Visual Action Announces Partnership with MapR

Combined solution to speed operational agility leveraging JSON data in Hadoop

New York, NY (September 29, 2015) – Visual Action Software, provider of the industry-leading Flaremap™ Application Suite, today announced a strategic partnership with MapR Technologies, provider of the top-ranked distribution for 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.

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, in MapR booth #519. 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.

“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,” commented Jim Bartoo, CEO of Visual Action.

“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,” commented Steve Wooledge, Vice President of Product Marketing at 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.”

To see an integrated industry application featuring the Flaremap Application Suite and the MapR Distribution with Apache Spark, please visit:

About Visual Action

Visual Action Software helps organizations derive value from their Big Data investments. Visual Action develops visualization-based products and platforms for data discovery and analytics. The patented Flaremap™ Application Suite is the company’s flagship offering. Flaremap applications are deployed for performance management, anomaly detection, asset management, risk & compliance monitoring, and more. Visual Action serves many industries--with specific focuses on defense & intelligence, energy, and financial services. Visual Action is privately held with headquarters in Richardson, Texas. For more information, contact 972-808-0400,, and

About MapR Technologies

MapR provides the industry's only big data platform that combines the processing power of the top-ranked Hadoop with web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities, enabling customers to harness the enormous power of their data. Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for fraud prevention, secure and highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and integrated operational and analytic processing for improved customer experiences, run on MapR. A majority of customers achieve payback in fewer than 12 months and realize greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that 40,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HP, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.