MapR Announces Certified Training with Big Data Partnership in EMEA

February 14, 2013

MapR Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, today announced a strategic agreement with Big Data Partnership to allow the specialist consultancy and system integrator to deliver Europe's first MapR Certified training courses.

The agreement also aligns MapR with Big Data Partnership in the delivery of flagship projects and acknowledges the excellence shown by the UK based company in accelerating the adoption of Hadoop technologies and Big Data projects across Europe.

"The formalisation of this agreement will allow us to work closely to further educate our customers across the region and deliver beneficial joint projects," said Steve Jenkins, MapR VP for EMEA, "Together we will both support projects and create training material that delivers value to organisations adopting MapR technologies to support big data projects and continue to promote the unique features offered by MapR that address limitations inherent in other distributions of the technology."

Big Data Partnership has already engaged with many flagship global and FTSE 100 organisations to deliver consultancy, training and system integration skills to assist with major Big Data projects.

"MapR is clearly one of the market leaders in Hadoop technology with the critical data management and integration capabilities that enterprises expect within any Big Data project environment," said Mike Merritt-Holmes, CEO & Co-founder, Big Data Partnership, "This strategic agreement cements Big Data Partnerships already well respected technical excellence and training capability in this space and will enable us to guide those organisations looking for an enterprise ready Big Data solution across Europe. "

Big Data Partnership has launched the first certified MapR course aimed at technical architects and system administrators to teach core skills needed to develop, implement and administer MapR Hadoop installations. The wide range of courses cover M3, M5 and M7 versions of MapR as well as best practice management and integration techniques for integrating MapR with critical database and analysis applications.


Big Data Partnership is the leading UK-based big data specialist solution provider, offering a combination of Professional Services and certified Training to help enterprise clients unlock the value in complex data. With a team of industry experts and thought leaders in big data technologies including the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and NoSQL databases, Big Data Partnership has the knowledge and experience needed to Discover, Develop & Deliver scalable and reliable big data solutions, driving exciting results for our customers across the EMEA territory. Big Data Partnership is both a Systems Integrator and Training Delivery Partner of MapR (the first in Europe).

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