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
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...Read more
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...Read more
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 Streams and the industry’s first, and only, Converged Data Platform. We are in the midst of the biggest change in enterprise computing in 25 years. As coined by Gartner, Hybrid Transaction...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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