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October 15, 2014

MapR Releases Results of Independent Research

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15 — MapR Technologies, provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop with over 500 paying customers worldwide, today released at Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2014 results of independent, third-party research that indicated a majority of MapR customers experienced payback in less than 12 months and greater than 5X returns on their investment. More than 50 companies that responded to the survey also had experience using other Hadoop distributions and even those reported similar, large returns, with 65% reporting greater than 5X returns and 40% reporting greater than 10X returns using the MapR Distribution.

According to the September 2014 survey of MapR customers conducted by TechValidate, an independent research organization, respondents who previously used another distribution cited high availability, performance, data integration, data protection, and multi-tenancy as reasons for selecting MapR. More than 80% of experienced Hadoop customers also identified the in-Hadoop NoSQL database, MapR-DB, as a significant differentiator. MapR-DB recently received from Forrester Research the highest score for current offering among all reviewed vendors in The Forrester Wave: NoSQL Key-Value Databases, Q3 2014.  MapR, with its comprehensive and integrated NoSQL and Hadoop platform, enables real-time business impact while maintaining architectural simplicity.

“These metrics underscore what we hear from our customers every day: the MapR Distribution is the most robust, scalable and highest-performing distribution available in the market today,” said Jack Norris, chief marketing officer, MapR Technologies. “As MapR continues to scale, we’re looking forward to helping more customers benefit from the power of data to boost revenue, lower costs and mitigate risk.”

The TechValidate survey also identified a range of business value impact from customers with prior Hadoop experience:

  • 63% of customers reported reduced costs with MapR
  • 35% indicated increased revenue as an outcome from deploying MapR
  • 23% of customers reported reduced risk from Hadoop applications focusing on security and fraud

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