MapR Partnerships with Contexti, SAS Expand Big Data Options for Customers

MapR Technologies continues to expand partnerships for its Apache Hadoop distribution to deliver easy-to-use and innovative big data solutions. Partnerships with Context and SAS highlight the latest round.

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MapR Technologies continues to expand partnerships for its Apache Hadoop distribution to deliver easy-to-use and innovative big data solutions. Partnerships with Context and SAS highlight the latest round.

 

MediaHub Australia has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop in its digital archive that serves broadcasters throughout Australia. MapR provides customers an enterprise-grade distributed data platform to reliably store and process big data.

 

Thanks to MapR and its partner, Contexti, MediaHub is cost effectively managing its growing content repository and support future analytic services, according to officials of the companies. MediaHub delivers SD and HD digital content for traditional television broadcast and in multiple formats, such as IPTV and mobile devices. The Contexti Big Data Platforms-as-a-Service (Big Data PaaS) is a comprehensive managed service with choice and flexibility in products, environments and service level agreements. The Contexti Big Data PaaS is available on-premise or in the cloud, supports multiple Hadoop distributions and integrates popular 3rd party tools.

 

MediaHub Australia delivers more than 170 channels to the Australian metropolitan and regional markets. MapR offers MediaHub a high-performance, highly scalable platform to enable data analytics for it clients’ businesses, according to MediaHub’s head of technology Simon Scott. The amount of content managed by MapR has doubled in size to 1 petabyte since MediaHub implemented its archive.

 

This content will grow at an explosive rate over the next 18 months. “MapR gives us a way of building our own tailored archive system, but with the future capacity to leverage the archive for big data analysis, which we could turn into an added benefit for our clients,” he added. Scott also pointed out that MapR-based Hadoop architecture enables MediaHub to analyze content usage patterns and help clients make data-driven business decisions in real-time.

 

In another push of the analytics envelope, MapR is also teaming up with long-time analytics provider SAS on multiple fronts to collaborate on business analytics and enterprise-grade Hadoop for customers. Under the cooperation, customers will be able to use SAS business analytics with the MapR advanced distributed data platform to get the insights they need to make the best decisions and be more competitive, according to Steve Campbell, MapR’s director of business development.

 

“Through this alliance, customers benefit from the ability to make better business decisions faster through the market-leading analytics of SAS and the advanced architecture and performance of MapR,” he added in a statement.

 

Moreover, traditional data scientists and business analysts can use SAS analytics software with MapR to gain new business insights from their Hadoop-based data, according to Elishia Rousos, SAS senior manager, alliance management. “SAS is committed to helping customers leverage the power of advanced analytics on their big data,” Rousos explained.

 

MapR and SAS will continue to collaborate around Hadoop integration, support of joint customers, and future go-to-market opportunities.




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