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

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

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