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MapR Introduces New Quick Start Migration Service

Addresses accelerating demand to move to Converged Data Platform 

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced at SAPPHIRE NOW its new Quick Start Migration Service to address the strong demand from companies with big data production installations moving to the MapR Converged Data Platform for reliability and real-time requirements.

Customers across the board–from those with a single use case on a few nodes to those with large clusters of 100s of nodes–have migrated to MapR from other Hadoop distributions. As a result of moving to the MapR Platform, customers have achieved a three-year return on investment (ROI) of 382% and realized over $20 million in business benefits according to the results of third-party research by IDC1.

“As organizations continue to gain experience with Hadoop, they increasingly look for technologies with the enterprise-grade features they need to deploy mission-critical applications,” said Dave Jespersen, vice president of worldwide services, MapR Technologies. “With this in mind, we created the ‘easy button’ for moving to MapR. We want customers to be able to make the decision to migrate with confidence and use the platform that best fits their needs. The new Quick Start Migration Service is designed to enable enterprises to move their data with minimal impact to applications or workflows.”

The Quick Start Migration Service is also available for organizations currently using a Hadoop distribution but are interested in the new appliance announced by Cisco for SAP HANA that includes the MapR Converged Data Platform. This powerful appliance makes it easier to harness the power of big data, simplify deployment, speed time-to-market, and reduce operational expenses.

Details of Quick Start Migration Service
The new Quick Start Migration Service includes a zero downtime and zero risk-of-data-loss. The migration service maintains operation of the existing distribution while transitioning to MapR. During the migration, MapR unique features around multi-tenancy, security, and application convergence can also be implemented.

Customer Examples

Many organizations have benefited from migrating to MapR, including:

  • Large financial institution with an operational application involving HBase turned to MapR for its big data needs. After one week of evaluation and SOW creation, the company successfully migrated from a competing Hadoop distribution to the MapR Platform and is now running multiple global real-time applications using fewer nodes and benefitting from increased performance.
  • A marketing automation company completed an end-to-end migration within a week from a competing Hadoop distribution to MapR. Leveraging the MapR Converged Data Platform, they now have the agility and high performance to immediately provide competitive solutions for its customers.
  • Large government agency project affecting millions of citizens transitioned from a competing Hadoop distribution. Having application complexity including real-time mirroring across geographically distributed data centers, this migration to MapR was successfully completed with zero downtime.

The new MapR Quick Start Migration Service is available today from MapR worldwide.