SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 -- MapR Technologies, Inc., the leader in Hadoop technology for Big Data deployments, is a winner in the Most Innovative Use of Big Data category of the 2013-2014 Cloud Awards program.
Identifying and celebrating excellence in the field of cloud computing, the Cloud Awards program encourages entries from across the globe, from entrants of any size, including start-ups.
Over 200 organizations entered, with entries coming from many regions including Europe, the US and Middle East.
"MapR was founded on the premise that we want to deliver innovation, dependability, ease of use and world-record performance with our Apache Hadoop distribution," said Jack Norris, chief marketing officer, MapR Technologies. "Being recognized for our innovation is a wonderful testament to the value of our technology and the benefits it brings to our customers."
"The standard of entries in this year's cloud computing awards was not just high. It was in the stratosphere, with astronomical competition," said Cloud Award Organizer, Larry Johnson. "We are extremely pleased to endorse MapR Technologies as a cloud services provider giving added value to its clients, disrupting business models and leveraging cloud technologies to be the best of the best."
About the Cloud Awards
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2014 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-awards.com/.
About MapR Technologies
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified Big Data platform. MapR is used by more than 500 customers across financial services, retail, media, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications and government organizations as well as by leading Fortune 100 and Web 2.0 companies. Amazon, Cisco and Google are part of MapR's broad partner ecosystem. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, and Redpoint Ventures. MapR is based in San Jose, CA. Connect with MapR on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.