The Top 25 Disrupters Of 2014


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18. John Schroeder

Co-Founder, CEO

MapR

Hadoop is the leading open-source solution for handling big data, but it is notoriously difficult to use. While all the main developers, including San Jose, Calif.-based MapR, offer open-source-based applications for Hadoop, John Schroeder is threatening to shake up the business by adding a lot of proprietary technology targeting enterprise Hadoop users.




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