MapR Reports Record Bookings in Q22015

MapR achieves over 100% growth in bookings and billings from cross-industry diversification with multiple $1M+ bookings

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced it has achieved more than 100% growth in bookings and billings during Q2 2015 compared to the same quarter in the prior year. MapR continues to extend its technology lead, processing big and fast data on a single platform and enabling new real-time applications for enterprise deployments.

“New customer adoption and expanded deployments of the MapR Distribution for Hadoop have continued to accelerate as enterprise customers are realizing top-line revenue growth and operational efficiencies,” said John Schroeder, cofounder and CEO, MapR Technologies. “Our technology innovations with Apache Hadoop coupled by a proven, subscription-based licensing model, has enabled our business to grow with predictable success.”

MapR continues to lead in key vertical industries with 8 of its top 10* verticals containing multiple customers each exceeding $1M in cumulative bookings.

By enabling Hadoop to serve business-critical needs for Big Data applications across the broadest set of Hadoop applications from batch analytics to interactive querying and real-time streaming, MapR has experienced significant growth. During the most recent quarter of MapR market success, customers are deploying larger Hadoop clusters for real-time, big and fast data deployments.

In addition, MapR continues to make significant contributions to the Hadoop open source community with their lease of Apache Drill 1.0 for general availability, the industry’s first schema-free SQL engine for big data. Drill uniquely delivers self-service SQL analytics without requiring pre-defined schema definitions, dramatically reducing the time required for business analysts to explore and understand data.

To address the need for Hadoop education globally, MapR launched free Hadoop On-Demand Training¬¬ in Q1 and more than 30,000 developers, analysts and administrators have enrolled for training in less than 6 months. MapR also collaborated with Google in Q2 to offer$500 of credit to spend on Google Cloud Platform services for each registrant of its Hadoop On-Demand Training program.

MapR also received an APACCisco® Partner Summit Global award, recognized as Solution Innovation Partner of the Year, in Q2. Cisco Partner Summit Global awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets.

In May 2015 MapR relocated its corporate headquarters into a90,000 square foot facility in the heart of the Silicon Valley along the primeHighway 237 corridor to accommodate its rapid growth. The new corporate address for MapR is 350 Holger Way, San Jose, CA.

*MapR top verticals include ad media, consumer products, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, market research, networking and computers, online/web/retail, and telecommunications.

Uber Launches Debit Card Payments in India

Now users across 18 cities have multiple payment options to choose from

Uber, the technology company that is transforming the way people move in cities, has today launched Debit Cards as an additional payment option for all users across the 18 cities that Uber is present in, in India.

Recently, Credit Card payments was reintroduced in India for all Android users, in partnership with MobiKwik. Now, users across iOS and Android platforms have the option to pay via Debit/Credit Cards.

Adhering to RBI regulations, there will be a 2-factor authentication flow built into the app and users will have to enter either their Online Banking Pin or their One-Time Password (OTP), to request for a ride using their Debit/Credit Card.

Commenting on the roll-out of Debit Card payments, an Uber Spokesperson said, “At Uber, we’re about making transportation as convenient and hassle-free as possible. We’re thrilled to be able to gives millions of Indians more choice when it comes to paying for their Uber rides. As we continue to focus on our mission to redefine urban mobility in India, riders will have the ability to chose from Debit/ Credit Card payments, Paytm (digital wallet), and Cash (in 6 cities).”

Cash payments are now available to all users in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi and Pune.

Felspire Closed Beta Announcement Reveals the Three Legends

Global games publisher 37Games has just announced its latest MMORPG Felspire will begin closed beta on August 3rd. Developed totally in-house by 37Games, Felspire provides players a fast-paced innovative gaming experience by cutting down on tedious grinding and allowing players to immediately immerse themselves in the most exciting part of the RPG genre. According to information from 37Games, there will be 3 classes for closed beta and a likely 4th class in the near future.

