MapR Technologies Wins Gold in the 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards®
San Jose, CA

Converged Data Platform recognized as Best in IT Software

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named MapR Technologies a Gold winner in the 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards® in the Best IT Software category. The industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry.

MapR won for its MapR Converged Data Platform, which integrates Hadoop and Spark with real-time database capabilities, global event streaming, and scalable enterprise storage to power a new generation of real-time data applications. The patented MapR Platform delivers enterprise-grade security, reliability, and real-time performance while dramatically lowering both hardware and operational costs of company’s most important applications and data.

“An industry analyst survey validates that MapR customers achieve a three-year return on investment (ROI) of 382% and over $20 million in business benefits,” said David Cross, chief marketing officer, MapR Technologies.  “From day one we’ve uniquely architected our platform to successfully help companies generate maximum value from their real-time operational applications. It’s an honor for the MapR Converged Data Platform to receive industry recognition as the Best IT Software.”

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the annual IT World Awards encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

Winners from all over the world will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 27, 2016, during the 2016 SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner.



About MapR Technologies

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., MapR provides the industry’s only Converged Data Platform that enables customers to harness the power of big data by combining analytics in real-time to operational applications to improve business outcomes. With MapR, enterprises have an unparalleled data management platform for undertaking digital transformation initiatives to achieve competitive edge. World-class companies have realized more than five times their return on investment using MapR. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, SAP and other leading businesses are part of the global MapR partner ecosystem. For more information, visit

Media Contacts

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

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