MapR Technologies Among First to Receive Big Data Competency Status by Amazon Web Services

July 29, 2014

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it is one of the first to receive Big Data Competency status from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Now part of the new AWS Partner Network (APN) Competency Program, AWS has named MapR as a Big Data Competency Partner based on customer success, technical proficiency and software validation.

“As the first Hadoop distribution company in the APN Competency Program, we’re excited to be recognized for helping customers successfully use Hadoop in production environments at any scale,” said Jon Posnik, vice president of business development at MapR Technologies. “This validation from AWS reaffirms the value that the MapR distribution provides in the cloud by delivering unparalleled flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness.”

The MapR Distribution for Hadoop is an enterprise-grade platform built from the ground up to bring unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and performance levels to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications. MapR is available on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) as a simple drop-down selection in the AWS Management Console. MapR is fully supported on multiple AWS instance types, including the latest high-performance SSD-backed high I/O instances. The combination of MapR and Amazon EMR provides a proven solution for users who want to effectively and rapidly leverage Hadoop on the AWS Cloud.

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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: mapr.com.

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