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MapR Unveils Free On-Demand Training Program with $50M In-Kind Contribution to the Hadoop Community

Self-service, comprehensive curriculum fulfills Hadoop certification requirements 

Bangalore January 28, 2014 –MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the availability of free Hadoop-Demand Training for developers, analysts and administrators which represents a $50M in-kind contribution* to the broad Hadoop community. The Hadoop training program is a multi-course curriculum designed to expand worldwide adoption of Hadoop technology. The curriculum provides engaging and interactive video lessons, hands-on exercises, labs and quizzes, enabling professionals to acquire valuable Hadoop skills and knowledge on their own schedule.

As part of this comprehensive training initiative, MapR has also arranged for the administration of certification exams by Innovative Exams, a leading certification and training proctoring company. Developers, data analysts and administrators who complete the appropriate coursework have the option of receiving full certification as a Hadoop Developer, Hadoop Data Analyst, and Hadoop Administrator. There is also a separate certification track for HBase Developers.

According to 451 Research, the demand for Hadoop is expected to grow to $2.7 billion by 2018 and one of the key challenges for this growth is the lack of widespread Hadoop configuration and development skills.**

“There is ongoing momentum propelling Hadoop as deployments continue to expand in scope and size,” said Matt Aslett, research director of data platforms and analytics, 451 Research. “Hadoop skills remain highly valuable to employers and we expect this new on-demand training initiative from MapR to be of tremendous interest to individuals looking to build new areas of expertise in managing and analyzing data.”

“We focused on making it easy for anyone to receive high-quality, comprehensive Hadoop training anywhere in the world,” said Dave Jespersen, vice president, worldwide services, MapR Technologies.  “This is a major contribution to the industry, addressing the primary concern around Hadoop skills development and raising the value for professionals who take these courses.”

Available On-Demand Training Courses include:

  • Hadoop Essentials
  • Hadoop Operations: Cluster Administration
  • Developing Hadoop Applications

Additional courses available later this quarter include:

  • HBase Schema Design and Data Modeling
  • Developing HBase Application
  • Hadoop Data Analysis with Apache Drill
  • Hadoop Data Analysis with Apache Hive

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