MapR Chief Application Architect Presents at Fourth Annual Hadoop Conference in Japan

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Session Outlines the Evolution of Hadoop within the Enterprise

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MapR Technologies, Inc. announced that Chief Application Architect, Ted Dunning, presented a keynote address followed by a general technical session at the Hadoop Conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, September 26, 2011. The Annual Hadoop Conference was presented by the Hadoop User Group Japan, which is considered the largest Hadoop User Group in Japan. More than 800 Hadoop practitioners, developers and business executives were expected to attend the conference in Tokyo at the Bellesalle Shiodome Center.

Dr. Dunning’s keynote presentation, titled “How Hadoop Needs to Evolve and Integrate into the Enterprise,” addressed how Hadoop allows new classes of problems to be solved in a dramatically more cost effective way. The discussion touched on various points of interest including the lack of serious consideration for data loss contingencies, the need for better integration with existing systems, and the need for a greater use of existing standard protocols.

During his second session, “Architectural Details and Implications of MapR Technology,” Dr. Dunning presented several key technological breakthroughs in MapR's architecture that allow dramatic increases in scalability, performance and usability. He described how this strong foundation has a dramatic simplifying influence on a variety of applications including text indexing and retrieval, and various machine learning algorithms.

For more information about the Hadoop Conference in Japan, please visit Please follow Dr. Dunning via Twitter at @ted_dunning.

About MapR Technologies
MapR allows more businesses to harness the power of big data analytics. MapR's innovations make Hadoop more reliable, more affordable, more manageable and significantly easier to use. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. For more information about MapR, please visit

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