MapR Technologies Names Country Manager for Japan Office
San Jose, CA

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. 

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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