MapR Technologies, Inc. has announced it has achieved Microsoft Gold Competency status for cloud. Leveraging the power of its MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR is among a few select global independent software vendors to obtain Gold Competency for the Cloud. MapR is also verified by Microsoft to be Co-Sell Ready as part of the Microsoft One Commercial Partner program and is included in the catalog, demonstrating MapR’s ongoing commitment to its customers’ success in any type of cloud environment.

The collaboration between MapR and Microsoft continues to expand since the introduction of the MapR Converged Data Platform in Microsoft Azure Marketplace in 2015. Since then, MapR has been working to add native integration of its Orbit Cloud Suite with Azure Blob Storage and Azure resource management tools. Joint customers in energy, government and retail are using the MapR Platform to run transformative applications that combine analytical and operational data with the cloud benefits of Azure.

To achieve Gold Competency, businesses must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance commitment, and pass technology and sales assessments. The MapR Converged Data Platform for Azure has provided enterprise-grade performance, scale and security for files, tables and event streams to multiple joint enterprise customers.

“From day one, the MapR Converged Data Platform has been architected to provide unparalleled performance, scale and reliability for running big data analytics in real time,” said Geneva Lake, vice president alliances and channels, MapR Technologies. “Our collaboration with Microsoft enables us to provide our customers with an edge first, cloud native experience that seamlessly integrates into an Azure environment regardless of where data is located in the cloud, on the edge, or on-premises across geographies.”

MapR is also listed in the Microsoft One Commercial Partner catalog which shares information on select partners with Microsoft’s engineering, sales and marketing teams to identify and build solutions that meet the line-of-business needs of customers. In addition, as a verified Co-Sell Ready partner, MapR gets dedicated support for go-to-market efforts and success in Microsoft Azure environments.

“By achieving a gold competency in cloud, MapR has proven its commitment and expertise in specific technology areas, which places them among a small percentage of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, worldwide partner group at Microsoft Corp. “For customers looking for a partner to help meet their unique business needs, choosing a company like MapR that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These organizations have highly qualified experts with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”


This article was originally posted “MapR Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.