MapR says a lifeline is near, files WARN extension

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News of a possible flash sale at MapR adds to the plumes of smoke coming off the Hadoop-based data analytics market. In 2017, Forrester predicted providers of the technology would struggle to keep up with market pressures and evolving technology.

Then last week, Cloudera — a front-runner in the field following its merger with Hortonworks — saw its stock price plummet after the release of dreary earnings projections and the departure of its CEO, Tom Reilly. Analysts say companies like MapR and Cloudera failed to respond quickly enough to heightened interest in hyperscale cloud providers like Amazon or Google.

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