The recognition that this announcement has generated has been great. The Wall Street Journal quoted Satish Dharmaraj, a general partner at Redpoint, as referring to MapR as “the first version of Hadoop for the enterprise.” Derrick Harris expressed in his GigaOm article that MapR has garnered so much praise because our Hadoop distribution aims to solve many of the performance problems that bog down Hadoop.
But what does this mean to our customers and partners? Two words – accelerated innovation. I’m proud of the work our engineering team has produced – such as full HA support, native NFS access, snapshots, mirroring, and a full random read/write storage layer -- and combined with the best of the open source community. This funding round allows us to double down on our engineering efforts to extend our technology lead and to best leverage the exciting developments with MapReduce 2.0. Stay tuned.