Visual Action Announces Partnership with MapR

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Visual Action Software, provider of the Flaremap Application Suite, gets into strategic partnership with MapR Technologies, a provider Apache Hadoop that integrates web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities. The two companies are working together to combine Visual Action's visualization-based, operational applications with the MapR Distribution including Hadoop.  The collaboration will enable real-time analytical applications on JSON data, including predictive maintenance and revenue-generation, in mission-critical environments.

"Our objective is to help our customers fully realize the operational potential of their Big Data initiatives.  The MapR Distribution offers reliability, schema-free querying, and real-time data processing—advantages that align perfectly with that goal.  We're very pleased to establish this partnership and formalize our work with MapR," comments Jim Bartoo, CEO, Visual Action.

At Strata + Hadoop World in New York this week, MapR and Visual Action will showcase the power of their combined product offerings with a live demonstration, leveraging oil and gas data in JSON format. The patented Flaremap Application Suite allows users to visually interact, analyze, and take action on data from the MapR Distribution.  Visual Action leverages the new in-Hadoop document database capabilities in MapR-DB as well as Apache Spark to create operational visual interfaces of Hadoop data.

"Visual Action's interactive Flaremap applications speak precisely to our customers' needs to build data-driven applications that integrate into operational processes and allow them to take action quickly – impacting business as it happens," explains Steve Wooledge, Vice President of Product Marketing, MapR Technologies. "Our oil and gas demonstration at Strata is an example of how we can leverage complex JSON data instantly in predictive maintenance and revenue-generating applications. With easy exploration of data for analysis, our combined solution accelerates the data-to-action cycle, helping businesses achieve greater return on their data assets."