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WE-Ankor Signs Partnership Agreement with MapR Technologies in Israel

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Highly respected, integrated IT infrastructure solutions specialist selects MapR as technology foundation for newly established big data practice

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 8, 2014–

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that WE-Ankor, a highly regarded IT specialist based in Petach Tikva, has become a registered partner in Israel, which has a high potential and very promising market for big data and has started its first proof of concept project using the MapR Distribution for Hadoop.

Founded in 1990, WE-Ankor serves over a 1000 clients across the region including large enterprises and global high tech companies. WE-Ankor is also the largest NetApp STAR partner in Israel, VMware premier partner, and has developed a reputation for deep expertise within data storage, virtualization, servers, data protection and disaster recovery solutions.

As Tal Meiron, director of Big Data Solutions at WE-Ankor explained, the firm has in the past engaged in other projects utilizing other distributions of Hadoop but ran into issues around complexity and lack of enterprise features. “With the launch of our first dedicated big data team within WE-Ankor, we have chosen to standardize on MapR because of the value it brings in terms of simplicity, ease of administration and ability to seamlessly utilize common NFS based capabilities such as snapshots and mirrors.”

Meiron believes that by using the MapR Distribution for Hadoop its clients can reduce the need to expend additional resources retraining staff or recruiting specialized developers to bridge the gap between Hadoop and commonly understood data storage technologies. “MapR provides the enterprise ready features we need from day one of a project and we have started to work with a number of clients within the defense and telecommunications industries,” he added.

“WE-Ankor is a great partner for us based on its extensive experience in the data management business and strong expertise in storage and networking infrastructure solutions that are important and complementary to big data requirements,” said Xavier Guerin, vice president southern Europe and Benelux for MapR. “WE-Ankor also has a strong customer base in Israel that it has helped to provide best of breed technology solutions for over many years and a proven track record for delivering high value projects.”

About WE-Ankor

WE-Ankor is part of the Hilan Group a publicly traded company in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange is a leading IT integration company. WE-Ankor provides IT infrastructure solutions specializes in data storage and backup, virtualization computing and networking infrastructure, big data solutions, public and private cloud solutions, Security & Cyber dedicated team.

In January 2014, Hilan group announced of merging two of its IT integration subsidiaries WE Consulting and Ankor Computing Infrastructure. The merged company, WE-Ankor, has gained experience by performing thousands of implementations in leading institutions and bodies, including leading international projects.

WE-Ankor position Big Data as one of the main revenue growth engines for the next years.

The key to WE-Ankor’s success is its team, which includes the best experts in the company’s areas of activity. Through its team, WE-Ankor has established its expertise and reputation. The company’s employees are carefully selected and are known for their high degree of professionalism, extensive knowledge, strong commitment to the success of their projects, high level of service and personal attention to clients. Ankor invests heavily in its human capital and makes sure to nurture its employees both professionally and personally.

About MapR Technologies

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution for Hadoop. MapR is used by more than 500 customers across financial services, retail, media, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications and government organizations as well as by leading Fortune 100 and Web 2.0 companies. Amazon, Cisco, Google and HP are part of the broad MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, and Redpoint Ventures. MapR is based in San Jose, CA. Connect with MapR on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

MapR Technologies, Inc.
Beth Winkowski, 978-649-7189
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