MapR CEO Named Tech Awards Circle Winner
San Jose, CA

Recognized among top technology products, vendors, individuals for 2012
MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the open, enterprise-grade distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that CEO and Cofounder John Schroeder has been selected as a winner of the Tech Awards Circle, taking Silver in the Emerging Companies Executive of the Year category. Winners were selected by an independent circle of publication reviewers/journalists from nominations based on a broad range of achievements from product and technology innovations to talented executive leadership and engineering innovators.

Tech Awards Circle celebrates the products, vendors and individuals making a difference in the industry today. The winners represent a broad range of achievements, from hardware to software to services in consumer/SOHO, SMB, midrange, and enterprise markets.

MapR exhibited true industry excellence to be recognized among the top of the Tech Awards Circle entrants, said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator. Our judges were impressed with the level of submissions from all the vendors entering this years competition, so to be named a winner of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality and innovation shown by the winners in the high tech community. We wish them continued success and look forward to them defending their title during the next awards period.

Under Johns leadership, MapR has continued to knock down the barriers to Hadoop adoption transforming Hadoop into a reliable compute and dependable storage platform. MapR delivered five 9s availability, full data protection and the ability to run in a ?lights-out datacenter, as well as making Hadoop easy to administer, monitor and provision Hadoop applications.

I am honored to be a recipient of this prestigious award, but it is a reflection of the hard work and talent of the entire MapR team, said John Schroeder. Were looking forward to continuing our rapid growth and driving innovation in the Big Data market.

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About Tech Awards Circle
Tech Awards Circle was established this year to truly honor the best of the best in technology. Tech Awards Circle is not affiliated with an analyst firm or a media company, both of which are directly supported by tech vendors through consulting relationships or advertising sales, so it is uniquely unbiased and immune to conflicts of interest. Entries are judged by an independent circle of journalists, including product reviewers, each with at least a decade of experience covering technology from consumer electronics to enterprise-class computing. To prevent these judges from being unduly influenced by vendors, they have agreed to remain anonymous. For more information or to be added to the mailing list please visit

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.

Media Contacts

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

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