MapR Technologies to Share Insights on Unlocking Data's Value to Improve Decision Making at Strata + Hadoop World 2012

October 16, 2012

CEO John Schroeder to keynote at conference

MapR Technologies, Inc., the technology leader for Hadoop, today announced that CEO John Schroeder will present a keynote entitled: "Hadoop: Thinking Big" at the upcoming O'Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012 taking place on October 23 - 25, 2012 in New York City. Mr. Schroeder's presentation will focus on using Hadoop as a powerful platform across a range of analytics and use cases. Additionally, the company will be showcasing its award-winning Distribution. The Conference also features breakout sessions by key MapR executives.

"Today, enterprises have enormous amounts of valuable data in a wide range of sources," said John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder, MapR Technologies. "A growing number of organizations are now finding Hadoop to be an indispensible solution capable of unlocking the value of disparate data sources to improve decision making and gain a competitive edge. To address this new reality, MapR is making Hadoop easy to use, manage and integrate into the enterprise. As companies expand the strategic use of Hadoop for analysis, they will gain key insight into their data and ultimately their businesses."

On Wednesday, October 24 at 10:50 a.m. ET, MapR Vice President of Marketing, Jack Norris; and Director of Product Management, Tomer Shiran will present a session titled: "Drill into Big Data." The session will provide details on Apache Drill the new open source Apache Incubator project for interactive analysis of large-scale datasets and the future for the database operations and table handling with Big Data. Drill enables users to query terabytes of data in seconds, supports a broad range of data formats, including Protocol Buffers, Avro and JSON, and leverages Hadoop and HBase™ as data sources. This session is taking place in the Regent Parlor.

On Thursday, October 25 at 9:10 a.m. ET, MapR CEO John Schroeder will deliver a keynote session titled "Hadoop: Thinking Big." This presentation will provide insights into how the combination of scale, efficiency and analytic flexibility creates the power to expand the applications for Hadoop to transform companies as well as entire industries. This keynote is presented in the Grand Ballroom.

On Thursday, October 25 at 11:40 a.m. ET, MapR Chief Application Architect, Ted Dunning will present a talk which will describe how real-time learning can be used for advanced A/B testing as well as a variety of targeting problems from online advertising to adaptive document routing to content-based recommendations. The crux of these applications is a family of techniques called Bayesian Bandits. This session is being held in Sutton Center/Sutton South.

The Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012 is taking place at the Sheraton New York Towers and the New York Hilton in New York City. For more information on the Conference, click here.

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MapR Technologies, Inc.
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MapR Technologies, Inc.
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