Leading Companies Choose MapR Technologies for Their Hadoop Platform

June 26, 2013

Production requirements driving customers to MapR to eliminate risk, downtime and administrative burdens

MapR Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, today announced at Hadoop Summit that the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop has become the de-facto standard Hadoop distribution for industry leaders. The dependability, data protection and performance innovations of the MapR platform are required to support enterprise service levels and production applications.

“As applications move from development and test to production, requirements expand to include high availability, business continuity and interoperability. Companies that have deployed other Hadoop distributions have experienced data loss, downtime and delays,” said John Schroeder, CEO and cofounder, MapR Technologies. ”MapR stands in contrast to other Hadoop distributions with an enterprise-grade architecture that provides end-to-end high availability through replication of all data and metadata, combined with data protection, disaster recovery, and a POSIX-compliant storage interface.”

Organizations that have switched from another Hadoop distribution to MapR include Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online resource for family history; Quicken Loans, America's largest online mortgage lender; Live Nation, the world's largest ticket seller and promoter of live entertainment; Recruit Technologies, the number one provider of recruiting services in the world; Cision, the market leader in PR software and media tools and the world’s leading source of media contacts and information; ReturnPath, the worldwide leader in email intelligence; Solutionary, the leading pure-play managed security service provider; and The Rubicon Project, the leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising globally.

With MapR, organizations can have complete confidence that their data is always fully protected, and available, effectively eliminating risk, improving efficiency and enabling them to drive market leading results.

“MapR offers improved performance and flexible data access needed for high volume security analytics and on-demand customer access. MapR’s capabilities are simply unavailable in the other Hadoop alternatives. In addition, MapR provides the industry’s only automated, high availability data protection capabilities to safeguard against a failure.”

Scott Russman, Director, Software Development, Solutionary

“MapR allows Rubicon, which came to the table with four years of Hadoop experience, to run Hadoop clusters with just one dedicated administrator. We rely on MapR’s self-healing HA, disaster recovery and advanced monitoring features to conduct 90 billion real-time auctions on our global transaction platform. We depend on automation; that is how we manage a lights out data center.”

Jan Gelin, VP Technical Operations for The Rubicon Project

"Trueffect processes over 1 Billion transactions per day and delivers data and creates reports every hour. Providing this intelligence in a timely manner to our customers is critical to their ability to optimally target, serve and measure their ad effectiveness thereby increasing their customer base and revenues. For this reason, MapR's superior High Availability Name Node™ and Job Tracker features really resonated with us, prompting a move from an alternative Hadoop distribution to the MapR platform."

Rob Rust, VP of Engineering for Trueffect

MapR provides world-record performance, linear scalability and real-time processing to improve our customers’ products, and add to their top line growth and profitability.

“Blizzard runs three triple-A games simultaneously and we want to share resources among the games but not the data. MapR’s NFS file system and volume features enable us to keep the data separate and to update data much more easily than alternative approaches. Within the first 6 months of implementation we are now processing over a TB of data per day much more effectively than ever.”

Benjamin Wurst, Senior Database Engineer for Blizzard Entertainment

"After outgrowing our SQL solution, we evaluated Hadoop solutions for six months and chose MapR to help us manage our growing volume of data. Scaling with MapR is now a simple 'Wash. Rinse. Repeat.' process instead of a long complex project with worries about bottlenecks and compatibility issues. I can scale linearly by popping up new servers in hours not months. This is a game changer for us."

Greg Stam, Senior Vice President of Global Software Engineering for Cision

“After evaluating the available Hadoop solutions, MapR was clearly the fastest, most scalable, and most fault tolerant platform. MapR has enabled a dramatic jump in performance with less hardware and has given us the ability to compile terabytes of data in less time with less money. This provides our customers with real-time solutions to help them make smarter decisions about their business.”

Manny Puentes, CTO for LinkSmart

MapR recently announced the general availability of the M7 edition of the MapR Big Data Platform. With M7, MapR is making Apache HBase applications enterprise grade with automated stateful failover, disaster recovery, full data protection against user and application errors, and instant recovery. It increases the performance of HBase applications by eliminating the adverse impact from compaction. There are numerous enhancements, all designed to increase ease of use, reliability and performance.


About MapR Technologies

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