MapR Named to InformationWeek’s “12 Hadoop Vendors to Watch” List
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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 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