Tomer's talk at the Hadoop Users Group:
MapR makes Hadoop a more open platform by supporting industry-standard interfaces, including NFS and ODBC. The NFS interface enables users to leverage standard file-based applications, and makes it easier to get data into and out of the cluster, while the ODBC interface enables users to leverage standard BI tools and query builders. This talk covers the motivation for supporting industry-standard interfaces as well as several real-world use cases. In addition, this talk explains the technical details behind these capabilities and how they actually work.
Tomer Shiran heads the product management team at MapR, overseeing product strategy, roadmap and requirements. Prior to MapR, Tomer held numerous product management and engineering roles at Microsoft, most recently as the product manager for Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server (now Microsoft Forefront). He is the founder of two websites that have served tens of millions of users, and received coverage in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, USA Today and The Times of London. Tomer is also the author of a 900-page programming book. He holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Computer Science from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.