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UMBC Training Centers Partners with sqrrl to Deliver
Apache Accumulo Training

-- Highly-interactive and hands-on big data training now available --

COLUMBIA, MD – November 7, 2012 – UMBC Training Centers (, announced today a new partnership with sqrrl data, Inc. (, a big data provider for Apache Accumulo. Through this partnership, UMBC Training Centers now provides high-quality, professional education and training for Apache Accumulo.

"Our partnership with sqrrl, a clear leader in big data technology, is a huge benefit to Training Centers and our students," said Kent Malwitz, President of UMBC Training Centers. "It expands our capabilities to meet industry demands for leading-edge training in this space, including Accumulo, Hadoop and High Performance Computing (HPC)."

UMBC Training Centers now offers highly-interactive and hands-on Apache Accumulo training, including: Accumulo for Developers, Accumulo for Administrators, and Accumulo and Big Data for Managers. This training qualifies users for key roles using big data technology and enables organizations to efficiently process and analyze massive amounts of data captured from the Internet and through the enterprise.

"We are excited to embark on this training partnership with UMBC Training Centers," said Adam Fuchs, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of sqrrl and former leader of the Apache Accumulo project within the National Security Agency. "By combining UMBC Training Centers' experience in professional education with our deep knowledge of Apache Accumulo, we can deliver exceptional training opportunities for students."

sqrrl's software product, acorn, is a secure, low-latency, and highly-scalable data platform built using Apache Accumulo and Hadoop, and it supports a wide variety of big data analytics. Accumulo's fine-grained security controls enable companies to develop new insights from disparate and often sensitive data sources, while maintaining low administrative overhead.

About sqrrl
sqrrl ( is a big data company headquartered in Cambridge, MA that provides software and support for Apache Accumulo. sqrrl leverages its understanding of security, analytics and big data technologies to enable companies to unlock the potential of Big Data.

About UMBC Training Centers
UMBC Training Centers ( delivers high-quality professional education and training services to individuals, government agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses. UMBC Training Centers extend the academic excellence of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to working professionals and organizations through the delivery of technical, scientific and professional non-degree training programs. UMBC is certified as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, as well as a Center of Academic Excellence in Research sponsored by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

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