MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today named Jim Kowalski to lead its worldwide sales organization. As the Chief Revenue Officer, Jim is responsible for the global MapR go-to-market team, including sales and sales engineering.
“We welcome Jim to MapR as we continue to rapidly grow our business,” said Matt Mills, CEO, MapR Technologies. “He has deep expertise in our space and recognizes the significant potential that the MapR Converged Data Platform brings to the market. Jim’s focus is on accelerating our top-line revenue and ability to execute, while continuing to scale our go-to-market capabilities.”
Jim joins MapR most recently from Marketo where he led their enterprise organization to significant growth. Prior to that, Jim held a number of senior sales leadership positions with Oracle in both the technology and applications divisions that included their big data and analytics teams. Before Oracle, Jim was Chief Marketing Officer of SmartSignal, an early pioneer in the Internet of Things (IoT), now owned by GE.
“MapR has architected a big data software platform like no other on the market,” said Kowalski. “This differentiation is a true game changer that’s proven to help MapR customers achieve unprecedented levels of performance and returns. I look forward to the tremendous opportunities ahead.”
MapR enables organizations to create disruptive advantage and long-term value from their data with the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, which delivers distributed processing, real-time analytics, and enterprise-grade requirements across cloud and on-premise environments–while leveraging the significant ongoing development in open source technologies including Spark and Hadoop. Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for fraud prevention, secure and highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and integrated operational and analytic processing for improved customer experiences, run on MapR. A majority of customers achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that 50,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Future Fund, Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.