|[October 23, 2012]
MapR Technologies Announces New Big Data Platform that Brings Enterprise-Grade Reliability and Performance to HBase
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, today announced at O'Reilly
Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012 that it is bringing
unprecedented Hadoop and NoSQL capabilities together on an easy,
dependable and fast platform. With MapR M7, Big Data operations ranging
from batch analytics to real-time database functions can be performed
with enterprise-grade reliability and protection.
One of the core benefits of M7 is making HBase enterprise grade with
instant recovery from hardware and software failures, disaster recovery
and full data protection with snapshots and mirroring. Even with
multiple hardware or software outages and errors, applications will
continue running without any administrator actions required.
M7 increases the performance of HBase to unprecedented levels. First, by
eliminating the need for compactions, M7 provides uniform and consistent
performance. Second, by utilizing innovative data structures that
minimize the read- and write-amplification factor, inserts and updates
are much faster. M7 also supports in-memory columns, providing more
options to increase database performance.
"M7 is taking Hadoop and HBase to the next level," said Jan Gelin, vice
president of Technical Operations, Rubicon Project, a leading real-time
advertising platform that was recently named number one in advertising
reach by comScore (News - Alert). "The enterprise-grade capabilities of M7 give us a
more complete platform and the ability to do new things with data."
"The Evaluator Group believes that enterprise Hadoop users will evaluate
Hadoop and its supporting infrastructure using the same criteria that
they would apply to other production data center-resident applications
they are responsible for," said John Webster, senior partner, Evaluator
Group. "MapR's support for an enterprise grade version of HBase responds
to these demands with automated stateful failover, instant recovery and
full data protection against user and application errors."
HBase scalability has also been improved dramatically. M7 users can
create more than a trillion tables. With M7, HBase has more than 20X the
numberof column families and has increased row and cell sizes to handle
large data objects.
M7 greatly simplifies HBase administration by ensuring there are no
separate processes to monitor and manage, no manual compactions, no
manual region merges, no pre-splitting, no manual database repair
operations and no downtime for standard maintenance.
"With M7, customers can now more successfully address a broader set of
use cases," said John Schroeder, CEO and cofounder, MapR Technologies.
"This release is further evidence of MapR's technical leadership and
ability to make Big Data applications easy, dependable and fast."
MapR M7 is binary compatible with Apache HBase. Customers do not need to
recompile or change code to take advantage of the enterprise-grade
features. M7 also supports Apache HBase within the same cluster.
M7 leverages an entire ecosystem of products and services including
Informatica, the leading data integration company. "MapR brings
additional reliability and performance to Hadoop and combined with
Informatica's PowerCenter Big Data Edition addresses the big data
challenges of volume, variety, and velocity," said Todd Goldman, vice
president and general manager, Data Integration at Informatica.
"Customers can take advantage of the additional Hadoop reliability of
MapR and Informatica's visual development environment to extract, load,
process and deliver data in a Hadoop cluster for successful big data
M7 also expands HBase use cases and applications. "The complexity of
deploying and optimizing Apache Hadoop has inhibited organizations from
integrating it into their business intelligence ecosystems," said Manoj
Goyal, senior director, Converged Application Solutions Engineering,
Enterprise Group, HP. "HP solutions for Hadoop are built to enable rapid
deployment, and innovations such as the HBase enhancements in MapR M7
further help customers integrate Hadoop into their data centers."
Drawn to Scale is a current MapR partner that provides, Spire, the first
real-time read/write SQL database on Hadoop that embraces the enterprise
capabilities of M7. "Our customers require best of breed performance and
stability. With M7 as our HBase storage layer, our Web, Mobile and
Enterprise customers get the fastest, most reliable platform for SQL
operational workloads," says Ryan Rawson, vice president of Engineering
at Drawn to Scale.
Simba (News - Alert) is a leading supplier of standards-based data access and analytics
solutions. M7 expands their connectivity to include mission-critical
applications. "Standard SQL access via ODBC to NoSQL to Big Data sources
was pioneered by Simba. Simba's Big Data ODBC drivers connect any
standard SQL application to any NoSQL Big Data source, such as
Hadoop/Hive, HBase and others," said George Chow, Simba's CTO. "As a
pioneer and market leader in SQL and ODBC connectivity, Simba is pleased
to collaborate with MapR to deliver industrial-strength connectivity to
Big Data for the enterprise."
Finally, the M7 performance advantages usher in new capabilities and
applications that are possible with Hadoop. Fusion-io (News - Alert) focuses on
improving the performance and efficiency of customer's data centers with
their Fusion-io technology to accelerate critical applications.
"Performance and capacity are crucial to ensuring that big data
analytics can be conducted in a timeframe that delivers value from
insights," said Neil Carson, Fusion-io chief technology officer.
"Fusion-io is pleased to team up with MapR to accelerate Hadoop HBase
and NoSQL in the MapR M7 platform to provide a Big Data solution with
enterprise grade reliability, security and performance."
Registration to participate in the MapR M7 beta program is now open. (www.mapr.com/m7beta).
About MapR Technologies
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making managing and analyzing
Big Data a reality for more business users. The award-winning MapR
Distribution brings unprecedented dependability, speed and ease-of-use
to Hadoop. Combined with data protection and business continuity, MapR
enables customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. Leading
companies including Amazon, Cisco, EMC (News - Alert) and Google partner with MapR to
deliver an enterprise-grade Hadoop solution. Investors include
Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with
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