SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 13, 2014–

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced an initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages.

“The MapR initiative to integrate Apache Drill with Apache Spark’s high-performance, in-memory data processing will provide a powerful combination,” commented John Webster, senior partner and analyst, Evaluator Group. “MapR support for the complete Spark stack provides Drill users the ability to create advanced data pipelines that leverage Drill’s data agility and Spark’s batch processing capabilities.”

“As the driving force behind Spark, Databricks is pleased to see continued and expanded innovation around Spark to help users derive value from big data faster,” said Ion Stoica, CEO of Databricks. “We are looking forward to MapR integrating Drill with Spark to enable enterprises to expand processing options and unlock deeper insights from their data faster.”

Integrating Apache Drill and Spark simplifies the development of data pipelines and opens up Drill SQL-based ad-hoc queries on in-memory data,” said M.C. Srivas, CTO and cofounder, MapR Technologies. “Joining forces with Databricks to leverage our combined breadth and depth of technical resources to accelerate innovation is a huge win for customers.”

Apache Drill provides the flexibility to immediately query complex data in native formats, such as schema-less data, nested data, and data with rapidly-evolving schemas, with minimal IT involvement. Because SQL queries can run directly on various file formats, live data can be explored as it is coming in, versus spending weeks preparing and managing schemas and setting up ETL tasks. Additionally, Apache Drill supports ANSI SQL so users can easily leverage their SQL skills and existing investments in business intelligence (BI) tools.

About MapR Technologies
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution for Hadoop. MapR is used by more than 500 customers across financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications as well as by leading Global 2000 and Web 2.0 companies. Amazon, Cisco, Google and HP are part of the broad MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. MapR is based in San Jose, CA. Connect with MapR on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook,

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