Upgrading and Your License

If you are upgrading from MapR version 5.0 or earlier, the Base License file must be manually updated on all nodes in your cluster.

Important: As of MapR version 5.1, because of the new license categories, you must manually update the Base License file. This applies to all upgrade methods (MapR Installer, MapR Installer Stanzas, or manual rolling upgrade).

To update the Base License file, copy the new Base License file from the /opt/mapr/conf.new/ directory to the /opt/mapr/conf/ directory on every node in your cluster.

cp /opt/mapr/conf.new/BaseLicense.txt /opt/mapr/conf/
Note: The BaseLicense.txt file must be copied before starting Warden; otherwise, Warden must be restarted.

MapR-ES Module

If you are upgrading from the Enterprise Database Edition (M7) to the Enterprise Edition and want to use the MapR-ES module, you must purchase additional licensing. In this case, you will be issued a new license to apply. See Managing Licenses for more information.

License Editions

As of MapR 5.1, MapR licenses are categorized by new editions and modules that further define the features supported by an edition. See the following table for descriptions of the new license options:

License Edition Description
Community Edition An unlimited, free, community-supported MapR edition with one free NFS Gateway. This edition includes Hadoop, MapR-DB, and MapR-ES. However, real-time global replication of MapR-DB tables or MapR-ES is not included.
Enterprise Edition MapR Edition that enables enterprise class features such as high availability, multi-tenancy, and disaster recovery. Each of the following modules for the Enterprise Edition unlocks a portion of the total platform capabilities:
Enables enterprise class features for analytic use cases, such as highly-available NFS and support for services such as YARN and MapReduce.
Enables enterprise class features for operational NoSQL database, with MapR-DB JSON and binary tables, and real-time global database replication.
Enables enterprise class features for publish/subscribe event streaming, with MapR-ES and real-time global stream replication.

For more information, see What's Included.

License Mapping

With the release of 5.1 and MapR-ES, the licensing model has been simplified, allowing more choice in which specific features are licensed on a cluster. See the following table to understand how the new MapR licenses correspond to the legacy license editions that you are familiar with:

Legacy Edition New Edition & Module(s)
M3 or Community Edition Community Edition. Starting in 5.1, the Community Edition includes MapR-ES.
M5 or Enterprise Edition Enterprise Edition with Hadoop Module.
M7 or Enterprise Database Edition Enterprise Edition with Hadoop and Database modules.

MapR POSIX Licenses

Beginning with MapR 6.0.1, customers who purchase MapR-XD Enterprise Premier automatically receive the following licenses for free:
  • MapR FUSE POSIX Basic Client
  • MapR POSIX Client for Containerized Apps (required for MapR PACC and DSR functionality)

For more information, see the MapR Editions web page.