On-demand training program continues to gain momentum as registrations top 25,000 and course portfolio expands

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 23, 2015–

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced it has teamed with Google Cloud Platform to provide $500 of credit to spend on Google Cloud Platform services for each registrant with its free Hadoop On-Demand Training program. With more than 25,000 professionals already enrolled in the program, this new incentive gives students an opportunity to complete labs using Google’s industry-leading cloud infrastructure at no charge, further supporting Hadoop skills development.

The $500 credit is available only to students registered for MapR On-Demand Training classes. This permits them to create virtual environments to complete the required lab exercises in each course. After completing the lab exercises, students can continue to use the environment to try out Google Cloud Platform services like Google Compute Engine, Google BigQuery, or the recently announced Google Cloud Storage Nearline.

“Working with Google Cloud Platform on this training initiative is strong validation of the demand for skilled Hadoop professionals and the huge momentum we’ve achieved since we launched this program in late January,” said Dave Jespersen, vice president, worldwide services, MapR Technologies. “MapR is revolutionizing Hadoop training by bringing to market a free, on-demand, interactive and engaging experience for data professionals and, with Google Cloud Platform, we are providing additional resources to extend their education and hands-on experience with Hadoop.”

The curriculum in the free MapR Hadoop On-Demand Training Program provides engaging and interactive video lessons, hands-on exercises, labs and quizzes, enabling professionals to acquire valuable Hadoop skills and knowledge on their own schedule. Coursework includes the same level of depth and content as instructor-led training. New courses have recently been added to expand the breadth of content available, including MapR Distribution Essentials, Apache Drill Essentials and Apache Drill Architecture. The program also offers exams leading to certified Hadoop professional designations for developers, data analysts and administrators.

To redeem the credit, register for MapR training and follow the instructions provided within the training portal.

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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 700 customers across financial services, government, healthcare, internet, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications as well as by leading Global 2000 and Web 2.0 companies. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Teradata 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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