MapR Technologies and HP Unveil Big Data Reference Architecture
February 21, 2013
By Rachel Ramsey
, TMCnet Web Editor
Today, we are dealing with all different kinds of data files: structured, unstructured, logs, pictures, audio files, communications records, e-mail and more are all dealt with and transferred over networks every day. Hadoop was created to analyze different types of big data, however, it is complex to deploy, configure, manage and monitor. Before deploying a Hadoop cluster, things to consider including operating systems, computation, memory, storage, network, switches and data movement in and out of the cluster.
MapR Technologies Inc., a provider of Hadoop distribution for the enterprise, recently collaborated with HP to develop, configure and test a Reference Architecture for big data workloads built on HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers, which continuously analyze thousands of system parameters to optimize application performance, proactively improve uptime and give insight into every aspect of IT infrastructure. With the servers, IT is able to derive new business insights from big data through a platform to store, manage and process data at scale.
MapR Technologies tested the platform using industry standard benchmarks that validate the ROI and performance. The combined testing also validated the resiliency, high availability and data protection capabilities, including snapshots and mirroring of the MapR Distribution.
“The combination of MapR’s technology, innovation and leadership in the Hadoop space and the HP ProLiant servers provides an ideal platform to store, manage and process data at scale,” said Jack Norris, vice president of Marketing, MapR Technologies, in a statement. “Customers can confidently deploy the HP Reference Architecture for MapR M5 as a blueprint for their success when working with big data datasets.”
A white paper provides several reference configurations for deploying clusters of varying sizes on MapR’s M5 distribution of Apache Hadoop and HP infrastructure. It also assists with the rapid design and deployment of MapR M5 software on HP infrastructure for clusters of various sizes. To read the full Reference Architecture, click here.
“Organizations looking to extract actionable insight from big data analysis are challenged with the complexities of deploying, configuring, managing and monitoring the enterprise-grade analytics platforms required,” said Manoj Suvarna, director, product management, Converged Application Systems Group, HP. “With the HP Reference Architecture for MapR M5, based on the HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 server, both commercial and public sector customers have access to an easy to manage, reliable, secure and economical platform for Hadoop users across a broad range of use cases.”
Edited by Jamie Epstein