Enterprises are benefitting directly from MapR’s partnerships. Cisco recently announced the integration of MapR Technology into the Cisco UCS platform and this week, MapR And Informatica Announced joint support to deliver high performance Big Data integration and analysis.
Cisco has published high performance reference configurations and Informatica announced a series of integration capabilities with MapR including real-time streaming into MapR with their Ultra Messaging technology. InformationWeek states: “For now, MapR has taken the lead in providing a low-latency option for streaming big data directly into Hadoop’s core MapReduce processing environment, and that counts as an edge on rival distributors.”
The timing of the partnerships and interest in MapR makes sense. For customers that are considering distributions for Apache Hadoop, MapR provides unique functionality such as automated failover, dynamic file-based access and streaming support, and enterprise-grade data protection. The value of the MapR distribution, is validated by the fact that the technology leaders in Storage (EMC), Data Management (Informatica), and Hardware (Cisco and others) are looking to MapR to help them address their customers Big Data needs.