MapR Technologies Named Tech Awards Circle Winner

October 11, 2011

MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop selected among top technology products for 2011

MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the industry's most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, has been selected as a winner of the Tech Awards Circle, taking Bronze in Enterprise Software for its MapR distribution for Apache Hadoop. Winners were selected by an independent circle of publication reviewers/journalists from nominations based on a broad range of achievements – from product and technology innovations to talented executive leadership and engineering innovators.

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Tech Awards Circle celebrates the products, services, vendors and individuals making a difference in the industry today. The winners represent a broad range of achievements, from hardware to software to services in consumer/SOHO, SMB, midrange, and enterprise markets. Gold, silver and bronze awards were given out in each category.

"Despite overwhelmingly strong competition, MapR exhibited true industry excellence to be recognized among the top of the Tech Awards Circle," said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator. "Our judges were pleased at the level of submissions from all the vendors entering this year's competition, so to be named a winner of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality and innovation unrivaled in the high tech community. We wish them continued success and look forward to them defending their title during the next awards period."

"Big data is driving unprecedented demand to enable analysis of data generated by web logs, click stream tools, social media products and more," explained Jack Norris, vice president of marketing for MapR Technologies. "MapR delivers breakthrough advantages in performance, dependability and ease of use, along with the first, and only, distribution to provide built-in features including full HA support, native NFS access, snapshots, mirroring, and a full random read/write storage layer. This recognition underscores the recognition of our innovations."

MapR's innovative distribution transforms Hadoop into a dependable compute platform while also increasing performance. MapR advances make Hadoop easy, dependable and fast with industry-only functionality. MapR requires no changes to Hadoop applications; it's integrated, tested and hardened; and is 100% compatible with Hadoop APIs including HBase™ and HDFS.

More information about Tech Awards Circle, including the full list of winners, is available online at or by email at

To download the latest MapR distribution for Apache Hadoop, please visit

About Tech Awards Circle
Tech Awards Circle was established this year to truly honor the 'best of the best' in technology. Tech Awards Circle is not affiliated with an analyst firm or a media company, both of which are directly supported by tech vendors through consulting relationships or advertising sales, so it is uniquely unbiased and immune to conflicts of interest. Entries are judged by an independent circle of journalists, including product reviewers, each with at least a decade of experience covering technology from consumer electronics to enterprise-class computing. To prevent these judges from being unduly influenced by vendors, they have agreed to remain anonymous. For more information or to be added to the mailing list please visit


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