Karmasphere And MapR Ease Hadoop Access For Data Analysts


Combination offers Self-service Big Data Analytics with Minimal IT Support

Cupertino, CA – November 30, 2011 – Karmasphere™, a Big Data Intelligence company, today announced the availability of Karmasphere Analytics on the MapR distributions, the M3 and M5 Editions, opening Hadoop to data analysts with minimal IT support. Karmasphere also announced commitment to the MapR Academy which provides an introduction to Hadoop as a Big Data Analytics platform and delves into the architecture, design and administration of Hadoop. Thirty day trial versions of Karmasphere Analyst and Karmasphere Studio Professional Edition are available for MapR and can be requested at http://karmasphere.com/MapRtrials . With MapR, Karmasphere furthers its previously announced efforts to make Hadoop and Big Data Analytics ubiquitous.

“Like Karmasphere, MapR is a good example of a Big Data company making Hadoop accessible to a broader audience,”  said Martin Hall, co-founder and chairman, Karmasphere. “With the easy-to-install MapR distributions and Karmasphere Analyst, data analysts can get going quickly with Big Data Analytics.”

“Karmasphere’s graphical Big Data Analytics workspace is the perfect complement to MapR’s easy to use, dependable and fast platform,” said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing, MapR. “With the availability of Karmasphere products on our distribution, data analysts can derive insights from their structured and unstructured data in Hadoop without developing MapReduce programs.”

The Karmasphere Big Data Analytics product line includes Karmasphere Analyst, which provides data analysts immediate entry to structured and unstructured data on Hadoop, through SQL and other familiar languages, so that they can make ad-hoc queries, interact with the results, and iterate – without the aid of IT. Karmasphere Studioprovides developers that support analytic teams a graphical environment to learn Hadoop, develop custom analytic algorithms and systematize the creation of meaningful datasets the analysts find so that their results can be integrated into business processes and applications.

The MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop provides full data protection with snapshots and mirroring, no single points of failure, improved performance, and dramatic ease-of-use advantages. There are over a dozen capabilities that are only available with MapR’s Distribution for Apache Hadoop. MapR is a complete distribution that is 100% API compatible with Apache Hadoop (MapReduce, HDFS and HBase).

About MapR Technologies

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making managing and analyzing Big Data a reality for more business users. The award-winning MapR Distribution brings unprecedented dependability, speed and ease-of-use to Hadoop combined with data protection and business continuity, enabling customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures.

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere provides software products for data analysts and professionals so that they can unlock the power of Big Data in Hadoop, opening up a whole new world of possibilities to add value to the business. Karmasphere equips analysts with the ability to discover new patterns, relationships, and drivers in any kind of data – unstructured, semi-structured or structured – that were not possible to find before.

Karmasphere delivers the premier Big Data workspace for data professionals to mine and analyze web, mobile, sensor and social media data in any Hadoop distribution.  Analysts, and the developers that support them, use Karmasphere products to transform their business, identifying opportunities for new products and services and areas for business optimization and cost reduction.

For more information, visit www.karmasphere.com.

Note: Karmasphere, Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Engine and Karmasphere Studio are trademarks of Karmasphere. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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