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MapR unveils partner programme as APAC growth skyrockets
Mon, 27th Jun 2016
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MapR has unveiled a new Converge Partners platform, in a move the company says reflects its focus on nurturing alliances worldwide with select consultancies, platform and software providers, resellers, and distributors.

The new global programme will provide MapR partners the technical and go-to-market resources necessary to jointly deliver customer experiences and address growing demand for the MapR Platform.

Geneva Lake, vice president, worldwide alliances, MapR Technologies, says strong momentum in the past several months have continued in multiple regions with 100% growth in both the Americas and EMEA, and 140% growth in the Asia Pacific.

Hundreds of big data channel, system integration and technology companies with an established presence in these geographies have chosen to partner with MapR, adding breadth and depth to the MapR ecosystem, Lake says.

“Earlier this year we shipped the new MapR Converged Data Platform, which serves as a single agile platform to unify data and provide the flexibility to easily adapt to emerging technologies and changing business conditions,” she explains.

“The industry recognises that we provide a highly differentiated data platform and we have built up this worldwide alliance programme to help our partners drive new revenue and accelerate big data deployments worldwide.

Lake says the Converge Partners programme is designed to help partners leverage production-ready converged data solutions for enabling their customers' mission-critical, global real-time applications. Additionally, technology partners can receive product certification through detailed product evaluation and testing, which verifies interoperability with MapR.

“With a significantly expanded MapR ecosystem to leverage, customers can select certified products and solutions to lower project risks and realise cost savings over custom-built solutions,” she says.

The Converge Partners programme is comprised of three tiers:  Affiliate, Preferred, and Elite.  Benefits to partners include enablement and strategic support with marketing and sales alignment for maximum joint ROI.

The Affiliate Level is for new partners with demonstrated industry expertise, while the Preferred Level is for established partners with regional presence and provides leading value-add and solution sets.

The Elite Level is by invitation only and is represented by companies with significant global presence, a proven MapR track record, and companies that impact and provide industry standards.