The MapR Growth Story
John Schroeder, MapR CEO and co-founder, recognized the significant market opportunity for big data. He augmented his deep business and product experience in enterprise database and analytics with conversations with over 100 potential customers about coping with data growth in their organizations and their needs going forward.
John was joined by CTO and co-founder MC Srivas, who ran one of the major search infrastructure teams at Google and has an extensive background in enterprise storage and data systems. Together they laid out the vision for MapR to create an enterprise-grade, trusted platform to support mission-critical, real-time applications.
MapR has grown rapidly to impact business across industries, such as performing sub-second response for fraud prevention on $1 trillion annual credit card purchases, securing highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, and improving the online customer shopping experience for one of the world’s leading retailers. MapR has grown to over 350 hundred employees and has operations in ten countries outside of North America.