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Last updated: December 09, 2015
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The MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop provides organizations with an enterprise-grade distributed data platform to reliably store and process big data. MapR packages a broad set of Apache open source ecosystem projects enabling batch, interactive, or real-time applications. The data platform and the projects are all tied together through an advanced management console to monitor and manage the entire system.
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2015. MapR tries to separate from Hadoop
MapR is one of several companies built on the open source Hadoop platform, and as such it has a bit of competition in the space. In an effort to create some separation from its better heeled rivals, it announced a new product called MapR Streams. This new product takes a constant stream of data like feeding consumer data to advertisers to create custom offers or distributing health data to medical professionals to tailor medication or treatment options — all of this in near real-time. Streams let customers share data sources with people or machines that need to make use of that information in a subscription-style model. A maintenance program could subscribe to the data coming from the shop floor of a manufacturer and learn about usage, production, bottlenecks and wear and tear, or IT could subscribe to a data stream with log information looking for anomalies that signal maintenance issues or a security breach.
2015. MapR adds Apache Drill to its Hadoop distribution
MapR announced that its Hadoop distribution now ships with Apache Drill - an open source, low latency SQL query engine for Hadoop and NoSQL. Its promise is that it makes it easier for end users to interact with data from both legacy transactional systems and new data sources, such as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, web click-streams and other semi-structured data, along with support for popular business intelligence (BI) and data visualization tools. Apache Drill 1.0, which is now included in MapR’s distro, is free for the taking. So should a competitor, like Hortonworks, who has at least one contributor on the project, find it extremely valuable, they can engineer it into their distro as well.
2015. MapR revamps its Hadoop platform with more real-time analytics
The latest release of MapR enterprise-grade distributed Hadoop data platform is built for the real time, data-centric enterprise. It leverages table replication features designed to extend access to “big and fast” data enabling multiple instances to be updated in different locations, with all the changes synchronized across them. Reacting to business as it happens with the right offer is a must. Wrong offers are not only missed opportunities but put enough of them together and they could threaten a company’s viability. That’s one of the reasons why some enterprises are ditching their RDBMS and going with MapR. It offers both a top-rated NoSQL database and Hadoop in nicely bundled solution. MapR, unlike its competitors Hortonworks and Cloudera, is a software company whose aim is to make big data plug and play.
2014. MapR partners with Teradata to reach enterprise customers
The last independent Hadoop provider MapR and big data analytics provider Teradata announced that they will work together to integrate and co-develop their joint products and to create a unified go to market strategy. Teradata will also be able to resell MapR software, professional services, and provide customer support. In other words, Teradata will be the face of MapR to enterprises who use, or want to use, both technologies. Until recently Teradata partnered most closely with Hortonworks, but now it’s sharing love and its analytic market leadership with all three providers. Similarly, earlier this week, HP announced Vertica for SQL on Hadoop, which allows users to access and explore data residing in any of the three primary Hadoop distros — Hortonworks, MapR, Cloudera.