MapR Technologies Wins Cloud Award
San Jose, CA
Recognized in the “Most Innovative Use of Big Data” category

MapR Technologies, Inc., the leader in Hadoop technology for Big Data deployments, is a winner in the Most Innovative Use of Big Data category of the 2013-2014 Cloud Awards program.

Identifying and celebrating excellence in the field of cloud computing, the Cloud Awards program encourages entries from across the globe, from entrants of any size, including start-ups. Over 200 organizations entered, with entries coming from many regions including Europe, the US and Middle East.

“MapR was founded on the premise that we want to deliver innovation, dependability, ease of use and world-record performance with our Apache Hadoop distribution,” said Jack Norris, chief marketing officer, MapR Technologies. “Being recognized for our innovation is a wonderful testament to the value of our technology and the benefits it brings to our customers.”

“The standard of entries in this year’s cloud computing awards was not just high. It was in the stratosphere, with astronomical competition," said Cloud Award Organizer, Larry Johnson. “We are extremely pleased to endorse MapR Technologies as a cloud services provider giving added value to its clients, disrupting business models and leveraging cloud technologies to be the best of the best.”

About the Cloud Awards
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2014 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit

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