Silicon Valley icon Hewlett-Packard (HP) is in the midst of a turnaround aimed at shifting the business to new growth areas. HP's new strategy is focused on providing integrated solutions in cloud computing, security, big data, and mobility. HP needed to find the right technology and partner to build an infrastructure for its internal big data development projects and to serve as the platform for new client offerings. The company needed to ensure high availability across six data centers for mission-critical applications. Once HP decided to implement MapR Apache Hadoop in its big data, it implemented a comprehensive evaluation of Hadoop vendors. The results of implementing MapR were cost savings, flexible development environment, high availability and scalability.