1. Helpful (4)

    "Promising Big Data vendor on its way out of the market"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    MapR’s only promising product is the File System (now also refered to as MapR-XD). All the other bits around the database, streaming, Kubernetes, PACC and the AI fuzz they are making actually either don’t work, have not been tested through load or are just hyped up accordingly with the markets move. Great place to work as most sales reps left.

    Cons

    - MapR’s product is way to expensive for what you get - Hybrid cloud solution literally does not work without scripting in AWS, Azure or GCP - no integration in the product - Management: great place to work now as nearly all managers left or have been asked to leave - Product Development: due to the management reshuffle, no real product development is happening and as the third big data vendor in the market, MapR is already behind - highly complicated environment to work in the product and customers find it hard to learn MapR and find useful and successful projects out of their investments - to get to production is hard

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  1. "Great company to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best platform for big data. No need for additional clusters for HBase and Kafka. It is all in one platform.

    Cons

    API's for MapR-DB JSON could be improved.

  2. "Great engineering team and management, poor financial planning"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    MapR has some of the best and brightest engineering talent in the industry. On the most part, the engineers are motivated, talented and co-operative and willing to share and exchange ideas. Engineering management is also talented - many . of them come from the top tier universities with excellent track records. I also love the fully stocked break room with drinks and snacks, the ping-pong table, massage chair, and many other amenities.

    Cons

    MapR has been acquired by Hewlett-Packard Enterprises in August 2019 and is now a division of HPE. Due to poor financial management by executives leading to cash flow issues, many talented staff have left the company in the last few months.

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