|[June 13, 2012]
MapR Now Available as an Option on Amazon Elastic MapReduce
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Technologies, Inc., the provider of the
open, enterprise-grade distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced
the immediate availability of its MapR Distribution for Hadoop as an
option within the Amazon Elastic MapReduce service. Customers can now
provision dynamically scalable MapR clusters while taking advantage of
the flexibility, agility and massive scalability of Amazon Web Services (News - Alert)
(AWS). In addition, 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.
"We're excited to welcome MapR's feature-rich distribution as an option
for customers running Hadoop in the cloud," said Peter Sirota, general
manager of Amazon Elastic MapReduce, AWS. "MapR's innovative high
availability data protection and performance features combined with
Amazon EMR's managed Hadoop environment and seamless integration with
other AWS services provides customers a powerful tool for generating
insights from their data."
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.
"For many customers there is no longer a compelling business case for
deploying an n-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."
When launching an Amazon EMR cluster via the AWS Management Console, EMR
API, or command line client, customers simply choose MapR's M3 or M5
edition as their Hadoop distribution. The M3 edition is available at no
additional charge over standard Amazon EMR usage fees, while the M5
edition adds a nominal additional hourly cost.
MapR benefits to Hadoop users on AWS include:
High availability - MapR provides a no-NameNode architecture
with self-contained, self-healing HA so that customers do not
experience downtime or data loss. In addition, MapR provides
JobTracker HA and NFS HA so that the cluster is not impacted by any
failure or maintenance in the underlying infrastructure.
Data protection - MapR provides point-in-time recovery with
snapshots, so that customers can recover from any user or application
error. Snapshots are instantaneous and consistent, and can easily be
persisted to Amazon S3.
Inter-cluster mirroring - MapR's advanced mirroring capability
provides wide area replication from an on-premise MapR cluster to an
AWS MapR cluster, and between AWS MapR clusters in different
Seamless scalability - Customers can easily expand, shrink, or
shutdown an AWS MapR cluster using the AWS Management Console.
Easy administration - AWS provides MapR as a managed service so
customers do not need to worry about hardware provisioning,
installation or configuration. The MapR Control System (MCS) and the
AWS Management Console provide an integrated, in-depth view into
cluster health and activities.
High performance - MapR reduces the overall I/O throughput via
automatic and transparent compression, differential snapshots and
intelligent replica management.
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. MapR is
also available from EMC (News - Alert), Cisco and Amazon. Investors include Lightspeed
Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on Facebook,
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