Happy First Year, Converge Community!

Blog Post created by aalvarez on Mar 6, 2017

On March 30, 2016, MapR announced the Converge Community, which offers online assets that enable Hadoop and Spark developers, data analysts, and administrators to engage in technical discussions and share expertise that furthers the advancement of the big data community as a whole. A year later, the Converge Community is bursting with over 7,300 registered community members who are connecting, interacting, and learning from each other, producing over 2,355 answered questions and 2,633 pieces of new content. 


Here’s a quick look at the top five pieces of content and questions:




Top Five Places

Answers, where members share Q&A

MapR Academy, where online discussions are available for course takers

Products and Services, which offer centralized content by product

Meetups and Events, which supports open source community organizers

The Exchange, where members share tutorials, code samples, and more


Top Five Content Assets

1. Now Available: New Big Data Essentials Courses!  

2. Accelerate Your Analytics with the New MapR Platform including Spark

3. Introducing the Spyglass Initiative – How to Get Started 

4. Apache Drill Best Practices from the MapR Drill Team

5. Installing Apache Zeppelin on MapR 5 with Apache Drill  


Top Five Questions

1. Getting Exception: FAILED: Execution Error, return code 1 from org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.MoveTask 

2. mapreduce job failed. exited with exitCode 1 

3. What are Edge nodes?

4. limit mappers and reducers for specific job

5. User creation and LDAP authentication on all nodes


We plan to continue working to improve the experience for members. More recently, we have introduced more features in the community to encourage knowledge sharing, such as:



From all of us here at MapR, thank you for your strong participation in this vibrant community. Be sure to visit the Converge Community often, as we are constantly adding new content, and members continue to ask/answer new questions every day. As always, we welcome your feedback and ideas about the new community: please share them here and also take part in our poll about your Converge Community experience.