MapR Launches European Operation

MapR Launches European Operation 
Hadoop Technology Leader Announces Dedicated Team to Help Support
Customers and Partners 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 --   MapR Technologies,
Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, announced today the launch of its
European operation to meet the needs of its growing community of
customers and partners across the region. The new European
headquarters in London, England, will provide MapR with a base for
technical and sales resources to accelerate the adoption of its high
performance, enterprise-grade distribution for Hadoop.  
"There has been phenomenal Hadoop demand across Europe for our
performance, unprecedented dependability and ease of use advantages,"
said John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder, MapR Technologies. "Our
European expansion is a response to our strong customer growth and
partner momentum."  
The new office will help support existing strategic agreements
between MapR and EMC, Google, Cisco and Amazon as well as system
integration partners across the region. The EMEA launch builds on a
number of strategic activities that has helped to position MapR as
the clear leader in enabling Apache Hadoop to become more reliable
and easier to use for big data analytics and business intelligence.  


 
--  In October, MapR announced ground breaking Apache HBase(TM) NoSQL
    capabilities to enhance Big Data operations ranging from batch
    analytics to real-time database functions performed with
    enterprise-grade reliability and protection.
--  Also in October, MapR set a new 1TB TeraSort benchmark record of 54
    seconds using Google Compute Engine. This record setting TeraSort
    benchmark broke the one minute barrier with 1,003 servers, 4,012 cores
    and 1,003 disks as compared to the previous record. The prior
    documented record of 62 seconds was set by Yahoo running Apache Hadoop
    on 1,460 servers, 11,680 cores and 5,840 disks. Google announced a
    partnership with MapR on stage at the most recent Google IO
    conference.
--  Amazon now offers the MapR Distribution for Hadoop as an option within
    the Amazon Elastic MapReduce service. Customers can provision
    dynamically scalable MapR clusters while taking advantage of the
    flexibility, agility and massive scalability of Amazon Web Services
    (AWS). In a
ddition, AWS has made its own Hadoop enhancements available
    to MapR customers, allowing them to seamlessly use MapR with other AWS
    offerings such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon
    DynamoDB and Amazon CloudWatch.

  
MapR will be showcasing its technology at the Big Data Analytics 2012
show in London on the 6th of December. The show is the UK's largest
and most prestigious cross-industry event aimed at senior executives
within larger enterprises eager to find opportunities in Big Data
streams with advanced analytics.  
About MapR Technologies
 MapR 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. Leading companies including Amazon,
Cisco, EMC and Google partner with MapR to deliver an
enterprise-grade Hadoop solution. Investors include Lightspeed
Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on
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Media Contacts:
Beth Winkowski
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(978) 649-7189
bwinkowski@maprtech.com 
Nancy Pieretti
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(603) 268-8007
npieretti@maprtech.com