SOURCE: RainStor


January 18, 2012 09:09 ET

RainStor Announces Partnership With MapR for High Performance Data Analytics on Hadoop at Lowest Operating Cost

Combines Leading Hadoop Capabilities With SQL Query and MapReduce Access to Multi-Structured Data for High Performance Results

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - RainStor, a provider of Big Data management software, today announced it has formed a partnership with MapR, distributor of the most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop. Combining MapR's unprecedented dependability, speed and ease-of-use Hadoop capabilities with RainStor's database running natively on the Hadoop cluster, enterprises can quickly harness the power of Hadoop for multi-structured data analysis -- at a lower cost.

"MapR has built unique enterprise-grade capabilities to provide availability and resilience -- a requirement enterprise IT groups simply demand," said Ramon Chen, VP Product Management, RainStor. "Additionally, a key differentiating capability is the ability to mount MapR's Hadoop environment through NFS which enables users to both write to and access the data set for fast analysis as well as streaming data in at network speed. Together with RainStor's unique compression capabilities, the entire cluster can run faster and therefore at much lower cost."

MapR leading and unique Hadoop capabilities include high availability, point-in-time recovery snapshots, mirroring, and a 2 to 5 times performance advantage. RainStor's database, running natively with MapR on the cluster, reduces cluster size by 50-80 percent driven by its massive data de-duplication and compression.

"I&O teams must prepare their business' storage architecture to enable both this new form of data and its analysis. As analytics become more granular, I&O teams need to ensure that data can be processed and analyzed in the most efficient manner. That means that scaling up and throwing more hardware at the capacity problem is no longer an option. Instead, a scale-out architecture is needed, one that comprises integrated infrastructure and intelligent management," wrote Vanessa Alvarez, analyst at Forrester Research.1*

RainStor also delivers SQL query access as well as MapReduce batch analytics capabilities, which contribute to faster and easier deployments for enterprises that have many skilled resources on staff who use the SQL standard daily.

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, enabling customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures.

About RainStor
RainStor provides Big Data management software. RainStor's database enables the world's largest companies to keep and access limitless amounts of data for as long as they want at the lowest cost. It features the highest level of compression on the market, together with high performance on-demand query and simplified management. RainStor runs natively on a variety of architectures and infrastructure including Hadoop. RainStor's leading partners include Amdocs, AdaptiveMobile, Dell, HP, Informatica, Qosmos and Teradata.

RainStor is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, USA and Gloucester, UK. For more information, visit Join the conversation at

1*Forrester Research, Big Data Needs More than Just Big Storage, September 30, 2011

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    Beth Winkowski
    MapR Technologies, Inc.
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