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August 17, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: Nimbula

Mountain View, CA – August 7, 2012 – Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, today introduced its elastic Hadoop solution with MapR Technologies, the provider of the open, enterprise-grade distribution for Apache Hadoop, to help customers get their Hadoop cluster running on a Nimbula Director-based cloud in minutes. The solution combines Nimbula Director with MapR’s Hadoop distribution and includes templates, recipes and verification tests for running Hadoop on Nimbula Director.

Nimbula Director, Nimbula’s private cloud platform, takes bare metal servers with local disks and turns them into a large multi-tenant pool of compute with a self-service provisioning interface enabling the repeated provisioning and deprovisioning of Hadoop and non-Hadoop workloads. The automation of the Hadoop services from MapR and the automation of the underlying instances from Nimbula work together to maintain a fully-functional and highly- available Hadoop cluster.

The elasticity and multi-tenancy of Nimbula Director complement the dependability and security of the MapR Hadoop Distribution, allowing clusters to grow and shrink over time and to be completely isolated from one another ‒ all on a single pool of infrastructure. Customers benefit from:

  • Rapid provisioning: Deploying Hadoop clusters in under 2 minutes
  • Self-service Hadoop: Launching their own Hadoop clusters on a private cloud without needing to requisition hardware
  • Highly available Hadoop: Operating their Hadoop clusters in a lights-out data center with automated re-provisioning of failed nodes and a no-NameNode architecture
  • Multi-tenant Hadoop: Sharing infrastructure between Hadoop clusters with complete permissions, network and resource isolation
  • Multi-purpose infrastructure: Sharing infrastructure between Hadoop and non-Hadoop workloads

“Nimbula is excited to be working with MapR to deliver the industry’s first turnkey Hadoop solution for private cloud,” said Jay Judkowitz, director of product marketing at Nimbula. “With this solution, customers can have the best of two worlds. They can have big data processing from Hadoop with private cloud’s ability to deliver low cost shared infrastructure that manages elastic demand between multiple tenants.”

The main use cases for elastic Hadoop include:

  • Development and testing of Hadoop based solutions
  • Multi-tenant Hadoop and resource sharing
  • Running Hadoop and non-Hadoop workloads on the same pool of hardware for solutions such as “follow the moon computing”

“MapR is always looking to bring its leading Hadoop technology to more environments to serve more customers and use cases,” said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing at MapR. “With the Nimbula elastic Hadoop solution, MapR has a streamlined and simplified way to deliver Hadoop onto private clouds. Nimbula’s private cloud, with its focus on security, multi-tenancy and high availability, made it a perfect target for MapR Hadoop deployment.”

Nimbula Director is available for free for deployment of up to 40 cores. Customers can download a packaged VM template and application definition, load it into their Nimbula Director cloud, launch it, use it as long as they need, and remove it once their jobs are completed. The complete solution can be downloaded from

About MapR Technologies

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making managing and analyzing Big Data a reality for more business users. The award-winning MapR Distribution brings unprecedented dependability, speed and ease-of-use to Hadoop. Combined with data protection and business continuity, MapR enables customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. Leading companies including Amazon, Cisco, EMC and Google partner with MapR to deliver an enterprise-grade Hadoop solution. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Nimbula

Founded by the team that developed the industry-leading Amazon EC2, Nimbula delivers a comprehensive cloud operating system that uniquely combines the scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today’s most advanced data centers. Nimbula was named one of the most promising startups in The Wall Street Journal and was dubbed “one of three cloud properties ready to burst” in Fortune. Nimbula is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit:


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