Contributor: Michele Nemschoff

MapR Converge Blog author, Michele Nemschoff

Michele Nemschoff was Vice President of Corporate Marketing at MapR Technologies. Michele received an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School.

Blog Posts by Michele Nemschoff

March 07, 2016 | By Michele Nemschoff

Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Database Management Solutions for Analytics

We are excited to share with you that Gartner has named MapR a Visionary in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. Gartner evaluated 21 software vendors on 15 criteria for the quadrant. The MapR...

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January 14, 2016 | By Michele Nemschoff

Top 10 Most Popular MapR Blog Posts of 2015

As we look back at 2015, the most popular blogs on our site are a good reflection of the 2015 trends and developments in the big data space. Our top posts included topics such as using Apache Spark DataFrames with Scala, real-time analysis with Apache...

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December 14, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

If Santa’s Reindeer Were Developers, Which Reindeer Would You Be?

You may understand your work style at the office, but what if you were a developer reindeer at the North Pole? As a reindeer software engineer, you may be tasked by Santa to use the MapR Data Platform and MapR Event Store to: Monitor health of reindeer...

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October 09, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Why Enterprise Computing Is in the Middle of the Biggest Change in Decades

At Strata+Hadoop World in New York last week, MapR CMO Jack Norris talked about the Big Data Dividend – the ongoing, significant profits that are derived from data-driven applications. In his keynote, Jack provided a look at the bigger picture. The key...

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September 22, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Hadoop in Action: Quantium Delivers Lightning-Fast Customer Analytics Using Hadoop and Apache Spark

Australian shoppers are some of the most digitally influenced in the world; a majority of Australians go online to research a product before buying it, according to a 2015 report by Deloitte. They're looking for a personalized experience that includes...

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September 15, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Hadoop in Action: Novartis Taps Hadoop and Apache Spark as Part of Innovative New Workflow System

Editor's note: this blog post is based on an article in Datanami titled "Creating Flexible Big Data Solutions for Drug Discovery" It's an exciting time for those in pharmaceutical research these days, given that research organizations...

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September 08, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Hadoop in Action: Razorsight Offers Telecom Clients Predictive Analytics Solutions based on Hadoop and Apache Spark

The explosion of data from new devices and technologies has forced the telecommunications industry to completely change the way they handle big data. Their traditional storage and analytics solutions cannot adequately manage the expanding, diverse volume...

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June 22, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

YARN vs. MESOS: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

At the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference held in San Jose, Ted Dunning, Chief Application Architect for MapR, gave an exciting talk titled “YARN vs. MESOS: Can’t We All Just Get Along?” where he showcased how YARN and MESOS can work together to seamlessly...

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April 16, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Ted Dunning Appointed Vice President for the ASF Incubator

Ted Dunning, Chief Application Architect for MapR, recently sat down to talk about his new role as Vice President for the Apache Software Foundation Incubator Project. The Incubator project is the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for...

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March 20, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Polyglot Data Management – Big Data Everywhere Recap

Polyglot Data Management At the Big Data Everywhere conference held in Atlanta, Senior Software Engineer Mike Davis and Senior Solution Architect Matt Anderson from Liaison Technologies gave an in-depth talk titled “Polyglot Data Management,” where they...

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February 27, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Big and Fast Data Revolution: Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Recap

The recent Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference held in San Jose was bristling with excitement—not only about the latest Apache Hadoop technologies, but also about how companies are using Hadoop in new and innovative ways. In the early days of Strata...

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February 13, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Architecting the World’s Largest Biometric Identity System: The Aadhaar Experience

Dr. Pramod Varma, Chief Architect and Technology Advisor to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), gave an informative talk titled “Architecting World's Largest Biometric Identity System - Aadhaar Experience” at the Strata + Hadoop World...

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February 09, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman Discuss Their “Time Series Databases” Book

Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman discussed their latest publication, “Time Series Databases,” with Mike Hendrickson, Vice President for Content Strategy at O’Reilly Media, during Strata + Hadoop World in Barcelona. This third O’Reilly book by the authors...

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January 15, 2015 | By Michele Nemschoff

Swish! Internet of Things Arrives on the Basketball Court (and in the Physics Lab)

Lots of kids play basketball, but end up quitting if they don’t have access to real coaching. In the US alone, over 20 million children registered for sports. By age 13, 70% of those kids stopped playing. Enter the 94Fifty® Smart Sensor Basketball, created...

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August 28, 2014 | By Michele Nemschoff

Why the Transportation Industry is Getting on Board with Big Data & Hadoop

Our daily commute may not feel like such a high tech experience, but whether you feel it or not – it is. Big data and Hadoop have revolutionized the transportation industry over the past several years. Whether in a car, a train, a plane or a delivery...

