MapR Receives Back-to-Back Honors from CRN

May 17, 2017

MapR executive Geneva Lake named to 2017 Women of the Channel; Company also selected for 2017 Big Data 100 List

San Jose, Calif. - May 17, 2017 -- MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform that enables organizations to create intelligent applications that fully integrate analytics with operational processes in real time, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Geneva Lake, MapR vice president, Worldwide Alliances, Channels, to its annual Women of the Channel list, as well as recognized her achievements in the prestigious 2017 list of “Up & Comers.” In addition, CRN recently selected MapR for its 2017 Big Data 100 list.

CRN’s editorial team compiles the Women of the Channel list based on candidates’ professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the channel. From this list, a handful of promising new channel leaders are selected for the Up & Comers list. This talented group of women is recognized for a range of skills and accomplishments, including the development and streamlining of channel partner programs and strategies, as well as excellence in partner engagement and marketing.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the editors of CRN,” said Lake. “Leading the alliances group for MapR has given me the opportunity to extend our channel network across the globe. The MapR software platform provides speed, scale and reliability from the edge to the cloud. Organizations around the world require that flexibility and advantage in today’s competitive digital economy, and our partner programs help us deliver that value effectively to customers.”

MapR was also selected for CRN’s annual Big Data 100 list. This list honors the ingenuity of tech suppliers bringing to market innovative offerings for harnessing the increasingly huge amounts of data generated in today’s digital world, raising the bar for data management and challenging established IT practices.

“Businesses everywhere are faced with managing information streams of unprecedented volume and complexity, requiring more powerful and efficient tools than ever before for capturing, storing, organizing, securing and analyzing data,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN is pleased to present the 2017 Big Data 100, a list of vendors whose ingenuity and creative problem-solving have introduced remarkable new ways to help solution providers tackle this mammoth task. Congratulations to these Big Data aces, who have not only kept pace with the rapidly evolving demands of the data management field, but also innovated and challenged the status quo.”

The 2017 Big Data 100 list is available online at The 2017 Women of the Channel and Up & Comers lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About MapR Technologies

MapR Technologies is a visionary Silicon Valley software company and creator of the next-generation data platform for AI and analytics, with the scale and reliability required by enterprise-grade, mission-critical deployments. The MapR Data Platform delivers the power of dataware to accelerate data-driven innovation. Forward leaning companies such as Cisco, Philips, and Société Générale, are able to create new data-driven solutions to outperform the competition. Learn more:

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Media Contacts

Beth Winkowski
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(978) 649-7189

Kim Pegnato
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(781) 620-0016