Google Compute Engine and MapR Technologies Crush MinuteSort Record

  Google Compute Engine and MapR Technologies Crush MinuteSort Record

    New TB MinuteSort Benchmark Demonstrates MapR’s Scalability and Speed

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- February 26, 2013

MapR Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, announced at the
O’Reilly Strata Conference a new world record for MinuteSort, sorting 15
billion 100-byte records (a total of 1.5 trillion bytes) in 60 seconds using
Google Compute Engine and the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. The
benchmark, often referred to as the World Cup of data sorting, demonstrates
how quickly data can be sorted starting and ending on disks.

MapR’s record-setting benchmark was completed on 2,103 virtual instances in
the Google Compute Engine. Each virtual instance consisted of four virtual
cores and one virtual disk, for a total of 8,412 virtual cores and 2,103
virtual disks. The new record surpassed the previous record of 1.4TB. The new
record is also almost three times the amount of data processed by the previous
Hadoop MinuteSort record which was 578 GB.

“The record is significant because it represents a total efficiency
improvement executed in a cloud environment,” said Jack Norris, VP of
marketing, MapR Technologies. “In an era where information is increasing by
tremendous leaps, being able to quickly scale to meet data growth with high
performance makes business analytics a reality in situations previously

While the previous MinuteSort record was achieved with custom hardware, MapR
set the record using commercially available Google Compute Engine, Hadoop
MapReduce and the MapR Distribution. Google Compute Engine is currently in
Limited Preview but will soon be available so any business or developer can
benefit from the scale, performance and value of Google'sinfrastructure.

For more detail on MapR’s use of Google Compute Engine and Hadoop MapReduce to
set the MinuteSort record, visit the MapR blog.

About MapR Technologies

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making managing and analyzing Big Data
a reality for more business users. The award-winning MapR Distribution brings
unprecedented dependability, speed and ease-of-use to Hadoop. Combined with
data protection and business continuity, MapR enables customers to harness the
power of Big Data analytics. Leading companies including Amazon, Cisco, EMC
and Google partner with MapR to deliver an enterprise-grade Hadoop solution.
Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures.
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