MapR Appoints Former VMware Veteran as Senior Director of Business Development
San Jose, CA

Alan Geary to play key role in driving MapR ecosystem and partner relationships
MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the industry's most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, announced today that it has appointed Alan Geary as senior director of worldwide business development. Alan will be responsible for directing MapR's ecosystem of partner relationships as the company continues to expand operations and build out its partner network.
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"We're excited to welcome Alan to our growing team. Alan will play an important role in driving growth in MapR's expanding partner ecosystem and his experience with fast growing technology leaders, including VMware, will help us build a strong program." said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing, MapR. "Partners are critical to satisfying the demand we are seeing in the market. Alan can draw on his experience to scale our programs and partners to satisfy that demand."
Alan has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and comes to MapR with a proven track record of developing partnership strategies and execution plans globally. In his previous role, Alan served as senior director of worldwide partner field operations at VMware where he was responsible for the partner strategy for all new acquisitions. Prior to joining VMware seven years ago, Alan was responsible for the Go-To-Market partnerships at 3Com, Veritas and Ion Systems.
"MapR's undeniable technological leadership and desire to work with partners to grow their business is an unbeatable combination," said Alan Geary. "MapR embraces and helps service partners deliver their value-added offering to customers. It's truly a partner-first mentality that simply makes MapR the best Hadoop distribution for partners. We're looking to provide a journey that partners want to be a part of."
MapR is a complete distribution for Apache Hadoop that includes HBase™, Pig, Hive, Mahout, Cascading, Sqoop, Flume and more. MapR's distribution is 100% API compatible with Hadoop (MapReduce, HDFS and HBase™). The M5 Edition includes advanced high availability and data protection features such as JobTracker HA, Distributed NameNode HA, Snapshots and Mirroring. MapR also offers the M3 Edition, which is free includes full performance advantages, NFS support and the complete MapR management control system and Heatmap.

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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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