the smarter and more accurate the algorithms become. It’s an iterative learning process of continuous improvement akin to the Japanese concept of Kaizen in manufacturing. So whether you are an online dating company seeking to best match couples and personalize pricing scenarios, a residential property services company aiming to predict market valuations, a media company matching buyers and sellers through ad arbitrage, or indeed measuring distances to galaxies, running Skytree on top of your MapR® Apache™ Hadoop® platform will rapidly deliver big answers to your big data questions.


World-Leading Machine Learning on Apache Hadoop from Skytree and MapR

A Powerful Big Data Platform
Enterprise-class predictive modeling across massive data sets requires a scalable, integrated architecture that combines complex, self-improving algorithmic capability with a reliable, robust and dependable Apache Hadoop platform— highly available, 24x7.

The Skytree and MapR solution offers exactly that—a potent and compelling big data platform to reliably underpin the iterative processes native to machine learning.

Once Skytree Server is set up on top of users’ data sets, the product is extremely easy to use. An enterprise IT professional or data scientist can use it with ease once installed. To borrow a term from cloud computing, the Skytree intelligence is “abstracted” from the user—all of the magic operates “under the covers” once it’s connected to the underlying data sources.

Why Skytree on MapR is Unique
MapR provides several key advantages to make analytics professionals more productive. MapR snapshots and volumes allow users to build and test models on the same cluster for production data without impacting operations. This also allows for easy versioning of models and back-testing against historical data sets. In addition, unlike other distributions for Hadoop, only MapR provide a fully read-write data platform which allows existing applications, custom libraries, and modeling languages, and scripts (e.g., Grep, Git) to work out of the box. Moreover, data movement is quick and easy with MapR Direct Access NFS™ without requiring a separate cluster for data ingest

Skytree Product Snapshot
Skytree Server™ is a Hadoop-ready enterprise machine learning platform that delivers high performance advanced analytics for critical business issues, such as churn prediction, fraud prevention, lead scoring, customer segmentation, recommendations and more.

Solution Highlights

  • Rapid data setup: Connect quickly and easily with the existing IT infrastructure, making data setup a breeze
  • Significantly reduced time to insight: Perform advanced modeling, automation and exploration at blistering speed using methods that were never before possible on large datasets
  • Robust Big Data Platform Integration.: MapR® Distribution for Apache™ Hadoop® is the most reliable, industry-leading distribution for enterprise-grade big data initiatives—capable of integrating social media data, machine-generated data and enterprise production system data for predictive and social analytics.

About Skytree
Skytree® —The Machine Learning Company® is disrupting the Advanced Analytics market with a Machine Learning platform that gives organizations the power to discover deep analytic insights, predict future trends, make recommendations and reveal untapped markets and customers. Advanced Analytics is quickly becoming a strategic technology in the age of Big Data. Backed by investments from US Venture Partners, Javelin Venture Partners, Samsung, UPS and In-Q-Tel, Skytree is at the forefront with enterprise-grade Machine Learning. Skytree’s flagship product—Skytree Server—is the only general purpose platform on the market, built for the highest accuracy, speed and scalability

Skytree Benefits

  • State-of the-Art Scalable Platform: Industry-leading, pay-as-you-grow architecture.
  • Bigger, Better, Faster Analytics: Skytree delivers high performance machine learning on big data for advanced analytics.
  • Years of Experience: No need to invest directly in advanced data science expertise. Skytree makes machine learning available to the enterprise, pre-packaged and ready to go.

About MapR
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution for Hadoop. MapR is used by more than 500 customers across financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications as well as by leading Global 2000 and Web 2.0 companies. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.

MapR Benefits

  • Top-Ranked Hadoop Distribution: One unified big data platform for Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications.
  • Proven Production Readiness: Benefit from architectural enhancements for enterprise-grade dependability, security, and multi-tenancy.
  • Consistent High Performance: Eliminate downtime and performance bottlenecks, while ensuring business continuity.

Get started with Skytree and MapR today!

Get the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop, a fully functional Hadoop cluster running on a virtual machine. Visit www.mapr.com/sandbox

Skytree Jump Start™ is a tailored approach designed to get you up and running quickly. Visit www.skytree. net/products-services/jump-start/



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