Leading analytics firm chooses MapR to uncover insights, identify trends, and deliver actionable data to Australia’s largest companies

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 29, 2014–

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that Quantium, the leading data analytics firm in Australia, has selected the MapR Distribution including Hadoop to perform rigorous analytics on large and complex data sets to generate rapid business insights for their clients, including many of Australia’s leading companies.

Sydney-based Quantium is Australia’s globally recognized leader in the development of data-driven insights and ideas. Quantium is a fast growing company offering services in customer analytics, technology and decision support, media and market activation, and data driven insights to many of Australia’s largest companies, including Woolworths, National Australia Bank and Foxtel.

“The core of our business rests on our ability to perform complex analytics on large data sets to derive business insights,” said Greg Schneider, director at Quantium. “Relative to other available Hadoop distributions, MapR is expected to provide higher level performance, more fine-grained control of data segregation, and better reliability.”

The MapR Solution

Quantium selected the MapR Distribution including Hadoop to improve its ability to perform analysis on large volumes of data without having to spend time restructuring the data. The company’s selection criteria included the ability to gain faster time to market at a reduced cost, improve analytic performance, enable real-time ad-hoc queries, and perform security management and audits. Additional required capabilities included:

  • Real-time analytical queries with low latency query response (usually under 50ms) to support live interactive systems.
  • Automated large processing tasks to facilitate fast query execution and data retrieval in an interactive environment. This includes everything from large-scale processing of unstructured data to generating client reports for Quantium CheckOut®, a tool developed to provide a rich understanding of shopper behavior as well as in-depth analysis of category, brand and product performance.
  • Ad-hoc queries and analysis that facilitates both ad-hoc analysis for clients and experimentation leading to the development and innovation of new products.

“Quantium will deploy one of the largest and most powerful Hadoop clusters in Australia,” said Justin Bock, Australia country manager, MapR Technologies. “Fast data analytics is core to the Quantium solution and we are proud to provide the Hadoop foundation with the scale, real-time performance and reliability which will help their customers benefit from immediate, actionable data.”

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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