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MapR CEO John Schroeder: ‘We’re still in big data’s early innings’

Submitted by on March 8, 2018 – 3:32 amNo Comment

MapR Technologies Inc. was one of the three high-profile startups —  along with Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks Inc. — to burst upon the scene during the feeding frenzy a few years ago around Hadoop, the open-source big-data software framework. Like its counterparts, the company originally focused on integrating and extending components in the Hadoop ecosystem. As the big-data market evolved, it has become a multifaceted analytics and application development tools provider based on a master integration layer it calls the “converged data platform.”

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Unlike its peers, the nine-year-old company has remained privately held. Chief Executive John Schroeder (pictured) has made no secret of the company’s interest in rewarding investors for the $280 million they’ve poured into the company, but given the tepid performance of its competitors’ stock prices so far, he’s not in a hurry. Schroeder stepped back from an operational role in 2016, but returned two months ago, citing a need to double down on the product. He spoke to SiliconANGLE about the future of the company and big data at large.

To read the entire article, please click on this https://siliconangle.com/blog/2018/03/07/mapr-ceo-john-schroeder-still-big-datas-early-innings/