SAN JOSE, Calif., July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform that fully integrates analytics with operational processes in real time, announced today a new systems integrator program, Elite Premier. This exclusive program recognizes the expertise of qualified system integrators and designates those partners to work with the growing list of MapR customers on a wide variety of big data projects, jointly delivering outstanding customer experiences and business outcomes on the MapR Converged Data Platform.

The Elite Premier program was formed to accommodate the significant increase in partner enrollment in the MapR Converge Partners program – launched in June 2016. This new program is designed specifically for systems integrators to give them the necessary resources to further develop their big data practice around the MapR Converged Data Platform. Benefits for partners selected for the Elite Premier program include:

  • Executive sponsorship for joint business alignment
  • Designated alliance manager for regular cadence
  • Direct engagement with world-class MapR professional services team
  • Exclusive access to customized partner training for the MapR Platform
  • Preferred status to invest in joint marketing and sales programs

“We are very excited to be part of the Elite Premier program, as we are seeing growing interest across our customer base for the unique capabilities of the MapR Converged Data Platform,” said John Bender, senior vice president, RCG Global Services. “We have built specific solutions for use cases in retail and are investing in developing offerings for other verticals such as oil and gas.”

“As an established partner with MapR, we view the Elite Premier program as a strategic component in helping us grow our business with MapR and enable our customers to be successful.  With enterprise-grade performance, scale and reliability, the MapR Converged Data Platform successfully addresses the requirements for modern big data architectures that we see from our customers in Japan,” said Toshiyuki Awai, managing executive officer, COO, IT Services Group, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation.

In the past quarter, the MapR Converge Partners program achieved significant success with over 35% growth year over year in partner program enrollment.  The Converge Partners program focuses on nurturing alliances worldwide with select consultancies, platform and software providers, resellers, and distributors. The program is comprised of three tiers: Elite, Preferred, and Affiliate. Benefits of this program include world-class enablement and strategic support with marketing and sales alignment for maximum joint ROI.

“The continued growth of the Converge Partners Program, specifically in the systems integrator category is the driver for us to launch this exclusive program,” said Geneva Lake, vice president, worldwide alliances, MapR Technologies. “System integrators are a critical element to complement our overall go-to-market and service strategies by providing key strategic technology, industry advisory services and implementation capabilities. This program will help qualified partners deepen their capabilities with the MapR platform, build joint solutions with us in key industries and serve our customers better.”

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About MapR Technologies
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., MapR provides the industry’s only Converged Data Platform that enables customers to harness the power of big data by combining analytics in real-time to operational applications to improve business outcomes. With MapR, enterprises have a data management platform for undertaking digital transformation initiatives to achieve competitive edge. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, SAP, and other leading businesses are part of the global MapR partner ecosystem. For more information, visit mapr.com.

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