SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2014) -  MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it has opened its first offices in the Netherlands to extend its presence in the EMEA region. The company also signed a partnership agreement with Anchormen to broaden consulting and MapR training services in the region.

MapR has hired Hugo Karelse to lead expansion in the Benelux countries. Karelse joins MapR following senior roles within several big data technology groups at Oracle. His responsibilities will include executing go-to-market strategies, driving sales and working with local partners to continue growth within the region.

Anchormen is a Dutch agile software development specialist focused on projects harnessing Hadoop and other big data technologies. The company has built a strong reputation in completing challenging projects for customers, including those for LexisNexis BIS (member of Reed Elsevier), Louwman Group and Mitsubishi Motor Sales. In addition to comprehensive consultancy services, Anchormen offers a full range of training courses on the MapR platform across design, implementation and real-world use cases.

"Big data adoption is growing quickly in the Netherlands and the timing is right to partner with MapR and help deliver the full potential of Hadoop to this audience," says Rutger Wetzels, managing partner of Anchormen. "MapR is easy to integrate and use and allows us to run standard Java applications while benefiting from the distributed file system. In addition, we can choose to use MapReduce or not, and this freedom of choice and multitude of opportunities is only available in the MapR Distribution. MapR gives us the flexibility to select the best suitable technique and methods to address our customers' challenges." 

"MapR is excited to expand our commitment to customers and partners in the region and help tackle their big data challenges," said Patrik Svanström, vice president, EMEA, MapR Technologies." Hugo brings a great deal of expertise to MapR and our partnership with Anchormen underscores our commitment to work with experienced and credible organizations."

MapR is participating in the upcoming "Data Donderdag", a bi-monthly big data event that takes place in Beurs van Berlage at the centre of Amsterdam on October 30th. For more information visit here:

About Anchormen

We are Anchormen. A team of innovative and passionate IT professionals. With our offices in Amsterdam and Groningen we work hard to make sure you gain maximum benefit from your software and get the most valuable insights from the data the internet and your relations generate. Before you can create smart and scalable solutions you need to understand people. Technology at the service of users and clients, not vice versa. User-friendly and integrated seamlessly. We create customized solutions and integrate existing applications where possible to enhance better collaboration and gaining deeper insights. With advanced technology, smart solutions and Agile way of working, we help you move forward. So you really get the best possible outcome of your business. Therefore, we dare to say proudly: We make the web work for you.

About MapR Technologies
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution for Hadoop. MapR is used by more than 500 customers across financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications as well as by leading Global 2000 and Web 2.0 companies. Amazon, Cisco, Google and HP are part of the broad MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. MapR is based in San Jose, CA. Connect with MapR on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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