Contributor: Will Ochandarena

MapR Converge Blog author, Will Ochandarena

Will Ochandarena is Director of Product Management at MapR, responsible for user experience and cloud. Prior to MapR, Will spent some time in the SeaMicro group at AMD, responsible for networking and cloud strategy, and before that was a product manager for the Nexus family of data center switches at Cisco. Will has an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and and MBA from Santa Clara University.

Blog Posts by Will Ochandarena

April 23, 2018 | By Will Ochandarena

A Software Architect's Guide to Building Modern Factory Apps

In his most recent post, my colleague Ronak Chokshi described the evolution of use cases in manufacturing and how the rise of IoT technology has spurred a wave in new investment and innovation. In this post, I'm going to dive deeper into some technical...

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April 03, 2018 | By Will Ochandarena

Extending Your Stream of Record with MapR 6.0.1 and MEP 5.0

Today we released MapR 6.0.1 and MEP 5.0, ushering in new capabilities and enhancements across the product, from core platform to MapR Database, Data Science Refinery, and Drill. The area which saw the most action was MapR Event Store, with several enhancements...

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March 14, 2017 | By Will Ochandarena

Introducing MapR Edge: for Internet-of-Things Devices that Create a Ton of Data

Any Internet-of-Things (IoT) environment can be a data management challenge because of the huge volumes of data that are created and the latencies inherent in having global distribution. The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices...

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February 07, 2017 | By Will Ochandarena

Persistence in the Age of Microservices: Introducing MapR Data Platform for Docker

Today we took a big step in our convergence vision by announcing the MapR Data Platform for Docker, which includes the MapR Persistent Application Client Container (PACC). This is noteworthy because the new generation of converged applications is as...

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May 05, 2016 | By Will Ochandarena

Scaling with Kafka – Common Challenges Solved

The first Kafka Summit was recently held in San Francisco. While the size of the conference was relatively small at 600 attendees, it was encouraging to see the variety of companies that are embracing real-time data pipelines. It’s no longer just silicon...

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February 02, 2016 | By Will Ochandarena

Kudu, Kafka and MapR - A Perspective on Trends Toward Data Convergence

Two blogs came out recently that share some very interesting perspectives on the blurring lines between architectures and implementation of different data services, ranging from file systems to databases to publish/subscribe streaming services. The timing...

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December 17, 2015 | By Will Ochandarena

MapR Event Store Under the Hood – Whiteboard Walkthrough

In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, Will Ochandarena, Director of Product Management at MapR, explains how we are able to build the MapR Event Store for Apache Kafka (formerly called MapR Streams) capabilities that differentiate us from similar...

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December 11, 2015 | By Will Ochandarena

Say No to Silos: How Apache Myriad, Apache Mesos and MapR are Changing the Game

We at MapR want to congratulate the Apache Myriad team today on announcing version 0.1 of the Myriad project, the first community release. Myriad will soon be officially in the MapR Distribution, which reveals how we’ve been thinking of the future of...

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December 08, 2015 | By Will Ochandarena

From IT to IoT–the Genesis of MapR Event Store

Over the last 5 years of shipping product we’ve watched our customers get enormous value out of storing and processing big data. The use cases are far and wide, from performing predictive maintenance on oil rigs to building fraud and risk models on financial...

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June 09, 2015 | By Will Ochandarena

Big Data Software with Auto-Provisioning Templates Fit Your Infrastructure Like a Glove

Lately I’ve talked to lots of people who are just getting their heads wrapped around the value of big data software such as Apache Hadoop, but are getting stuck figuring out the details. What kind of servers do I need to buy? What services do I need to...

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December 05, 2014 | By Will Ochandarena

Spinning Up a Hadoop Cluster in the Cloud

I often get asked, “What is the easiest way to get hands-on experience with MapR?” The best way is to try the MapR Sandbox, a single-node MapR cluster that you can run on your laptop. However, Hadoop clusters are never built with just one server, and...

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June 04, 2014 | By Will Ochandarena

From Smartphones to Hadoop Distros - Why Apps Are King

Last time you bought a smartphone, what factors did you consider? You probably first evaluated the phone itself, like how well the camera could capture your kid’s special moments, or if there is enough storage to hold the full Rolling Stones collection...

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