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MapR Named a Big Data 'Cool Vendor' by Leading Industry Analyst Firm

Companies Selected for the Cool Vendor Report Are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing (May 01, 2012)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/01/12 -- MapR Technologies, the provider of the industry's most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced it has been named a technology vendor recognized in the Gartner report: "Cool Vendors in Information Infrastructure and Big Data, 2012." Authored by Merv Adrian, Donald Feinberg and W. Roy Schulte, the April 2012 report evaluates companies with innovative technologies. Within the past year MapR has gained significant traction in the industry for its advanced distribution for Hadoop.

The "Cool Vendor" list is a regular report that Gartner issues to highlight technology that is innovative, enables users to do things they could not do before, is impactful and has been found to be intriguing by analysts over the past six months.

"We believe Gartner's recognition shines a spotlight on one of the biggest paradigm shifts in computing," said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing, MapR Technologies. "MapR is being used in some of the world's most demanding Big Data environments, as customers are now able to dramatically improve their competitive advantage in ways unfathomable even a few years ago."

MapR Delivers Big Data Innovation
MapR's advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop delivers on the promise of Hadoop by providing two to five times performance improvements and brings unprecedented dependability to MapReduce. MapR's advanced capabilities, such as streaming analytics and mission-critical data protection, expand the breadth and depth of use cases across industries and makes the management and analysis of Big Data a practical reality. In addition to its radical ease-of-use capabilities, the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop enables customers to reduce their required hardware costs by half, making it possible for more organizations to harness the power of Big Data analytics for competitive advantage.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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, enabling 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. To download the latest MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, please visit

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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