MapR provides a complete distribution for Apache Hadoop. MapR has integrated, tested and hardened a broad array of packages as part of this distribution Hive, Pig, Oozie, Sqoop, plus additional packages such as Cascading. We have spent over a two year well funded effort to provide deep architectural improvements to create the next generation distribution for Hadoop. MapR has made significant updates while providing a 100% compatible Hadoop for Apache distribution.This is in stark contrast with the alternative distributions from Cloudera, HortonWorks, Apache which are all equivalent.
With MapR Hadoop is Lights out Data Center ReadyMapR provides 5 99999’s of availability including support for rolling upgrades, self –healing and automated stateful failover. MapR is the only distribution that provides these capabilities, MapR also provides dependable data storage with full data protection and business continuity features. MapR provides point in time recovery to protect against application and user errors. There is end to end check summing so data corruption is automatically detected and corrected with MapR’s self healing capabilities. Mirroring across sites is fully supported.All these features support lights out data center operations. Every two weeks an administrator can take a MapR report and a shopping cart full of drives and replace failed drives.