|[March 18, 2014]
MapR Technologies Expands Asia Pacific Presence, Opens New Office in Australia
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Technologies, Inc., the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop,
today announced the expansion of its Asia Pacific presence with the
opening of an Australian office in Melbourne.
Following the recent appointment of Justin Bock as Australia and New
Zealand country manager, MapR is expanding its capabilities to support
the growing demand by Australian companies to utilize big data as a
MapR has significantly expanded its footprint in the region during the
last six months, establishing its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore
and recently opening offices in Japan and Korea.
"Our move to open an office in Melbourne, Australia is reflective of the
keen interest that so many companies are expressing about Hadoop and
particularly the value of MapR. Having Justin in Australia as country
manager and establishing a growing Australian team on the ground means
that we are now well equipped to assist our existing customers with
their needs while capitalizing on the demand for our products and
services in this market," said Martin Darling, vice president, Asia
Pacific, MapR Technologies.
Ken Boal, vice president of Cisco (News - Alert) Australia and New Zealand noted, "In
Australia and New Zealand we see our top customers looking to deploy big
data solutions in the near future, which requires a
new�application-centric approach to managing�infrastruture. By
partnering with MapR, we're combining industry leading Apache Hadoop
technology for big data with the Cisco Unified Computing System�to
provide our customers with a powerful and flexible infrastructure that
will help increase business and IT agility, reduce total cost of
ownership and deliver exceptional ROI."
MapR has also entered into a partnership with IT Service Provider
Contexti. "For a number of years, enterprise customers in the US, Europe
and Asia have been successfully monetizing their data assets using MapR
software and services.�Contexti is excited to be supporting MapR with
our big data platform services, as they build their presence in the ANZ
market," said Sidney Minassian, founder & CEO of Contexti.
MapR is the only distribution for Hadoop that provides full data
protection, no single points of failure, improved performance and
dramatic ease of use advantages. Most recently, MapR delivered the M7
Enterprise Database Edition which provides a complete distribution for
Apache Hadoop and the best in-Hadoop database to reliably run both
online and analytical processing on one platform. Unlike other
distributions for Hadoop, the MapR M7 architecture is optimized for
deployments that depend on high throughput, low latency, high
reliability, and no additional administration to ensure production
success and significantly lower enterprise data architecture costs.
About MapR Technologies
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, Google (News - Alert)
and HP are part of the broad MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include
Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, and Redpoint Ventures.
MapR is based in San Jose, CA (News - Alert). Connect with MapR on Facebook,
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