SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the appointment of Patrik Svanström as vice president, EMEA. Svanström will be responsible for MapR business activities across the region, including sales and partner development, strategic planning, customer engagement and revenue growth.
With over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and infrastructure markets, Svanström has held executive management positions at start-ups and multinational companies, including Informatica, HP, EMC and Oracle.
“Patrik has a great deal of operational expertise having worked in a wide range of industry sectors,” said Steve Fitz, senior vice president of worldwide field operations, MapR Technologies. “We are excited to have him lead our EMEA organization as his experience driving successful go-to-market teams will help continue our accelerated sales growth across the region.”
MapR has established direct and indirect sales channels to capture and drive Hadoop adoption across the entire EMEA region. In the last 12 months, the company has opened new offices and appointed country managers in the Nordics and Germany, which complement existing offices in France and the MapR European headquarters in the UK.
“There is a tremendous amount of momentum driving the adoption of Hadoop as a platform for solving big data and IoT challenges,” said Svanström. “MapR offers a production-ready Hadoop distribution that is generating impressive benefits for leading enterprises worldwide. I look forward to working with the team to expand our presence in EMEA.”
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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 Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.