MapR shows off enterprise-grade Spark distribution

At Spark Summit in San Francisco, Calif., yesterday, Hadoop distribution vendor MapR Technologies announced a new enterprise-grade Apache Spark distribution. The new distribution, available now in both MapR Converged Community Edition and MapR Converged Enterprise Edition, includes the complete Spark stack, patented features from MapR and key open source projects that complement Spark. [ Related: MapR delivers support for containers, security ] “We’ve built this new distribution to make it easier for customers that leverage the power of Spark for their big data initiatives,” Anoop Dawar, vice president, Product Management, MapR Technologies, said in a statement yesterday. “We’ve seen significant growth of customers deploying Spark as their primary compute engine. We believe this gives our customers a converged compute and storage engine for batch, analytics and real-time processing that helps…


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