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MapR racks up the bookings on the back of big data demand

By Heather Wright, Wed 15 Jul 2015
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MapR Technologies has achieved more than 100% growth year on year in bookings and billings globally during Q2 2015, with ‘great momentum’ in Australia in the past few months.

The enterprise software company says new customer adoption and expanded deployments of the MapR Distribution for Hadoop have continued to accelerate as enterprise customers realise top-line revenue growth and operational efficiencies.

Justin Bock, MapR ANZ regional manager says Asia Pacific and in particular Australia, are seeing an increased demand for big data services, driving MapR’s success.

“Australia is a fast growing market where we see increasing opportunities in industries such as retail, telecommunications and government,” Bock says.

“With the development of trends such as internet of things and the overall economy digitisation, Australian businesses increasingly need solutions to manage and analyse data.”

Bock says data analytics is becoming more and more critical for organisations if they want to find new ways of improving their existing business and find new growth opportunities, as well as get to know their customers better.

“MapR distribution for Hadoop enables an enterprise grade platform for the market, enabling a secure and fast platform for data management and analytics,” he says.

Last month, MapR announced it was working closely with Microsoft to bring Hadoop on demand to Microsoft Azure, in a deal Bock says will provide new growth and business opportunities for MapR’s channel partners.

The company has also partnered with Google to offer a $500 Google Cloud credit for those signing up for free on-demand Hadoop training. The offer is available to resellers and IT professionals.

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