MapR Technologies Appoints Patrik Svanström Vice President, EMEA
San Jose, CA

Enterprise technology veteran tapped to lead next phase of accelerated growth across region

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the appointment of Patrik Svanström as vice president, EMEA. Svanström will be responsible for MapR business activities across the region, including sales and partner development, strategic planning, customer engagement and revenue growth.

With over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and infrastructure markets, Svanström has held executive management positions at start-ups and multinational companies, including Informatica, HP, EMC and Oracle.

“Patrik has a great deal of operational expertise having worked in a wide range of industry sectors,” said Steve Fitz, senior vice president of worldwide field operations, MapR Technologies, “We are excited to have him lead our EMEA organization as his experience driving successful go-to-market teams will help continue our accelerated sales growth across the region.”

MapR has established direct and indirect sales channels to capture and drive Hadoop adoption across the entire EMEA region. In the last 12 months, the company has opened new offices and appointed country managers in the Nordics and Germany, which complement existing offices in France and the MapR European headquarters in the UK.

“There is a tremendous amount of momentum driving the adoption of Hadoop as a platform for solving big data and IoT challenges,” said Svanström.”MapR offers a production-ready Hadoop distribution that is generating impressive benefits for leading enterprises worldwide. I look forward to working with the team to expand our presence in EMEA.”

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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.

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