MapR Technologies Among First to Receive Big Data Competency Status by Amazon Web Services

by Business Wire on July 29, 2014


MapR Technologies Among First to Receive Big Data Competency Status by Amazon Web Services

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 29, 2014–

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it is one of the first to receive Big Data Competency status from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Now part of the new AWS Partner Network (APN) Competency Program, AWS has named MapR as a Big Data Competency Partner based on customer success, technical proficiency and software validation.

“As the first Hadoop distribution company in the APN Competency Program, we’re excited to be recognized for helping customers successfully use Hadoop in production environments at any scale,” said Jon Posnik, vice president of business development at MapR Technologies. “This validation from AWS reaffirms the value that the MapR distribution provides in the cloud by delivering unparalleled flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness.”

The MapR Distribution for Hadoop is an enterprise-grade platform built from the ground up to bring unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and performance levels to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications. MapR is available on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) as a simple drop-down selection in the AWS Management Console. MapR is fully supported on multiple AWS instance types, including the latest high-performance SSD-backed high I/O instances. The combination of MapR and Amazon EMR provides a proven solution for users who want to effectively and rapidly leverage Hadoop on the AWS Cloud.

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 500 customers across financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications as well as by leading Global 2000 and Web 2.0 companies. Amazon, Cisco, Google 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 Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Apple TV adds new channels for CNBC and Fox Now

by Tom Cheredar on July 29, 2014

Apple TV adds new channels for CNBC and Fox Now
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The Apple TV might be the oldest set-top box in a sea of newer, shinier competitors, but at least it keeps getting new programming.

Today, Apple announced that the set-top box would see two new channels for financial news network CNBC and broadcast network Fox’s on-demand offering, Fox Now.

The CNBC channel has a livestream of the cable channel. This is nice for people who no longer get much use out of their traditional pay TV subscription but still want to follow along with financial news throughout the day. The Fox Now channel, on the other hand, only offers relatively recent on-demand content such as 24: Live Another Day, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Glee, and more.

Unfortunately, you’ll need to already be paying for cable or satellite TV and authenticate that subscription before being able to access either channel.

Via MacRumors

Apple designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple software includes t… read more »

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