Mr. MapR: A Xoogler

January 8, 2012

Wired Enterprise gives us a glimpse into MapR, a new distribution for Apache Hadoop, in “Ex-Google Man Sells Search Genius to Rest of World.” The ex-Googler in this case is M.C. Srivas, who was so impressed with Google’s MapReduce platform that he decided to spread its concepts to the outside world. Writer Cade Metz explains,

In the summer of 2009, [Srivas] left the company to found a startup that takes the ideas behind Google’s top-secret infrastructure and delivers them to the average business. The company is called MapR, after Google’s MapReduce, and like so many other companies, Srivas and crew are selling a product based on Hadoop, an open source incarnation of Google’s GFS and MapReduce platforms.

Srivas had the chance to get in on the ground floor of Cloudera, but he was unhappy with that project’s emphasis on support, services, and software add-ons. Instead, he wanted to directly address the core problems with the Hadoop platform. Shortly thereafter, MapR was born.

The article details some of the Hadoop hitches that MapR is addressing. We admire the drive to get to the root of the problems, rather than surrender to the temptation of shortcuts.

Cynthia Murrell, January 8, 2012

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