MapR Announces European Leadership Team

  MapR Announces European Leadership Team

  Former Isilon and IBM executive to help meet growing demand for enterprise
                                 grade Hadoop

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- January 16, 2013

MapR Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, today announced Steve
Jenkins as its first VP for EMEA to lead its new European operation that
launched in December of 2012.

Jenkins, an experienced senior executive, has previously led European
operations for Q1 Labs (acquired by IBM), Isilon Systems (acquired by EMC) and
F5 Networks. During his career spanning over 20 years, Jenkins also guided the
successful creation, growth and expansion of robust European market presence
for Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Wellfleet.

“Demand for Hadoop is growing at a phenomenal rate across Europe and I welcome
the opportunity to help MapR deliver technical and sales resources to support
and grow both our channel and client base across the region,” Jenkins added.

The new MapR European headquarters will be based in London, England and will
initially support partners across the region. MapR has also appointed Zeljko
Dodlek as sales director who joins the team following executive roles at
RedHat, DataDirect Networks, Isilon Systems and NetApp. Dodlek is based in
Munich, Germany and will primarily cover the DACH region.

Jenkins and the new European team will also support existing strategic
agreements between MapR and EMC, Google, Cisco and Amazon as well as system
integration partners across the region.

“The appointment of such an experienced European leadership team is essential
for MapR to retain and expand its position as the clear leader in enabling
Apache Hadoop to become more reliable and easier to use for big data analytics
and business intelligence,” said John Schroeder, CEO and Co-founder, MapR
Technologies.

Recent MapR highlight include:

  *In October, MapR announced ground breaking Apache HBase™ 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 addition, 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 Hadoop Summit Europe in
Amsterdam from the 20^th to 21^st of March. The leading conference for the
Apache Hadoop community will feature thought leaders who will showcase
successful Hadoop use cases, share development and educate organizations about
how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data
architecture.

About MapR Technologies

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making managing and analysing 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 Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

Contact:

MapR Technologies, Inc.
Beth Winkowski, 978-649-7189
bwinkowski@maprtech.com
or
Nancy Pieretti, 603-268-8007
npieretti@maprtech.com
 
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