MapR Sets Standard for High-Performance Hadoop with Industry-First TPC Benchmark Results with Cisco UCS
San Jose, CA

Powerful big data technology solution combining the MapR Distribution with Cisco UCS now available through Cisco reseller agreement

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it has established the standard for high-performance Hadoop with the release of the industry’s first benchmark results for big data systems from TPC (Transaction Processing Performance Council).  The TPC Express Benchmark™ HS (TPCx-HS) results* were based on a configuration of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop running on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) .

Cisco is also now reselling** the MapR Distribution with Cisco UCS. The agreement includes marketing, sales and training worldwide.  Partners can now simply select MapR SKUs from the Cisco Global Price List. The product combination delivers a high-performance, utility-grade Hadoop offering to help businesses transform volumes of data into actionable information.

“The MapR Distribution and Cisco UCS serve as the infrastructure for our cloud-based data services,” said Brad Anderson, vice president, big data informatics, Liaison Technologies. “The combined solution provides unparalleled high-performance and reliability that gives us the agility to effectively help our customers leverage massive amounts of data to impact business ‘as it happens.’”

“Hadoop has become a mission-critical platform for big data analytics and operational applications,” said Jim McHugh, vice president of Cisco Unified Computing System and Data Center Solutions Marketing.  “By partnering with MapR, we’re combining our powerful product offerings into a joint solution for faster time to value for customers.” 

Cisco and MapR have set a high performance benchmark on the recently released TPCx-HS benchmark for big data technologies.  This new series of tests put comparisons of Hadoop architectures across several dimensions, including overall performance and cost on an equal footing at the level of scale that is appropriate for each unique deployment. 

“TPC benchmarks are highly regarded in the industry and we are pleased to establish these high-performance standards for Hadoop,” said Jon Posnik, vice president of business development, MapR Technologies. “These results validate the scale, performance and availability of the MapR Distribution. We’re already seeing tremendous demand for the combined solution with Cisco to enable utility-grade Hadoop environments.”


Supporting Resources

  • The published results of TPCx-HS include benchmarks at 1TB, 3TB and 10TB and can be found here.
  • A performance brief published by Cisco that describes the TPCx-HS benchmark can be found here.

* Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, 5.07 HSph and $121,231.76/HSph @1TB, 5.10 HSph and $120,518.63/HSph @3TB, 5.77 HSph and $106,524.27/HSph @10TB, Available 01/09/15. Based results as of 3/5/2015

** More information about Cisco Expanding its Big Data Portfolio with Resale Agreements can be found here.



About MapR Technologies

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., MapR provides the industry’s only Converged Data Platform that enables customers to harness the power of big data by combining analytics in real-time to operational applications to improve business outcomes. With MapR, enterprises have an unparalleled data management platform for undertaking digital transformation initiatives to achieve competitive edge. World-class companies have realized more than five times their return on investment using MapR. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, SAP and other leading businesses are part of the global MapR partner ecosystem. For more information, visit

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