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MapR Named 2012 SD Times 100 Award WinnerRecognized for Achievements as a Top Industry Influencer (June 05, 2012)
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/12 -- MapR Technologies, the provider of the open, enterprise-grade distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced it was named one of the software development industry's top innovators and influencers in the 2012 SD Times 100, honored specifically for achievements as an industry "Influencer," along with organizations including Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Apache Software Foundation. The 2012 SD Times 100 was published in the June 2012 issue of BZ Media's SD Times, and also here.
The SD Times judges chose winners based on each company's offerings, reputation and "buzz" -- the attention and conversation happening around the company and its products and technologies. While every project and organization in the SD Times 100 list met those criteria, only a few, including MapR, were able to shift an entire industry toward a platform, methodology, emerging standard or even way of thinking, and as such were recognized an "Influencer" through the work they accomplished in 2011.
MapR's inclusion in the SD Times 100 follows a number of major strides for the company in the past year, including the rollout of its enterprise-grade distribution for Hadoop which provides fully active high availability, data protection capabilities and support for real-time data streams making Hadoop an acceptable platform for business critical data and applications.
Today MapR has installs across industries including financial services, energy, media, retail, telecom, healthcare, Internet, government and more. MapR is the foundation for EMC Greenplum MR and Cisco is offering pre-configured UCS C-series rack servers with EMC Greenplum's MR Hadoop distribution powered by MapR.
"We are very pleased to be recognized as an SD Times 100 company," said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing, MapR Technologies. "This recognition underscores the tremendous value we deliver in helping enterprises use the power of Big Data analytics with the industry's easiest, most dependable and fastest distribution for Hadoop."
"The software development industry has always been competitive, and this year's difficult horse-race showed that there's more than one way to thrive in challenging economic climate," said Alan Zeichick, co-founder and editorial director of BZ Media's SD Times. "When calling the winners of the 2012 SD Times 100, the editors carefully considered each organization's products and services, industry thought leadership, and reputation with enterprise development managers. Thanks to leaders like MapR, software developers always know the winning ticket."
About BZ Media's SD Times
BZ Media's SD Times® (www.sdtimes.com) is the leading magazine for the software development industry. Published since 2000, SD Times reaches more than 65,000 subscribers in 131 countries, plus many more on sdtimes.com.
About MapR Technologies
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making Big Data management and analysis a reality for more business users. The award-winning MapR Distribution brings unprecedented dependability, speed, and ease-of-use to Hadoop. Providing unparalleled data protection and business continuity, MapR enables customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. Download the latest MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. Connect with MapR on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.
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