MapR is a San Jose, California-based enterprise software company that develops and sells Apache Hadoop-derived software. The company contributes to Apache Hadoop projects like HBase, Pig (programming language), Apache Hive, and Apache ZooKeeper. MapR’s Apache Hadoop distribution claims to provide full data protection, no single points of failure, improved performance, and dramatic ease of use advantages.
MapR entered a technology licensing agreement with EMC Corporation on 25 May 2011, supporting an EMC-specific distribution of Apache Hadoop. MapR was selected by Amazon to provide an upgraded version of Amazon’s Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) service.
MapR has also been selected by Google as a technology partner.MapR was able to break the minute sort speed record on Google’s compute platform.
MapR provides three versions of their product known as M3, M5 and M7. M3 is a free version of the M5 product with degraded availability features. M7 is like M5, but adds a purpose built rewrite of HBase that implements the HBase API directly in the file-system layer.
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution for Hadoop.