MapR Wins “Storage Big Data Product of the Year” at Techworld Awards 2014

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that the Enterprise Database Edition of the MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop has been honoured as “Storage Big Data Product of the Year” at the tenth annual Techworld Awards, recognising the global organizations that achieved the highest level of IT innovation, functionality and usability in 2014.

As one of Europe’s most established IT award programs, the Techworld Awards, sponsored by IDG, acknowledges the products and users that have shown innovation on all sides of the IT industry. The MapR Distribution was honored for its innovative platform that provides the benefits of Hadoop along with the same high availability, scalability, security, and reliability found in traditional enterprise systems.

“We’ve focused on delivering a production-ready Hadoop platform that helps organizations experience immediate, actionable business benefits,” said Jack Norris, chief marketing officer, MapR Technologies.  “Techworld’s selection of MapR recognises the value our enterprise customers have experienced from deploying our solution.  We’re proud to have received this prestigious award that validates our innovation in delivering a highly differentiated, enterprise-grade Hadoop offering.”

The MapR Enterprise Database Edition is a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. Enabling organizations to successfully leverage the power of Hadoop, MapR provides a secure multi-tenant environment with high availability, disaster recovery, consistent snapshots, and the best in-Hadoop database, MapR-DB, to reliably run both operational and analytical processing in one platform.

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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MapR Technologies, Inc.
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MapR Technologies, Inc.
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