Tomer Shiran Featured on Big Data & Brews

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Tomer Shiran, Vice President of Product Management for MapR, was featured recently on Big Data & Brews, a weekly video blog program hosted by Datameer CEO Stefan Groschupf, featuring thought leaders discussing topics of interest in the big data world.

Big Data & Brews Part One: Tomer Shiran of MapR Talks about Where the Company is Now and Where It's Headed

In part one of Big Data & Brews, Tomer discussed MapR with Stefan while sharing Israeli Goldstar beer, pita bread and hummus. A few key points from this program include:

  • MapR has grown substantially as a company, with over 500 paying customers and offices in the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and India.
  • One of the largest MapR deployments is a financial services company that deploys MapR on over 1,000 nodes.
  • An interesting use case is the Aadhaar project in India. Aadhaar is a unique 12- digit number issued by the government as proof of identity and residence in India. They are using MapR and Hadoop to build the world’s largest biometric database, which can verify a person’s identity within 200 milliseconds.
  • Customers are using MapR to expand Hadoop into more operational use cases. They choose MapR due to its enterprise-grade features: true HA, self-healing, consistent snapshots, and disaster recovery across data centers.

Big Data & Brews Part Two: A Breakdown of MapR's Technology

In part two of Big Data & Brews, Tomer goes into greater detail about the technology behind MapR, its many architectural advantages, and how MapR is helping drive innovation.

Want to see more Big Data & Brews episodes featuring MapR? Don’t miss this episode, featuring MapR Chief Application Architect Ted Dunning, who discusses what he finds exciting about Mahout, use cases for Mahout recommenders, why Hadoop is working, and more.

This blog post was published March 20, 2014.