In the world of Felspire, named Eremos, brave adventurers have descended upon this continent from different corners of world to claim the Felspire for their own. Rafe – the Noble One, is the prince of the last human empire. As a mage, Rafe is at one with both nature and mysticism. He possesses the ability to harness natural forces, summon the flames of hell, and use lightning to roast all those who stand in his way.

Archers possess accurate, ranged attacks. They are elegant, swift hunters with the ability to track game thousands of miles away. The Elven archers have been staunch allies of the humans and have proved to be invaluable in their quest to secure the sanctity of the Felspire.

Warriors are brave and fearless. They always take the brunt of the initial collision and resist frontal attacks. Tork, the most famous of warriors leads by his own fearless fortitude and conviction. He desires not only to bring peace and stability to Eremos but to vanquish the forces of “other” into utter obscurity.

Apart from playing these legendary characters, players will transform classes and start down their own unique, treacherous paths. When each class reaches certain levels, they’ll transform into a new and higher rank by fulfilling some quests which function a little bit like proficiency tests. Warriors will have a chance to transform into Knights, Templars, Paladins, or even Champions. The Classic Transformation will bring players massive attribute boosts and open new stages of development and quest lines.

The closed beta starts on the 3rd of August, join to get an exclusive gift pack and start your journey in the world of Eremos!
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Senco Gold & Diamonds Opens Their Third Exquisite Store in Bengaluru

– Renowned Actress Chitrangada Singh Inaugurates the Sprawling Showroom in Commercial Street

Senco Gold & Diamonds, one of the largest jewelry brands of the country, inaugurated their all new exquisite store today in Bengaluru. The store, spread across two floors and showcasing exclusive range of Bengal’s world famous handcrafted jewelry, was inaugurated by renowned actress, Ms Chitrangada Singh in the presence of Mr Sankar Sen, Managing Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds & Mr Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds.

Situated in the heart of the city, this 6300 sq ft showroom will definitely be a landmark for jewellery shopping with exquisite range of elegantly designed gold, diamond, platinum and silver jewelry being available here. The legacy of Kolkata’s craftsmanship in jewelry design can be experienced in the bridal and light weighted jewelry, exclusive antique collection, diamond collection, platinum jewelry, unique love bands, etc. Moreover, traditional & intrinsic jewellery range comprising of Peacock collection, Deccan collection & Temple jewellery would be available in the store.

“We have always kept in mind the consumer demands and the change in market trend with regards to our designing and pricing and moved ahead accordingly. Though gold jewelry has always been our strength, the diamond collection introduced 10 years ago has witnessed great response with year on year growth in the category. Buying jewelry is more than an investment, as it helps create a fashion statement. We would like our consumers to enjoy jewellery shopping experience at our stores and I do hope that our hospitality apart from the wide variety of jewellery would definitely make them feel content”, said Mr Sankar Sen, Managing Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds.

The showroom will house more than 50,000 designs of gold, diamond, platinum, silver, costume jewellery & astral gems. The designs will range from modernistic to classic, chic to traditional & contemporary to vintage in both heavy & light jewelry category.

“We intend to near doubling of our turnover from domestic retail operations of Rs 1000 crore to Rs 2000 crore and expansion in the South will play a major role with 70% of the new stores coming up in the region by FY 2017 – 18. Here, stores will mostly come-up across Bengaluru followed by Hyderabad and Chennai. This is our third store in Bengaluru and 69th in India”, said Mr Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds.

The first two Senco gold & Diamonds stores in the city are located in Jayanagar and Koramangala whereas the new store is situated near Safina Plaza, RNR Majestic Landmark Building, 5 Main Guard Cross Road, Commercial Street, Bengaluru – 560001.

