MapR Technologies Announces Immediate Availability of New Release and Opens ExpressLane for Hadoop

August 24, 2011

Company's latest release guarantees small jobs finish quickly

MapR Technologies Inc., in its continued pursuit of innovation for the Hadoop marketplace, today announced immediate availability of the company's newest version of the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. With an unwavering commitment to innovation in the world of Hadoop big data software, MapR's latest version delivers additional capabilities including MapR ExpressLane and Mac client support. The latest MapR Distribution is available for download here.

"We continue our focus on innovation to help Hadoop users everywhere take advantage of the power of big data analytics," said Jack Norris, VP Marketing, MapR Technologies. "Our latest update to the MapR Edition further establishes our leadership in performance, ease of use, and dependability."

The MapR ExpressLane feature makes small jobs complete quickly, even if a cluster is busy. With other Hadoop distributions, when a developer or analyst submits a small job (e.g., a Hive query), and the map and reduce slots in the cluster are occupied; the job has to wait in the queue. With MapR's ExpressLane, small jobs are identified automatically, and the cluster immediately allocates the necessary resources to complete the job with minimum latency, making Hadoop a first-class solution for ad-hoc analytics.

The ExpressLane capability is included in both the MapR M3 and M5 Editions for Apache Hadoop. These editions also include native support for Mac clients. Developers now have the freedom to develop and debug their MapReduce applications directly on their Mac desktop or laptop. MapR Mac support also extends to specialized tools like Karmasphere that provide solutions for data analysts and developers.


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