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MapR Joins Hadoop Buzz Offering Hadoop As A Service

Written by  Sudheer Raju | 17 June 2012
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mapR hadoopSoon after opening up its source code for various components of its Hadoop distribution, MapR has come up with significant updates (Version 2.0) to its distribution along with teaming up with Amazon, offering "Hadoop-as-a-Service" available on AWS which will be first non amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) offering.

Version 2.0 of the MapR Distribution includes advanced monitoring, management, isolation and security for Hadoop. It now enables control on hardware, software, storage, MapReduce and other MapR components. MapR Control System (MCS), a management interface displays this information in dozens of views, ranging from interactive histograms to time charts, allowing administrators to filter, aggregate and drill-down on individual jobs and tasks.

MapR Distribution for Hadoop is also now available as an option within the Amazon Elastic MapReduce service (EMR). The company also disclosed that AWS has made its own Hadoop enhancements available to MapR customers, allowing them to seamlessly use MapR with other AWS offerings such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon CloudWatch.

Providing an option to choose MapR's M3 or M5 hadoop distribution while launching Amazon EMR cluster, Customers can provision MapR clusters on-demand and automatically terminate them after finishing data processing, reducing costs as they only pay for the resources they consume. Customers can augment their existing on-premise deployments with AWS-based clusters to improve disaster recovery and access additional compute resources as required.

With Hadoop adoption on all time high so far this year with the launch of Cloudera CDH4, Hortoworks Data Platform, VMWare's Project Serengeti, Teradata SQL-H bridging Hadoop with SQL world, all within just a span of 2 weeks, MapR has also joined the leads providing significant updates to its hadoop distribution.

“For many customers there is no longer a compelling business case for deploying an on-premise Hadoop cluster given the secure, flexible and highly cost effective platform for running MapR that AWS provides,” said John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder, MapR Technologies. “The combination of AWS infrastructure and MapR’s technology, support and management tools enables organizations to potentially lower their costs while increasing the flexibility of their data intensive applications.”

Sudheer Raju

Sudheer Raju

Founder of ToolsJournal, a technology journal on software tools and services. Sudheer has overall accountability for the webiste product development and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. With a flair to write, Sudheer himself writes for toolsjournal across all journal categories.

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