MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the open, enterprise-grade distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced it has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Technology Partner. On June 28th MapR announced it will make its Hadoop distribution available on Google Compute Engine. The combination of the new Google service and the MapR Distribution for Hadoop enables customers to quickly provision large MapR clusters on demand and take advantage of the flexibility, agility and scalability of a cloud-based solution.
"The Google Cloud Platform Partner Program enables us to integrate our product offerings for the MapR Distribution for Hadoop with the power of the Google Compute Engine," said Alan Geary, senior director of business development, MapR Technologies. "The Google Cloud Platform offers a broad set of application development, cloud storage and large scale computing that augments our ease of use, performance and scale for our customers."
"MapR provides the fastest, most reliable Hadoop distribution for our customers," said Bradford Stephens, CEO, Drawn to Scale. "We are thrilled to use MapR as the platform that our database, Spire, runs on for real-time SQL workloads."
Google's Cloud Platform products enable customers to implement:
- Cloud app solutions, such as mobile apps, social apps, business process apps, and websites, using Google App Engine and Google Cloud SQL.
- Cloud storage solutions, such as high-end backup and recovery, active archiving, global file sharing/collaboration, and primary SAN/NAS, using Google Cloud Storage.
- Large-scale computing solutions, such as batch processing, data processing and high performance computing using Google Compute Engine.
- Big data solutions, such as interactive tools, trend detection and BI dashboards, using Google BigQuery and Google Prediction API.
"To help customers get the most out of our cloud platform products, we work closely with technology companies, like MapR Technologies, that provide powerful complementary solutions integrated with our platform," explained Eric Morse, head of sales and business development for Google's Cloud Platform.
The Google Cloud Platform Partner Program includes Technology Partners such as ISVs and SaaS vendors, platform companies, management and development tools vendors, analytics providers, business intelligence and ETL vendors, and storage specialists. These partners offer complementary technologies that have already been integrated to provide customers with powerful new solutions on top of Google's Cloud Platform. For more information on MapR Technologies free beta on Google Compute Engine go to http://www.mapr.com/mapr-google and MapR's cloud-integrated solutions for Hadoop, please visit www.mapr.com.