The Scoop On Hadoop: 11 Big Data Start-Ups You Need To Know

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MapR Technologies

MapR Technologies offers a distribution of Apache Hadoop, putting it in competition with Cloudera and HortonWorks, among others. But the company, founded in June 2009, has some key advantages including a strategic alliance with EMC and $20 million raised in second-round funding in August.

MapR, based in San Jose, Calif., unveiled version 1.2 of its MapR Hadoop distribution in December with new virtual machine capabilities, a high-performance native access library, Mac and Windows clients, and the ability to take advantage of MapReduce 2.0 technology.


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