MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced it was named a Leader by Forrester Research, Inc., in the report, “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016.” Forrester evaluated 26 criteria categorized by current offering, strategy and market presence. MapR achieved the highest score for current offering among all reviewed vendors.
As stated in the report, Leaders offer credible support for large and complex deployments. Noel Yuhanna, principal analyst at Forrester, wrote, “MapR-DB is a NoSQL database that’s part of the MapR Converged Data Platform…its unique capability is running NoSQL operations, Hadoop analytics, and event stream processing in the same cluster. Customers like its ability to support petabyte scalability, integration with Hadoop, data consistency, multimaster replication, and responsive data access. Customers are using MapR-DB for many use cases, including a 360-degree view of customer, fraud detection, social networking, gaming, big data analytics, mobile, and IoT.”
“We believe achieving the highest score for our current offering across all vendors is a testament of how MapR provides advanced capabilities to ensure production success for big data,” said Jack Norris, senior vice president, data and applications, MapR Technologies. “Furthermore, our converged data platform helps customers to lower IT costs by unifying data into a single platform while building new innovative applications to generate new revenue streams.”
As part of the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR-DB provides the first in-Hadoop document database that allows developers to deliver scalable applications that also leverage continuous analytics on real-time data, while enforcing strong consistency and data integrity. MapR-DB features native support for JSON documents which enables greater concurrency, higher performance, and more granular access controls than other technologies. It also supports a wide column data model and API to run existing Apache HBase™ applications faster and more reliably. With MapR-DB, the MapR Platform is the only data platform built for NoSQL operations, Hadoop/Spark analytics, web-scale storage, and event stream processing in the same cluster.
MapR enables organizations to create disruptive advantage and long-term value from their data with the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, which delivers distributed processing, real-time analytics, and enterprise grade requirements across cloud and on-premise environments, while leveraging the significant on-going development in open source technologies including Spark and Hadoop. Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for fraud prevention, secure and highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and integrated operational and analytic processing for improved customer experiences, run on MapR. A majority of customers achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that over 50,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.