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MapR announces its collaboration with Microsoft Azure

MapR to provide a scalable and agile Hadoop platform and NoSQL database for big and fast data applications

MapR Technologies to offer the MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop on Azure. Integration between MapR and Microsoft technologies enables organizations to optimally and efficiently use Hadoop on-demand, in the cloud.

MapR Distribution will allow the customers to deploy MapR directly from the Microsoft Azure Market place, transfer data between MapR and Microsoft SQL Server services within Azure and deploy MapR-DB, the MapR in-Hadoop NoSQL database, to support a wide variety of real-time use cases and deployment scenarios.

As part of the agreement, MapR will fully support deployment of its top-ranked NoSQL database, MapR-DB on Azure.

“Azure simplifies the on-ramp to the cloud and is the perfect match with our production-ready Hadoop Distribution,” said Steve Wooledge, vice president, product marketing, MapR Technologies. “Organizations use MapR to impact businessesas-it-happens’ through automated processes that shorten data-to-action cycles – and we are now extending that value to Azure’s customers.”

“Microsoft is committed to continuous innovation to make Azure the best cloud platform for running hyper-scale big data projects,” said T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, corporate vice president, Data Platform at Microsoft. “The collaboration between Microsoft and MapR combines MapR’s Hadoop Distribution with Microsoft Azure’s powerful platform so customers can use the Hadoop distribution of their choice with the cloud benefits of Azure. Customers will be able to deploy MapR in Azure with a few clicks for valuable business insights.”

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