SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

April 15, 2015 08:00 ET

Information Builders Partners With MapR Technologies, Inc.

Organizations Can Realize Full Business Potential of Big Data

NEW YORK, NY and BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®. With the partnership, customers can use Information Builders' software with the MapR advanced Hadoop Distribution platform to obtain new insights from large data sets and achieve competitive advantage in the process.

Information Builders and MapR are collaborating in the area of business analytics and enterprise-grade Hadoop for customer environments. The MapR Data Platform within the Hadoop Distribution and Information Builders' solutions allow quick, reliable, efficient read/write access back and forth to ensure the integrity of data when used for analytics. 

Enterprises adopting the MapR Distribution including Hadoop realize certain advantages when legacy and new data from disparate platforms are brought under management. Information Builders and MapR offer customers and partners a comprehensive solution; providing fast, flexible, and powerful metadata integration and advanced policy rules to ensure consistency with data for impactful analytics. Among the organizations using the combined solution to ensure real-time analytics from a variety of data sources are a leading credit card provider and airplane manufacturer.

"Information Builders brings modern data analytics with scale and dependability to large organizations worldwide," said Steve Wooledge, vice president of Product Marketing, MapR Technologies. "With customers already achieving benefits from our combined solution, this partnership extends our global go-to-market strategy, enabling organizations to take immediate action on data 'as it happens.'"

"MapR offers a reliable, robust, Hadoop Distribution with a data platform that makes it very easy for Information Builders' integration, data quality, and analytics software to create data lakes, off-load or load data warehouses, and enable business impact quickly to respective customers," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders.

MapR will join the Information Builders booth at Hadoop Summit taking place in Brussels April 15-16. MapR will also speak at Information Builders' Summit User Conference on Sunday, May 31 in Kissimmee, Florida.

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

About Information Builders
Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

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