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MapR Shares Insights on Security, Governance and Operational Analytics at Key Big Data Industry and Partner Events in October

SAN JOSE, CA — (Marketwired) — 10/05/15 — , provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop® that integrates web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities, today announced its upcoming presentations at conferences and meetups in October 2015. Detailing how to leverage Hadoop and Spark technologies so businesses can maximize its use of big data, presenters from MapR will lead sessions at key industry and partner events, including:

The is an opportunity for technology executives to have in-depth discussions on the best practices and strategies necessary to build customer-centric organizations. MapR is a sponsor of the event.

Tuesday, October 6 at 8:50 AM
Westin Chicago River, North Chicago, IL
Jim Scott, director of enterprise strategy and architecture at MapR, will present “How Banks Are Putting Big Data Science Projects into Action,” and will discuss how big data applications in financial services have evolved from pure “science labs” or pilot phase to an operational, mission-critical capability that drives growth. Jim will share success stories, including those involving more advanced projects needing hardened environments, and will explain how data platforms can reduce big data maturity challenges.

The features discussions around current tech-security issues such as cloud, email, social media, VoIP, LAN, wireless, and USB drives.

Thursday, October 15 at 1:45 PM
The New Yorker Hotel, New York, NY
Paul Curtis, a solutions engineer at MapR will present “The Big Data Approach to Apache Spark,” and will discuss how to quickly and effectively distinguish a network intrusion attempt from an expected and authorized event. Paul will share the use of big data technologies for predictive analytics and building models that identify “normal” behavior as well as anomalous behavior. He will explain how anomalies signal potential security threats, and how Hadoop and Spark can more accurately alert you to take action.

The focuses on insights into business, marketing and technical trends for data-driven businesses. MapR is a sponsor of the conference.

Monday, October 19 at 2:45 PM
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Peyman Mohajerian, senior data engineer at MapR, will co-present with Chris McVey, senior security architect at Teradata, on Hacking Hadoop and How to Prevent It.” Peyman and Chris will demonstrate multiple methods for extracting sensitive data from a Hadoop Data Lake without authorization. They will analyze Hadoop–s out-of-the-box security controls and the ease with which a cluster can be discovered and compromised. The session will also identify security vulnerabilities in Hadoop in order to better understand security requirements for new or maturing implementations.

Tuesday, October 20 at 3:00 PM
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Bill Peterson, director of product marketing at MapR, will lead a talk on “The Silver Bullet for Hadoop Integration: Data Governance and Security.” Bill will explain some of the common pitfalls that early Hadoop adopters have learned, and what technologies and tools are available to get the most from ALL your data assets across a unified data architecture. This session will highlight customer examples in terms of how to integrate Teradata and Hadoop while maintaining bullet-proof security and data governance best practices.

The focuses on how Cisco, Cisco–s partners, and customers are developing and utilizing new solutions for big data, the Internet of Things, cloud, analytics, and data virtualization. MapR is a sponsor of the conference.

Thursday, October 22 at 9:00 AM
Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL
Jim Scott, director, enterprise strategy and architecture at MapR, will lead a break-out session on “Rethinking SQL for Big Data with Apache Drill.” In his session, Jim will cover how Apache Drill, the most flexible SQL-on-Hadoop technology, can achieve lightning fast performance and provide ground breaking flexibility and ease of use to enable self-service data exploration for users of Hadoop and NoSQL data.

Also in October, MapR will present at on October 13 in Kennesaw, GA, at on October 14 in Atlanta, GA, at (Healthcare Analytics Lean In Conference) on October 23 in Eden Prairie, MN, and on October 24 in Phoenix, AZ. MapR will also present at upcoming events later this month.

provides the industry–s only big data platform that combines the processing power of the top-ranked Hadoop with web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities, enabling customers to harness the enormous power of their data. Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for fraud prevention, secure and highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and integrated operational and analytic processing for improved customer experiences, run on MapR. A majority of customers achieve payback in fewer than 12 months and realize greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that 40,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HP, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on , , and

Beth Winkowski
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(978) 649-7189

Kim Pegnato
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(781) 620-0016

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