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MapR Puts M7 on Amazon Elastic MapReduce

M7 is supposed to offer ease of use, dependability and greater performance for NoSQL and Hadoop

Folks at MapR Technologies have made MapR M7, their Big Data platform for NoSQL and Apache Hadoop applications, available at Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR).

M7 is supposed to offer ease of use, dependability and greater performance for NoSQL and Hadoop.

Amazon EMR is said to make it easier and more cost-effective to deploy and operate elastic Hadoop clusters on AWS.

In a few mouse clicks or a single line of code, customers can launch a dynamically scalable M7 cluster on Amazon EMR to store or process vast amounts of data.

M7 is fully supported on multiple AWS instance types, including the latest high-performance SSD-backed High I/O instances. It can scale horizontally to thousands of nodes per cluster.

MapR says Standard YCSB benchmark tests on AWS High Storage instances show M7 delivering a consistent performance of over 100,000 operations a second per node, demonstrating how M7 users can derive greater utilization from their cloud infrastructure.

MapR CEO John Schroeder says, "The M7 Distribution is providing ground-breaking capabilities for Apache HBase applications to enhance Big Data operations. Customers who want added flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness in the cloud can gain further benefits from MapR's technology via AWS."

MapR's enterprise-grade platform supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses and offers what MapR figures is "unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified Big Data platform. MapR is the only distribution that enables Linux applications and commands to access data directly in the cluster via the NFS interface that is available with all MapR editions."

With this announcement, all MapR editions, including M3, M5 and M7, are now available through Amazon EMR.

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