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August 20, 2014 | By Michele Nemschoff

Hadoop in 5 Minutes or Less

Five minutes is easily squandered without much thought; however with Hadoop, five minutes can make a big impact. John Schroeder, MapR CEO and Founder, recently used a five-minute keynote address to illustrate this point. Following is an edited transcript...

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July 06, 2014 | By Michele Nemschoff

M.C. Srivas Talks About Apache Drill

M.C.Srivas, CTO and Co-Founder of MapR Technologies recently spoke at the Munich Hadoop User Group about the Apache Drill project. The following is a blog from HUG Muenchen originally published on the comSysto blog. A deep dive into Apache Drill - fast...

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June 04, 2014 | By Michele Nemschoff

Jack Norris Featured on theCUBE During 2014 Hadoop Summit

The first day of the 2014 Hadoop Summit was filled with announcements and interviews. MapR announced our first Apache Hadoop App Gallery, as well as our exciting partnership with Syncsort. Jack Norris, MapR CMO, had a chance to talk about this news...

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May 06, 2014 | By Michele Nemschoff

Let Spark Fly: Advantages and Use Cases for Spark on Hadoop - Webinar Follow Up

Apache Spark is currently one of the most active projects in the Hadoop ecosystem, and there’s been plenty of hype about it in the past several months. In the latest webinar from the Data Science Central webinar series, titled “Let Spark Fly: Advantages...

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April 08, 2014 | By Michele Nemschoff

Installation Guide for RHadoop on MapR Now Available

We are excited to announce the availability of the installation guide for RHadoop on MapR, titled “RHadoop and MapR: Accessing Enterprise-Grade Hadoop from R”. This highly detailed installation guide explains how to install and use RHadoop with MapR and...

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March 06, 2014 | By Michele Nemschoff

How MapR Technologies Achieved the Highest Score for Current Offering In Big Data Hadoop Evaluation

MapR announced at the end of last week that we were among the select companies that Forrester Research Inc. invited to participate in its report entitled “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014.” In this evaluation, MapR was cited as...

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February 09, 2014 | By Michele Nemschoff

MapR Debuts New Logo and Web Site

MapR has experienced significant growth, and as a worldwide company and leader in Hadoop technology for big data deployments, it was time to evolve our brand, logo and website. We created a new logo that better reflects who we are as a company. Our intent...

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December 17, 2013 | By Michele Nemschoff

Time is Money: Milliseconds Matter

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September 30, 2013 | By Michele Nemschoff

Data Driven Marketing: An Analytic Doorway To Success

This is an except from take from the 9/27 article on the CMS Report.There was a time when marketing firms had to treat everyone like generic off-brand mac & cheese. Sure, they could make certain assumptions based upon average consumers, but real,...

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September 24, 2013 | By Michele Nemschoff

5 Insights You Don’t Want to Miss

Every day, consumers generate unstructured social media and clickstream data that could offer valuable insights if companies could only access it. The amount of data is growing so fast, that traditional databases are unable to keep up without costly additions...

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September 04, 2013 | By Michele Nemschoff

Turning Big Data into Gold

Click to see the World&39;s Data Counter in Action. The amount of data that is constantly flooding in from multiple channels is mind-boggling. We live in a world that’s teeming with data: from customer data to enterprise data to historical data, a massive...

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August 22, 2013 | By Michele Nemschoff

How Big Data is Changing PR

This is an excerpt from a blog that originally appeared on Cision Blog on August 21, 2013.Big Data has the potential to change the way PR is done and make public relations a more encompassing aspect of managing a company. Here's just three ways how:1...

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May 08, 2013 | By Michele Nemschoff

Charting the Course to Big Data Analytics

IDC analysts Dan Vesset and Michael Versace outlined the way that Progressive Insurance is using big data as a way to get insights into its customers’ driving behaviors in a recent article by Chris Kanaracus in ComputerWorld about the challenges faced...

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April 29, 2013 | By Michele Nemschoff

MapR Expands European Operation into Southern Europe and Benelux

Increasing our local presence in Europe, MapR announced last week the appointment of Xavier Guerin to the position of vice president southern Europe and Benelux. Guerin, a seasoned executive with over 20 years of industry experience including senior roles...

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March 29, 2013 | By Michele Nemschoff

Big Data and Hadoop Talks at Leading Industry Conferences in April

MapR Technologies has released its Big Data and Hadoop conference lineup for the month of April. MapR will present sessions about Big Data and Hadoop at leading industry conferences in April, including Cloud Connect Conference, Big Data TechCon, Big...

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