Other Hadoop Distributions
Newcomer MapR Technologies released a distributed file system and MapReduce engine, the MapRDistribution for Apache Hadoop. It also partnered with storage and security giant EMC to provide another enterprise Hadoop package for that company's customers. Another vendor, Platform Computing, launched support for the Hadoop MapReduce application programming interface in its Symphony software. And Silicon Graphics International offers Hadoopoptimized solutions based on the SGI Rackable and CloudRack server lines with implementation services.
Announced Aug. 4, the latest Hadoop edition is a Dell/Cloudera for Apache Hadoop configuration. This consists of Hadoop, Cloudera Enterprise interface, Dell Crowbar software, and a Dell PowerEdge C2100 server and PowerConnect 6248 48-port Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switch. Joint service and support and a deployment guide are included.
Alternatives Coming to the Fore