MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the appointment of Minoru Yasuda as country manager for Japan. With 30 years of experience in the IT industry, Yasuda will drive the continued growth of sales and building of strategic partnerships in Japan.
Prior to joining MapR, Yasuda was president and representative director at Violin Memory K.K. With a focus on enterprise platforms and storage, Yasuda has held key positions at various IT companies, including Sun Microsystems, SAP Japan Co., Compaq Computer Corporation and QLogic Corporation. Yasuda is a graduate of Meiji University.
"MapR is the leader in Hadoop-based production deployments in Japan,” said Yasuda. “The MapR Distribution is an innovative platform architected to help customers achieve immediate business benefits, such as new revenue streams, service quality enhancements and system cost reductions. I look forward to leveraging my prior experience to further collaborate with our partners and continue engaging with our Japanese customers."
“Yasuda comes to MapR with extensive industry experience with high-growth, high-technology companies in the Japan market. Japan is the second largest IT market in the world and has the highest Hadoop adoption rate in the region. We’re excited to have Yasuda on board and believe he is an excellent addition to our Asia Pacific team. MapR already has significant customer traction in Japan and we plan to continue rapid growth in this important market,” commented Martin Darling, vice president, Asia Pacific & Japan, MapR Technologies.