KPIT invites entries for national design and development innovation contest KPIT Sparkle 2016

· Opportunity for engineering and science students across India to come up with groundbreaking solutions on the theme, ‘Smart Solutions for Energy and Transportation’

· Winning teams to win cash prizes worth Rs. 21.5 lakhs and nationwide recognition

KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in product engineering and IT consulting, is inviting entries for KPIT Sparkle 2016, an annual national design and development innovation contest, in association with College of Engineering, Pune. With the aim of fostering a culture of innovation and critical thinking, KPIT invites engineering and science students across Indian colleges to come up with groundbreaking solutions on the theme, ‘Smart Solutions for Energy and Transportation’ and win prizes worth INR 21.5 Lakhs.

KPIT Sparkle 2016 does not give students a problem statement to solve, but allows them to choose the problem from within the scope of the theme and create their own solutions. The solutions should not only be innovative from a technology point of view but also be cleaner, safer, greener, and affordable for the end consumer.

Commenting on the contest, Ravi Pandit, Co-founder, Chairman & Group CEO, KPIT said, “There is a huge opportunity for innovation as world seeks answers to achieve sustainability in the growing industrial and urbanized ecosystem. Through this competition, we aim to inspire bright young minds to recognize and solve critical problems in this area with impactful and commercially viable solutions in energy and transportation.”

Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Director, College of Engineering, Pune said, “It is a pleasure to collaborate with KPIT for Sparkle 2016. This innovation competition will once again provide a platform to science and engineering students to perceive energy and transportation problems in a fresh light and come up with powerful solutions. We look forward to how the participants will apply their theoretical knowledge into practical working projects.”

The last date of registration for the prequalification round is 20th of September, 2015. For application details and more information, visit:
In the final round, shortlisted participants will present solutions through posters and working prototypes at a grand exhibition in Pune in the beginning of 2016

In the previous edition, KPIT’s Sparkle competition received more than 400 ideas ranging from unconventional power generation and hybrid solutions to intelligent transport systems and driver safety.

Google Hangouts getting an updated invitation system for communication through phone numbers

Google developers are rolling out an update on their Hangouts mobile app that improves the invitation system based on verified phone numbers for connecting people.

Google Talk originally required a Google account for allowing conversations between two/multiple parties. But with Hangouts, you can connect with your friends and family using your phone number as well.

Manipal Global offers Certification Programme in Cloud Computing using Microsoft Azure

· Programme offered on Manipal’s award winning platform EduNxt

· Unique experiential learning model

· Concept videos featuring industry experts and webinars where an expert will discuss projects and clarify student queries

Manipal ProLearn, destination for professional learning offers certification program in Cloud Computing to provide professionals and students with a thorough knowledge of Cloud Computing Technology using Microsoft Azure as a platform. Over the next decade, nearly two-third of all computing is expected to shift to the cloud, leading to a huge demand for Cloud Computing professionals.By the end of this programme, learners shall study to add the power of Cloud Computing to iOS, Android and Windows Phone Platforms.

The course offers three-month online programme and spanning 120 hours of learning through live online sessions and webinars with industry experts gives student the advantage of learning at their convenience. Along with e-learning content and programme videos accessible anytime and anywhere, the programme also ascertains self-assessment exercises at the end of each module to help students gauge their learning. The programme shall be provided by Manipal’s learning management system EduNxt.

The programme shall be delivered to the students by a faculty body that comprises of some of the best in the industry with over 15 years’ experience in Cloud Computing. The programme uses a unique experiential learning model which consists of concept videos featuring industry experts, contemporary reading material and an opportunity to participate in webinars where an expert will discuss projects and clarify student queries.

Speaking about the essence of the programme Ramabhadran A. P., Sr. Vice President, Manipal Global, says “With over two-third of all computing is expected to shift to the cloud and skills required are also so dynamic that there is constant need for innovation in programme curriculum. We at Manipal Global constantly strive to offer the most advance programmes.”
Some of the key benefits of this programme are:

Ø Gain in depth knowledge of Cloud Computing concepts and Microsoft Azure features

Ø Learn how to design and implement the various types of cloud services – laaS, PaaS and SaaS

Ø Get an industry recognized certificate in Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure from Manipal Global on program completion

Ø Develop skills by practicing the various concepts explained through concept videos, webinars and case studies

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