Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information on how we use and manage cookies please take a look at our privacy and cookie policies. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

sections

Hadoop-based MapR targets European enterprises

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

California-based software company MapR, which this year saw its approach to Hadoop adopted by Google for its Compute Engine, is kicking off operations in Europe.

It opened an office in London and Germany this week, placing new employees on the ground to target sales in the area and boost relationships it already has formed with partners such as EMC and Cisco.

MapR was formed about three years ago and one of its co-founders came from Google. Unlike other platforms that build on Hadoop with open source code, MapR charges for its platform with the promise of an enterprise-grade product.

MapR VP of Marketing Jack Norris said the company, which has been in operation for three years, remained in “stealth mode” for two of these as it worked on innovations around its code to gain advantages around the Hadoop-based software built on for its Big Data analytics.

Norris said MapR tried to make Hadoop easier to use, with customizable dashboards, self-healing, snapshots and full automated states for failover.

“This is what is really taking Hadoop to the next level,” Norris said.

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework for data-intensive distributed applications which can carry out map/reduce and provide a distributed file system that can store data on compute nodes.

It was first designed to support the distribution for Yahoo’s Nutch search engine project. Today Hadoop is used by Facebook, ebay and Google among others.

More interestingly, in recent times, Norris said MapR’s growth has come from the financial services industry, major retailers, manufacturers and government agencies.

“These companies are all looking at leveraging new data sources, part of this unstructured, which can range from click stream data to social media to sensor data,” Norris said.

“In manufacturing this could be information from industrial equipment to increase uptime. MapR allows for self-healing, which means you can automatically recover and do rolling upgrades. It involves a real-time response to business operations and business situations, it is not about analysing what happened last quarter,” Norris says.

Norris said people will be willing to pay for MapR’s advanced features, which make it more applicable to a broad set of mission-critical applications.

“We also have some services we provide, and a network of partners who can connect with our customers,” Norris said.

“What we do is we take the open-source software of Hadoop and combine it with our own innovations to include the open-source code.  Things like HBase, Hive and Zookeeper are part of the MapR distribution. It is basically a big data platform you can support a variety of operations on top of.”

Norris said recently, the company has seen customers building their own applications ad algorithms on top of the MapR platform.

 

 

Related images

  • Hadoop.jpg

Have your say

Please view our terms and conditions before submitting your comment.

required
required
required
required
required
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

Webinars

  • Next Generation Data Centers – Are you ready for scale?

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00

    This presentation will provide a general overview of the data center trends and the ecosystem that comprises of “hyperscale DC”, “MTDC”, and “enterprise DC”.

  • White Space 47: There's a Pokéstop outside our office

    Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:35:00

    This week on White Space, we talk everyhting: > Pokémon > Microsoft's Azure Stack launch > DatacenterDynamics Awards 2016 program > Digital Realty's move into Wind Power

  • White Space 46: We'll always have Paris

    Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:35:00

    This week on White Space, we look at the safest data center locations in the world, as rated by real estate management firm Cushman & Wakefield. It will come as no surprise that Iceland comes out on top, while the US and the UK have barely made the top 10. French data center specialist Data4 is promoting Paris as a global technology hub, where it is planning to invest at least €100 million. Another French data center owned by Webaxys is repurposing old Nissan Leaf car batteries in partnership with Eaton. Brexit update: We’ve also heard industry body TechUK outline an optimistic vision of Britain outside the EU – as long as the country remains within the single market and subscribes to the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Powering Big Data with Big Solar

    Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:00:00

    The data center industry is experiencing explosive growth. The expansion of online users and increased transactions will result in the online population to reach 50% of the world’s projected population, moving from 2.3 billion in 2012 to an expected 3.6 billion people by 2017. This growth is requiring data centers to address the carbon impact of their business and to integrate more renewable resources into their projects. Join First Solar to learn: -Why major C&I companies are looking to utility-scale solar as a viable addition to their energy sourcing portfolios. -How cost-effective utility-scale solar options can support datacenters in securing renewable supply. -Case study of how a major data center player implemented solar into their portfolio

  • DC Professional - Meet John Laban

    Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:25:00

    John has worked in the Telecommunications and Information Transport Systems (ITS) industry for over 35 years, beginning his career at the London Stock Exchange as a BT telecommunication technician. Believing there was a general lack of quality in the ITS industry, John was driven to "professionalize" the ITS industry – starting with a professional diploma programme for the Telecommunications Managers Association – which led to him becoming the first BICSI RCDD in the UK and soon after, a BICSI Master Instructor teaching RCDD and Technician programmes. Find out more about John and upcoming sessions here https://www.dc-professional.com/people/284/

More link