MapR Named to InformationWeek’s “12 Hadoop Vendors to Watch” List
San Francisco, CA

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

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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Beth Winkowski
MapR Technologies, Inc.
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Kim Pegnato
MapR Technologies, Inc.
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