MapR Technologies and VMware Team Up to Deliver Apache Hadoop on VMware vSphere(R)

MapR Technologies and VMware Team Up to Deliver Apache Hadoop on VMware 
Collaboration Helps Customers Simplify Deployment and Operation of
the MapR Distribution for Hadoop on Virtual Infrastructure 
PALO ALTO, CA and SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 --  MapR
Technologies, Inc. and VMware today announced that MapR's
Distribution for Apache Hadoop is now certified for VMware
vSphere(R). Through the VMware Ready(TM) program, the two companies
conducted a detailed validation process, which now enables joint
customers to easily deploy and run the MapR Distribution for Hadoop
on VMware vSphere and receive commercial support.  
"MapR and VMware have worked closely to offer enterprises a
dependable, high-performing and easy- to-use Hadoop distribution to
help them gain insights from Big Data," said Fausto Ibarra, senior
director, Product Management, VMware. "As Hadoop technology continues
to evolve, customers are realizing the benefits of combining a Hadoop
distribution explicitly designed for enterprise-use cases, with a
powerful and flexible virtualization platform such as VMware
vSphere(R). Our joint efforts will help enterprises to accelerate
their adoption of Hadoop." 
Solving Big Data Challenges Using Hadoop on VMware vSphere
 The MapR
Distribution for Hadoop running on VMware vSphere enables enterprises
to use Hadoop to make better business decisions based on large data
sets, while achieving enhanced agility and greater control of IT
resources to utilize hardware more efficiently. By virtualizing the
MapR Distribution for Hadoop, IT departments can achieve the benefits
of running Hadoop in a pool of existing compute and storage
resources, and on one common platform such as VMware vSphere.
Enterprises are now capable of rapidly deploying new virtual Hadoop
clusters in minutes using Project Serengeti and VMware vSphere.  
"Customers look for enterprise-grade software when deploying
mission-critical applications in their datacenters," said Alan Geary,
senior director, Business Development, MapR Technologies. "The
combination of VMware vSphere(R), the world's most widely deployed
virtualization platform with MapR's unique high availability, and
business-continuity capabilities provides a Hadoop solution capable
of supporting mission-critical deployments." 
"While Hadoop started as an open-source technology, it is quickly
becoming a mission-critical enterprise technology that companies view
as a competitive advantage. The MapR Distribution for Hadoop on
VMware vSphere(R) naturally targets enterprises serious about running
Hadoop for mission-critical workloads," said Ben Woo, managing
director, Neuralytix. "MapR has consistently prided itself on
creating a reliable, fast and scalable big data distribution for
enterprise customers. This collaboration around deploying Hadoop on
VMware vSphere further reinforces that message." 
Quickly Deploy Apache Hadoop in Virtual Environments with Project
 In June 2012, VMware introduced Project Serengeti(TM), an
open-source project that helps enterprises quickly deploy, manage and
scale Apache Hadoop in virtual and cloud environments. VMware has
engaged the Apache Hadoop community, including MapR, to help
enterprises take advantage of VMware vSphere to deploy a highly
available Apache Hadoop cluster in minutes, including common Apache
Hadoop components like Apache HBase, Apache Hive and Apache Pig. The
latest release of Project Serengeti features support for MapR and
Apache HBase, among other updates. Together with MapR's scalable and
reliable Hadoop Distribution, VMware offers enterprises comprehensive
tools to deploy, run and manage Hadoop on VMware vSphere.  
Additional Resources  

--  Learn more about Hadoop on VMware vSphere
--  Connect with VMware on Twitter and Facebook
--  Learn more about Hadoop and Big Data at MapR
--  Connect with MapR on Twitter and Facebook

About MapR
 MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven,
enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of
mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings
unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to
Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified Big
Data platform. MapR is used across financial services, retail, media,
healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications and government
organizations as well as by leading Fortune 100 and Web 2.0
companies. Amazon, Cisco, EMC and Google are part of MapR's broad
partner ecosystem. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners,
Mayfield Fund, NEA, and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on
Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 
About VMware
 VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and
cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in
the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the
way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources
in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs.
With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 500,000
customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in
Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found
online at 
VMware, VMware Ready, vSphere and Serengeti are registered trademarks
or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other
jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be
trademarks of their respective organizations. The use of the word
"partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware and any other company. 
Eloy Ontiveros
Beth Winkowski
MapR Technologies, Inc.
(978) 649-7189 
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