MapR is a better base?

I’ve heard about MapR for a long time and haven’t given it much consideration vs. OSS stacks. I reconsidering my position and conduction some evaluations.

Why? MaprFS is a real POSIX File system that runs on Raw devices, not atop ext4, xfs, etc. It also runs natively, not in a JVM. It claims HDFS compliance and so should work with other Hadoop tools. It also has an integrated HBase API compatible data store and Kafka 0.9 API compatible pub/sub service. These are part of the base FS which should make things “better” than the rest. We’ll see.

If some of these things prove out, this could be a game changer for my perspective.

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One Response to MapR is a better base?

  1. Turns out this API compatibility sounds better than it performs. MapR is still a force fit for “compatible” tools and is better of left for old style big data. With the speed of change in the Rapid and Big data spaces, MapR will be left behind waiting to rewrite tools that exist in OSS. IMHO.

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