SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the industry's most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, announced today that it has appointed Alan Geary as senior director of worldwide business development. Alan will be responsible for directing MapR's ecosystem of partner relationships as the company continues to expand operations and build out its partner network.

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"We're excited to welcome Alan to our growing team. Alan will play an important role in driving growth in MapR's expanding partner ecosystem and his experience with fast growing technology leaders, including VMware, will help us build a strong program," said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing, MapR. "Partners are critical to satisfying the demand we are seeing in the market. Alan can draw on his experience to scale our programs and partners to satisfy that demand."

Alan has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and comes to MapR with a proven track record of developing partnership strategies and execution plans globally. In his previous role, Alan served as senior director of worldwide partner field operations at VMware where he was responsible for the partner strategy for all new acquisitions. Prior to joining VMware seven years ago, Alan was responsible for the Go-To-Market partnerships at 3Com, Veritas and Ion Systems.

"MapR's undeniable technological leadership and desire to work with partners to grow their business is an unbeatable combination," said Alan Geary. "MapR embraces and helps service partners deliver their value-added offering to customers. It's truly a partner-first mentality that simply makes MapR the best Hadoop distribution for partners. We're looking to provide a journey that partners want to be a part of."

MapR is a complete distribution for Apache Hadoop that includes HBase, Pig, Hive, Mahout, Cascading, Sqoop, Flume and more. MapR's distribution is 100% API compatible with Hadoop (MapReduce, HDFS and HBase). The M5 Edition includes advanced high availability and data protection features such as JobTracker HA, Distributed NameNode HA, Snapshots and Mirroring. MapR also offers the M3 Edition, which is free for unlimited deployments, includes full performance advantages, NFS support and the complete MapR management control system and Heatmap.

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MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making managing and analyzing Big Data a reality for more business users. The award-winning MapR Distribution brings unprecedented dependability, speed and ease-of-use to Hadoop combined with data protection and business continuity, enabling customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. To download the latest MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, please visit

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