John Schroeder, CEO of MapR Technologies, Named a 2014 Top Executive by CRN
San Jose, CA

Leading publication also selects MapR Technologies as one of the hottest tech startups impacting the IT channel, technology industry

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that John Schroeder, CEO, was named to CRN’s prestigious Top 100 Executives list. The Top 100 list salutes key players who continue to shape the way the channel does business. The CRN editorial staff handpicked these 100 leaders as the top influencers, sales leaders, innovators and disruptors in the IT channel.


“The CRN Top 100 list is the ‘Who’s Who’ of the IT channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Each individual on this list has left an indelible stamp on the IT channel this year. Some are industry veterans with innovative leadership styles. Others are rising stars who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the channel. All deserve recognition for helping push the channel forward toward new market opportunities."


MapR was also honored by CRN by being named to its 2014 Top Emerging Vendor list for its introduction of innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for customers.


“These awards are a reflection of the strength and reach of our partners, the tremendous business results achieved by our customers, and the rapid sales growth of MapR,” said John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder of MapR Technologies. “As we continue to expand, we look forward to helping more customers benefit from the power of Hadoop to increase revenues, lower costs, and mitigate risk.”


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About MapR Technologies

About MapR Technologies

MapR enables organizations to create disruptive advantage and long-term value from their data with the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, which delivers distributed processing, real-time analytics, and enterprise-grade requirements across cloud and on-premise environments–while leveraging the significant ongoing development in open source technologies including Spark and Hadoop. 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 achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that 50,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Future Fund, Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Media Contacts

Beth Winkowski
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(978) 649-7189

Kim Pegnato
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(781) 620-0016