The MapR Advantage

Top 10 Reasons
10 Reasons Our Customers Choose MapR

MapR provides the industry’s only converged data platform that uniquely allows applying analytical insights to operational processes in real-time to create competitive advantage for our customers. Our vision is of a platform that converges historically separate product segments/categories in order to enable extraordinary new value never before possible. The MapR Platform is powered by the industry’s fastest, most reliable, secure, and open data infrastructure that dramatically lowers TCO and enables global real-time data applications.


KEY BENEFITS
The MapR Converged Data Platform

Production Success for Hadoop, Spark, and More

MapR was engineered for the data center with IT operations in mind. MapR enables big data apps using Hadoop, Spark, and more to serve business-critical needs that cannot afford to lose data, must run on a 24x7 basis, require immediate recovery from node and site failures – all with a smaller data center footprint. MapR supports these capabilities for the broadest set of data applications from batch analytics to interactive querying and real-time streaming.
The MapR CTO's Perspective on the Converged Data Platform

Architecture Matters

MapR delivers business-critical production success because of the advanced architecture of the MapR Converged Data Platform, which is 100% binary compatible with the Apache Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS) to ensure plug-and-play compatibility and no vendor lock-in. A core module of the MapR Platform is MapR-FS, a modern, read-write capable, NFS-mountable distributed file-system written in C++ that directly accesses storage hardware – dramatically improving performance and ease of administration. Unlike other Hadoop distributions that require separate clusters for multiple applications, the MapR Platform is built to process both distributed files, database tables, and event streams in one unified layer – an engineering feat in its own right. This enables organizations to support both operational (e.g., HBase) and analytic apps (e.g., Apache Drill, Hive, or Impala) on one cluster, significantly reducing costs as you grow your big data deployment.

Open Source Commitment

Along with the architectural innovations that provide business critical success, MapR constantly tests, validates and hardens the core Apache projects before including in its platform. MapR typically upgrades to the latest versions of the newly released Apache OSS projects within 90 days of their release, and provides monthly releases to ensure you always have the latest innovations. MapR also makes code and libraries available through GitHub and Maven repositories. In addition, MapR also contributes significantly to open-source community through contributions to projects such as Apache Mahout and Apache Drill.

One Platform for Big Data Applications

The MapR Converged Data Platform integrates the power of Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage for developing and running innovative data applications. The MapR Platform is powered by the industry’s fastest, most reliable, secure, and open data infrastructure that dramatically lowers TCO and enables global real-time data applications.