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MapR targets big-data rivals’ merger with free migration assessment

Submitted by on November 8, 2018 – 3:57 amNo Comment

MapR Technologies Inc. is betting that the impending merger of big-data rivals Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks Inc. will mire those companies in so much organizational minutia that customers will be open to making a switch.

MapR is the sole surviving independent member of the trio of well-funded startups that emerged from the early days of the big-data management software era built around Hadoop, the open-source software whose mascot is an elephant. Today the company is rolling out a new product release along with a free “assessment service” to convince customers of its competitors make the switch to MapR.

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