MapR partners with Onepoint IQ to deliver certified training and solutions in EMEA

March 21, 2013
Agreement helps meet growing demand for enterprise grade distribution for Hadoop

MapR Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, today announced a strategic agreement with Onepoint IQ to certify the specialist solution provider to deliver MapR approved training courses across Europe.

The agreement enables a closer relationship between Onepoint IQ and MapR to accelerate the delivery of critical projects and the wider adoption of Hadoop technologies pioneered by the UK based firm in support of clients across the region.

"Our formalised agreement allows us to work more closely with Onepoint IQ to further educate our customers and deliver beneficial joint projects across the region," said Steve Jenkins, MapR VP for EMEA,"Our partnership will deliver a comprehensive training programme to help organisations adopt MapR technologies as part of innovative Big Data projects and highlight our unique features that address limitations inherent in other distributions of the technology."

"Our vendor agnostic approach combined with our Rapid Value Methodology enables us to deliver a range of services to support our clients," said Christy Kulasingam, Chief Stratnologist and Co-Founder of Onepoint IQ. "Our relationship with MapR is part of an on-going strategy to engage with market leaders across the Big Data ecosystem to offer a comprehensive approach to organisations looking for a trusted advisor to help navigate and benefit from this exciting and fast-evolving space."

Onepoint IQ's certified MapR training course teaches technical architects and system administrators the key skills needed to develop, implement and administer Installations of the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. The courses cover M3, M5 and M7 editions of MapR and include best practice management and integration techniques for critical database and data analysis applications. In addition to helping improve the overall Big Data and Hadoop technical skills, the Onepoint IQ Academy also offers non-technical courses tailored for business executives and users looking to understand the relevance of the Big Data landscape within their business.

For a limited time, Onepoint IQ is offering a free 2-hour 'Ideation Workshop' to qualifying organisations interested in exploring how Big Data technologies could add value to their business. For qualification information and to register, visit

About Onepoint IQ
Onepoint IQ blends decades of experience in industry, strategy, business consulting, enterprise architecture and Open Source to provide vendor independent services to help clients identify and deliver real business value from Big Data. Onepoint IQ works on the 'client side' to help organisations imagine, experiment, prove, source, deploy and securely manage elegant data solutions that add real business value. Onepoint IQ's half-day 'Discovery Workshops' focused on business stakeholders and 6-8 week long 'Rapid Proof of Value' concepts are often pragmatic starting points for organisations looking to explore the Big Data and analytics space.


About MapR Technologies

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MapR Technologies, Inc.
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MapR Technologies, Inc.
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