In January 2011, ASF released the 1.0 version of Hadoop. The project, which is now more than six years old, is used by companies including Amazon Web Services, AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, foursquare, HP, LinkedIn, Netflix, The New York Times, Rackspace and Twitter. According to ASF, Yahoo is the biggest Hadoop user, with more than 42,000 nodes managed.
Technology providers Pentaho and Talend have entered into “alliance partnerships” with MapR to provide direct integration with MapR’s Distribution. MapR has also entered into a partnership with data warehouse and business intelligence firm Tableau Software to promote MapR’s Hadoop data connection options.
“These partnerships deliver a wide range of connectivity capabilities for Big Data analytics,” said Jack Norris, VP of marketing for MapR, in a prepared statement. “Customers benefit from the ability to easily integrate leading data warehousing and business intelligence platforms with Hadoop and the deep integration, dependability, ease of use and performance of the MapR Distribution.”
MapR is an enterprise software firm focused exclusively on Apache Hadoop. Last August it raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Redpoint Ventures.
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