MapR Ships 8th Release of Apache Spark Stack on MapR Converged Data Platform

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mrby Angela Guess

A recent article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced the immediate availability of Apache Spark 1.6.1 on the MapR Converged Data Platform making it the eighth release of the full Spark stack available to MapR customers. Additionally, the free, complete online Spark On Demand Training (ODT) courses via MapR Academy have achieved the highest course enrollment rate since the ODT program’s initial launch.”

Anoop Dawar, vice president of product management, Spark and Hadoop at MapR Technologies, commented, “We have seen a significant customer adoption of Spark for building data pipelines and advanced analytics… MapR has fully supported the Spark stack for two years – more than any other vendor in this industry. Based on customer feedback MapR provides early preview releases so data scientists and developers can try cutting edge features and then follows it up with a GA release for production deployments.”

The article adds, “Spark continues to attract significant interest from developers and 30% of course registrants have already become certified as MapR Certified Spark Developers. This industry credential validates a developer’s technical knowledge, skills and abilities to use Spark in an enterprise environment to process large datasets.”

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