After comparing the Hadoop distributions, Goodgame Studios chose MapR for the unique technology stack that provides interoperability, flexibility, performance, and multi-tenant capabilities. MapR is a central component to the Goodgame consolidated cluster with Apache Mesos as their general resource management system, Apache Spark as the computational and analytics engine, and a combination of HP Vertica and Apache Drill as their SQL query engines.
Apache Drill is used as the data exploration tool for newly generated information, where the design has not yet been finalized and continues to change during the deployment process. Drill also provides SQL querying on flat files for our financial department, and is used with MicroStrategy for reporting. All data not transferred to the analytics database engine is queried by Drill. MapR enables Goodgame to link all these systems together through open APIs, making the data flow smooth and giving them the ability to add components and data to the stack easily.