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MapR Converged Data Platform to Provide New Advances for Container

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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SAN JOSE, CA: MapR Technologies, a provider of converged data platform, announces its Big Data platform upgrade with new features such as persistent storage and integrated resource management for containers. The MapR Platform also introduces Apache Myriad, an open-source project designed to remove barriers between resources managed by Hadoop YARN and Apache Mesos.

Along with the improved container support, the MapR Converged Data Platform features new security, data governance and performance enhancements.

Enterprises are seeking new ways to deploy Docker containers that require stateful data. To go beyond transient, stateless, containerized applications, distributed persistent storage is required to complement Docker. The MapR Converged Data Platform acts as a comprehensive data services layer for Docker containers. Not only does the platform provide distributed, resilient storage for these containers, but it also includes the database and messaging/streaming capabilities that many containerized operational applications require.

“Given the level of interest in Docker, it seems inevitable that enterprises will, at some point, want to run data-intensive workloads on the container technology,” says Matt Aslett, Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics, 451 Research. “However, standard Docker containers include data volumes tied to an individual server, which means that if a container fails, or is moved from one server to another, its connection with the data volume is lost. As such, containers are not designed to be persistent – a key requirement for any data-intensive workload.”

The new MapR POSIX Client uniquely presents a fully distributed, secure, reliable, read-write file system to Docker containers for resilient Docker deployments on commodity hardware. This lets organization to set up data oriented application in docker with guarantee that critical data will prevail on server failures.

Converged data platform is built on Zeta architecture which provides enterprise flexibility on interoperating network. Key components of the Zeta Architecture, includes a distributed file system, real-time storage, a pluggable compute model, as well as dynamic and global resource management.

Together with Docker and Myriad, the MapR Platform enables environments that treat data as a shared pool between enterprise applications and analytics, eliminating data latency, duplication, and complex pipelines.

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