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DST, MapR Technologies tie-up

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DST, MapR Technologies tie-up
Kanth says the deal enables DST to add its big data skills strength to the reliability, scalability and performance of the MapR enterprise-grade platform.

Data Science Technologies (DST), a subsidiary of StorIT Distribution, has announced a new distribution partnership with MapR Technologies, provider of Apache Hadoop.

Under the accord, DST will be able to offer enterprises in the Middle East cutting-edge technologies to address key big data challenges for business critical applications. In addition, DST will market and offer the MapR Enterprise Edition, the MapR Enterprise Database Edition and the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop in the UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman to help enterprise customers quickly and effortlessly capture critical big data insights.

“Enterprises in the business of data have the most to gain from the MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop. MapR provides full data protection, no single points of failure, improved performance, and ease of use advantages to data-driven enterprises. This partnership enables DST to add its Big Data skills strength to the reliability, scalability and performance of the MapR enterprise-grade platform, delivering one the most comprehensive offerings for Hadoop applications,” said Shashi Kanth, sales manager, DST.

Xavier Guerin, vice president, Business Development, EMEA, MapR Technologies, said: “Data Science Technologies offers deep knowledge in enterprise-class big data deployments and we look forward to working with them as we extend our presence in the Middle East. The company is a great addition to the MapR Advantage Partner program.”

With this partnership, DST said it will be able to offer customers the ability to leverage massive amounts of data to impact business “as it happens” shifting the IT cost curve and allowing companies to strategically change their business models.

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