Hadoop wins over enterprise IT, spurs talent crunch
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Hadoop wins over enterprise IT, spurs talent crunch
San Francisco, CA - February 13, 2012 ? MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the industry?s most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced it has been named to InformationWeek?s list of ?12 Hadoop Vendors to Watch in 2012.? The companies selected by InformationWeek, a leading enterprise technology publication, are recognized for their innovation in the Hadoop market. The publication currently features the companies and the technologies they offer in the January 24 edition.
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The companies were selected by Executive Editor, Enterprise Software for InformationWeek, Doug Henschen. In his article, Henschen noted several aspects of MapR?s distribution including its focus to push the performance envelope, claiming to offer faster performance than conventional Hadoop distributions while requiring half the hardware.
?We are honored to have been named as one of only twelve Hadoop companies that InformationWeek chose to recognize as a company to watch,? said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing, MapR Technologies. ?It is a validation of market interest in our approach to deliver significant advantages in ease of use, dependability, and performance.?
About MapR TechnologiesMapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making managing and analyzing Big Data a reality for more business users. The award-winning MapR Distribution brings unprecedented dependability, speed and ease-of-use to Hadoop. Combined with data protection and business continuity, MapR enables customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. To download the latest MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, please visit http://www.mapr.com/products/download
Media Contacts Beth Winkowski MapR Technologies, Inc. (978) 649-7189 bwinkowski@maprtech.com Nancy Pieretti MapR Technologies, Inc. (603) 268-8007 npieretti@maprtech.com


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 www.mapr.com

Media Contacts

Beth Winkowski
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(978) 649-7189
bwinkowski@maprtech.com

Kim Pegnato
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(781) 620-0016
kpegnato@maprtech.com

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