Contributor: Sameer Nori

MapR Converge Blog author, Sameer Nori

Sameer Nori was Director of Product Marketing at MapR Technologies with responsibility for solutions and industry marketing. He has 10+ years of experience in the technology industry in marketing, pre-sales and consulting with domain experience in the business intelligence, analytics and big data markets. Some of the companies he has worked at include SAP Business Objects, MicroStrategy and Jaspersoft.

Blog Posts by Sameer Nori

July 11, 2017 | By Sameer Nori

Enabling Digital Transformation with MapR and Cisco

MapR is pleased to support our partner Cisco with today's Cisco UCS M5 series server launch. The Cisco UCS M5 series brings the power of Unified Computing to data-intensive analytics, applications at the edge, and the next generation of scale-out...

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March 01, 2017 | By Sameer Nori

Reference Architecture for SAP HANA Vora on MapR with Lenovo

MapR and SAP share a common vision about making big data analytics enterprise ready, both at the platform and compute engine layer. MapR recently announced support for SAP HANA Vora 1.3, which offers a single in-memory compute solution that delivers insights...

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December 19, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

SAP HANA Vora and MapR: Improving Marketing and Sales Effectiveness with Big Data Analytics

Editor's Note: Join SAP HANA Vora and MapR in a complimentary webinar January 19, 2017. MapR and SAP share a common belief and vision about making big data analytics enterprise- ready, both at the platform and compute engine layer. In that regard...

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November 16, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

MPP Database and Data Warehouse vs Data Lake | Whiteboard Walkthrough

In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough video, Sameer Nori, Senior Product Marketing Manager at MapR Technologies, compares a traditional data warehouse or MPP database versus a modern data lake. Sameer explains the advantages in data agility and data...

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November 10, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

Exploring the Relationship Between Hadoop and a Data Warehouse (Part 2)

Editor's note: Read Part 1 of this blog series. This blog post is the second in a series based on the ebook, “BI & Analytics on a Data Lake” by Sameer Nori and Jim Scott. In their book, they discuss how BI and analytics are being paired with big...

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November 09, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

BI, Analytics, and Big Data: The "A-ha!" Moment (Part 1)

This blog post is the first in a series based on the ebook The Definitive Guide to BI and Analytics on a Data Lake by Sameer Nori and Jim Scott. Their book examines the promise, potential, and significant dynamics of analytics and BI on the big data...

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October 31, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

4 Hot Business Intelligence Trends: Your Data Presents Endless Possibilities (Wrap-up)

Editor's Note: Read Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four of this four-part series. The numbers on data growth are mind-blowing. International Data Corp. has estimated that the size of the digital universe is growing about 40 percent per year...

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October 31, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

4 Hot Business Intelligence Trends: The Joy of Self-Service Business Intelligence (Part 4 of 4)

Editor's Note: Read Part One, Part Two, and Part Three of this four-part series. Do you remember the first time you encountered a self-service checkout terminal in the supermarket? I do. My first reaction was to ask what incentives the store was going...

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October 27, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

4 Hot Business Intelligence Trends: Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Hits Its Stride (Part 3 of 4)

Editor's Note: Read Part One and Part Two of this four-part series. As the famous quote attributed to George Santayana goes, ‘Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it.’ In business today, history is often locked away in data generated...

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October 26, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

4 Hot Business Intelligence Trends: Data is the Trigger (Part 2 of 4)

Editor's Note: Read Part One of this four-part series. Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Now are just the beginning. When it comes to getting things done, machines are increasingly edging humans out of the equation. Big data and analytics are at the...

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October 25, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

4 Hot Business Intelligence Trends: When Business Intelligence Meets Big Data (Part 1 of 4)

Business intelligence (BI), which is one of the oldest concepts in data processing, is undergoing a radical reinvention. The concept has already evolved considerably since it first gained popularity in the early 1990s (and particularly since its first...

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August 01, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

Persistent Storage for Enterprise-Grade Spark Applications

Apache Spark is becoming very popular and widely used in the big data community. There are several reasons for Spark getting such rapid traction. These include its in-memory processing capabilities, support for a wide range of engines for various use...

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July 20, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

Lessons Learned from Apache Drill Production Deployments

It’s been a little over a year since Apache Drill first went GA. There’s a great infographic from a few months back that highlights the key product milestones for Drill and customer use cases during the last year. The process of enabling customers to...

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June 23, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

Top 10 Questions about Apache Spark on the MapR Data Platform

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of activity and momentum centered on Apache Spark. At the Spark Summit in San Francisco, we announced an enterprise-grade Spark distribution that runs on the MapR Platform, and we received a lot of interest at this...

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June 16, 2016 | By Sameer Nori

Spark 2.0 Is Now in Developer Preview Mode on the MapR Platform

There’s been a lot of buzz and high expectations in the big data community around Apache Spark 2.0 and how it will impact the development of data pipelines, streaming applications, machine learning algorithms and all of the other use cases that Apache...

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December 29, 2015 | By Sameer Nori

How You Can Benefit from the New Spark 1.5.2 Release

We are excited to announce that Spark 1.5.2 is here and is part of the MapR Data Platform. In this blog post, I’ll share a few details on some of the latest capabilities in Spark. If you’re a data engineer, data scientist or in application development...

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November 25, 2015 | By Sameer Nori

The Evolution of Business Intelligence and Self-Service Analytics – Whiteboard Walkthrough

In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, Sameer Nori, Business Intelligence Expert at MapR, explains how BI has evolved over the last 3 decades from being IT driven to analyst driven with Self-Service tools. He explains how Self-Service Analytics can...

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June 15, 2015 | By Sameer Nori

Quickstart My Spark: Kickstarting Your Spark-based Applications

Quickstart My Spark: “__Always got ITComing after meCustom built apps now easy for meMy Spark, my SparkQuick start my Spark … (see full lyrics below) For those of you who are rock fans and know the song “Kickstart my Heart” by Mötley Crüe, the above ...

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June 11, 2015 | By Sameer Nori

Predictive Maintenance Using Hadoop for the Oil and Gas Industry

Reducing operating costs and increasing efficiency are, and will always be, priorities for any business, but they become imperative when an industry is facing cyclical challenges. Given the current volatility in the oil market, the oil and gas industry...

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March 27, 2015 | By Sameer Nori

Hadoop and Genome Sequencing: A Perfect Match

This is a tremendously exciting time for those who work in clinical genomics. The demand for cutting-edge technologies that deliver fast and accurate genome information has exploded. In 2013, close to 2000 genome sequencers were in operation. These genome...

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March 06, 2015 | By Sameer Nori

Recommendation Engines: Driving Customer Interactions with the Next Best Action

Most of us have experienced the power of data-driven recommendations. Maybe you found a former colleague through LinkedIn’s “People You May Know” feature or you watched a movie because Netflix suggested it to you. And it’s quite likely that you bought...

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February 18, 2015 | By Sameer Nori

3 Ways to Jump in the Fast Lane and Get Immediate Value from Hadoop

Today, MapR introduced Quick Start Solutions, a powerful package of services, software and training/certification to help you jump-start your deployments of enterprise data hub, security and marketing applications. These solutions address commonly implemented...

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