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Posted on April 23, 2014 by David Tucker

Like most commercial cloud platforms, Google Cloud offers a range of different storage options.  The most common options are persistent disk volumes attached to Virtual Machine instances or object store buckets accessed via the Google Storage APIs.  Until recently, disk volumes were the only supported storage for Hadoop deployments in the Google Cloud.

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Posted on April 10, 2014 by Tomer Shiran
With over 500 paying customers, my team and I have the opportunity to talk to many organizations that are leveraging Hadoop in production to extract value from big data. One of the most common topics raised by our customers in recent months is Apache Spark. Some customers just want to learn more about the advantages of this technology and the use cases that it addresses, while others are already running it in production with the MapR Distribution.