SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) -  MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the open, enterprise-grade distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that CEO and Cofounder John Schroeder has been selected as a winner of the Tech Awards Circle, taking Silver in the Emerging Companies Executive of the Year category. 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.

Tech Awards Circle celebrates the products, 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.

"MapR exhibited true industry excellence to be recognized among the top of the Tech Awards Circle entrants," said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator. "Our judges were impressed with 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 shown by the winners in the high tech community. We wish them continued success and look forward to them defending their title during the next awards period."

Under John's leadership, MapR has continued to knock down the barriers to Hadoop adoption transforming Hadoop into a reliable compute and dependable storage platform. MapR delivered five 9's availability, full data protection and the ability to run in a 'lights-out' datacenter, as well as making Hadoop easy to administer, monitor and provision Hadoop applications.

"I am honored to be a recipient of this prestigious award, but it is a reflection of the hard work and talent of the entire MapR team," said John Schroeder. "We're looking forward to continuing our rapid growth and driving innovation in the Big Data market." 

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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 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, MapR enables customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. Leading companies including Amazon, Cisco, EMC and Google partner with MapR to deliver an enterprise-grade Hadoop solution. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Contact Information:

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

Nancy Pieretti
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(603) 268-8007