SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 3, 2016) -  MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry's only Converged Data Platform, today announced its executives will present on various data governance, security, analytics, and other big data topics this month at leading industry events, including Big Data Everywhere. Speaking highlights include:

Women in Big Data
The goal of the Women in Big Data Forum is to strengthen the diversity in the big data field. As part of this initiative, the group would like to encourage and attract more female talent to big data analytics field and help them connect, engage and grow.

When: Wednesday, May 4 at 9:00 AM
Where: MapR Technologies headquarters, 350 Holger Way, San Jose, CA
What: This all-day workshop will feature MapR Senior Director of Product Management, Neeraja Rentachintala, who will lead a tutorial on "Introduction to Apache Drill," which includes the essentials of Apache Drill, such as writing SQL queries on a range of data types, using Drill Explorer on semi-structure data, and how Drill interacts with data and does schema discovery. MapR Solutions Architect, James Casaletto, will cover "Introduction to Apache Spark," which will describe the features of Apache Spark, how Spark fits in the big data application stack, and how Spark works with Hadoop.

Big Data Everywhere Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, New York and Phoenix
Big Data Everywhere (BDE) is a half-day conference focused on Hadoop, Spark and other big data technologies that brings together users and developers to share their experience via technical sessions and user success stories. In addition to MapR, other companies speaking at BDE this month include Altitude Digital, Cardlytics, Eastern Bank, Intel Security, Liaison, and Pfizer.

When: Tuesday, May 10 in Atlanta and Thursday, May 12 in Ft. Lauderdale
Where: Westin Buckhead, Atlanta, GA and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood, FL
What: MapR Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Jim Scott will present on "Streaming in the Extreme," where he will discuss how technologies like Kafka can be used to accomplish real-time, lossless messaging that works in both single and multiple globally dispersed data centers.

When: Tuesday, May 17 in Boston and Thursday, May 19 in New York
Where: The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA and Convene, New York City, NY
What: MapR Chief Application Architect Ted Dunning will discuss, "Modern Streaming Analytics, Flow versus State," where attendees will learn how the leading edge of big data architectural practice is rapidly moving to flow-based computing using streaming architectures as opposed to state-based computing based on batch programs plus workflow schedulers. Additionally, MapR Systems Engineer Vince Gonzales will share his insights on "Self-Service Data Exploration Analytics on Hadoop - Introduction to Apache Drill" where he will describe the necessary key concepts of Drill and illustrate them with practical examples, and describe why this matters in the real world.

When: Wednesday, May 25 at 9:15 AM
Where: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ
What: MapR Data Scientist Joe Blue will present on "The Customer 360 Revolution," where he will cover recent examples in which he used machine learning methods via Hadoop to incorporate large amounts of data with varying amounts of structure to predict customers' behavior and discuss how businesses are beginning to apply that capability to their bottom line.

Big Data Everywhere will also be held this month in Munich, Singapore and Mumbai.

MapR will also present at NYC NoSQL & NewSQL Group in New York on May 3; The Big Data Security and Data Governance Meetup in San Jose, CA on May 5; Data Summit NYC 2016 in New York on May 10; BAM - Big Data, Advanced Analytics, and Machine Learning in Green Bay, WI on May 17; and Predictive Analytics World for Business in Chicago, IL on May 20.

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About MapR Technologies
MapR provides the industry's only converged data platform that integrates the power of Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage, 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 achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that over 50,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, 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 LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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MapR Technologies, Inc.
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MapR Technologies, Inc.
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