STRATA + HADOOP WORLD (booth 1239), San Jose, Calif.– February 17, 2014 Unifi Software, the only comprehensive data integration solution for the enterprise, today announced it has become a certified partner of MapR Technologies, provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®. This partnership delivers joint enterprise customers a new data integration and management solution that enables them to harness the power of big data to transform their businesses.

Organizations today are struggling to acquire and structure a deluge of data from disparate sources, including data warehouses, spreadsheets, BI systems, marketing tools, and the cloud. Today, if a company wants to understand customer churn or segmentation, a business analyst is reliant on their IT department to acquire, aggregate, and structure all this information prior to their analysis, in the hopes of creating the right data set. Locating, acquiring, integrating, and structuring this data is typically more than 80 percent of the total time spent by analysts. With UNIFi Software, a process that previously took weeks of IT / business collaboration to complete now only takes a matter of minutes, enabling business users to self-serve their enterprise data assets.

“Our certification on MapR is a key milestone for Unifi,” said Rob Carlson, CEO & Co-Founder at UNIFi. “The combination of Unifi on MapR means our joint enterprise customers can really take advantage of all the data they have available across their organizations. Unifi is helping to democratize data assets by making that data available to a much wider group of business analysts throughout the organization.”

Unifi Software is a visually-driven tool that allows anyone in the enterprise to search for data across the organization, pull it into Hadoop, and structure it so the analysis can all be done in one place. Unifi is also breaking down the barrier to deployment because it requires no additional hardware. While other offerings require their own hardware to be installed, Unifi’s smart, server-based software leverages the horsepower of a company’s existing MapR Distribution installation for fast deployment and fast usage. This means a business can have the technology up and running within hours, and save up to 10x the cost because they no longer need to pay for hardware or hire a team of engineers to maintain it.

“Unifi addresses enterprise-class data integration requirements and is a natural complement to the enterprise-class MapR Distribution,” said Jon Posnik, vice president of business development, MapR Technologies.  “The strong, self-service Unifi capabilities are now extended to mission-critical data contained in Hadoop that are secured with comprehensive high availability, full data protection, and utility-grade business continuity.”

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About Unifi Software

Unifi Software is the only enterprise-class data integration platform that runs natively on Hadoop. Designed by business people for business people, Unifi delivers DIY data integration to the business analysts who analyze the data, unlocking its full potential. With direct access to more data, business users can pursue “what if” scenarios without relying on IT—dramatically increasing time to insight while freeing up IT resources. Unifi runs on existing infrastructure, making processing super-fast, and all at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Investors include Canaan Partners and Omaha Capital LLC. Unifi Software is based in San Mateo, CA. Connect with Unifi on Twitter, LinkedIn, andFacebook.

About MapR

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.

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