Wednesday, June 26, 2013

VMware and MapR partner on Hadoop

MapR Technologies and VMware announced that MapR’s Distribution for Apache Hadoop is now certified for VMware vSphere. After the companies completed an extensive validation process, joint customers may now easily deploy and run the MapR Distribution for Hadoop on VMware vSphere and receive commercial support.

By virtualizing the MapR Distribution for Hadoop, IT departments can achieve the benefits of running Hadoop in a pool of existing compute and storage resources, and on one common platform such as VMware vSphere. Enterprises are now capable of rapidly deploying new virtual Hadoop clusters in minutes using Project Serengeti and VMware vSphere.

“MapR and VMware have worked closely to offer enterprises a dependable, high-performing and easy- to-use Hadoop distribution to help them gain insights from Big Data,” said Fausto Ibarra, senior director, Product Management, VMware. “As Hadoop technology continues to evolve, customers are realizing the benefits of combining a Hadoop distribution explicitly designed for enterprise-use cases, with a powerful and flexible virtualization platform such as VMware vSphere.  Our joint efforts will help enterprises to accelerate their adoption of Hadoop.


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