Contributor: John Schroeder

MapR Converge Blog author, John Schroeder

John founded MapR in 2009 and serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board.

Prior to founding MapR, John held executive positions in a number of enterprise software companies with a focus on data, storage and business intelligence at both private and public companies including: CEO of Calista Technologies (now Microsoft), CEO of Rainfinity (now EMC), SVP of Products and Marketing at Brio Technologies (BRYO) and General Manager at Compuware (CPWR).

Blog Posts by John Schroeder

October 04, 2018 | By John Schroeder

In a Consolidating Market, MapR Delivers Today

Recently Cloudera and Hortonworks announced their merger. The merger is not a surprise as Hortonworks M&A rumors have circulated for years. Cloudera and Hortonworks bet on commodity Hadoop and haven't differentiated themselves enough in the market...

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March 29, 2016 | By John Schroeder

Innovations in Big Data: All Signs Point to Convergence

What’s clear to me is that we are in the midst of the biggest change in enterprise computing in decades: a shift in how data is stored, analyzed and processed is changing the way businesses operate and compete in the marketplace. We recently held our...

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January 20, 2016 | By John Schroeder

Built to Last: Part 2

MapR has been running a “built to last” business model since its founding. I discussed this in 2013, when I wrote “Built to Last: How MapR’s Business Model Supports That Goal.” We continue our “built to last” strategy and invest our resources to provide...

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December 08, 2015 | By John Schroeder

Announcing the Industry’s First Converged Data Platform

Today is very significant for MapR, with the introduction of MapR Event Store, and the industry's first Converged Data Platform. We are in the midst of the biggest change in enterprise computing in 25 years. As coined by Gartner, Hybrid Transaction...

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April 23, 2015 | By John Schroeder

Our View on Open Data Platform

MapR was invited to participate in the Open Data Platform initiative and declined after carefully considering the value to the market place. The announced Open Data Platform benefits Hortonworks marketing and provides a graceful market exit for Greenplum...

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December 02, 2014 | By John Schroeder

4 Key Reasons Why Customers Are So Excited About Apache Drill

During a recent trip to the Asia Pacific region, I was astonished at the growing excitement already over Apache Drill; equally amazing is the fact that the adoption of Drill is skyrocketing. The groundswell of support we are seeing within the community...

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November 19, 2014 | By John Schroeder

MapR and Teradata: Why Architecture Matters for Customer Success

We are pleased to announce that MapR has entered into an expanded partnership agreement with Teradata to provide our best-in-class Hadoop distribution, support, and services as part of the Teradata Unified Data Architecture. MapR already has dozens of...

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June 30, 2014 | By John Schroeder

Pioneering a New Approach

This morning we were extremely pleased to announce a $110 million financing round led by Google Capital. WWGD – What Would Google Do? – is an acronym that has gained in popularity over the past 15 years, particularly with respect to the direction for...

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October 08, 2013 | By John Schroeder

Built to Last: How the MapR Business Model Supports That Goal

The books Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, and most recently, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins, have motivated entrepreneurs to build enduring companies. Collins cites companies such...

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May 25, 2011 | By John Schroeder

The Next Generation Distribution for Apache Hadoop

Today is a big day for MapR Technologies. We are coming out of stealth mode to talk about the innovations that we’ve developed for Apache Hadoop. These innovations build upon the great work already completed by the Apache Hadoop community. The community...

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