MapR Academy Launches as Free Source for Hadoop Training Videos and Documentation

MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of an advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop,  has unveiled the MapR Training Academy, a free internet-based source for training videos and documentation to help the Hadoop user community accelerate the use of Hadoop for more business users.  MapR Academy provides an introduction to Hadoop as a big data analytics platform and delves into the architecture, design and administration of Hadoop.

"MapR has developed a curriculum to help Hadoop users get up to speed, and accelerate the successful deployment and use of Hadoop," says Jack Norris, vice president of marketing, MapR Technologies.  "We're committed to provide a robust and free training resource." 

The MapR Training Academy is intended to provide information for administrators, developers, as well as analysts. It provides administrators with information about installing, deploying, and managing a cluster. Instructional videos coupled with free software downloads provide hands-on cluster management experience that will transfer to an enterprise setting.

For developers who want to learn the basics of MapReduce programming and Hadoop there are tutorials and instructions that show topics from basic parallel processing concepts all the way to writing Pig and Hive queries. Installation tutorials will help developers build a single-node cluster to work with, and run real MapReduce jobs directly.

In addition, for analysts and business users who want to know more about how Hadoop works for data analysis in a business setting, there are materials about the capabilities and concepts of Hadoop, and what the future holds for big data.

For information about the MapR Training Academy, go to To download the latest MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, visit