Hadoop vendor MapR recently reported record growth marked by a threefold increase in Q1 2014 bookings as compared to Q1 2013. MapR’s announcement of impressive growth comes in conjunction with recent news of its integration with the HP Vertica platform, support for Apache Hadoop 2.x and YARN, as well as support for all five components of Apache Spark in its Hadoop distribution. MapR additionally noted that it now claims customers from the financial services, networking/computers, software, online/web, ad media, telecom and market research verticals that have spent more than $1M on MapR products, in addition to one customer that has generated over a billion dollars of revenue that can be attributed to the usage of MapR’s technology. The announcement of MapR’s impressive Q1 growth is particularly notable given the hefty capital raises finalized by competitors Hortonworks and Cloudera on the order of $100M and $900M respectively within the last two months. As the battle for Hadoop market share shakes out, MapR will also need to contend with the implications of the nascent partnership between Cloudera and NoSQL market leader MongoDB.