MapR Platform Now Available on Amazon Elastic MapReduce

MapR M7 is now available on Amazon Elastic MapReduce, Fruit of the Loom implements a Teradata Data Warehouse, and HP updates its ArcSight Security Analytics portfolio using big data to protect critical information and mitigate risk.

MapR M7 big data platform available on Amazon EMR. MapR Technologies announced MapR M7, a Big Data platform for NoSQL and Apache Hadoop applications, now available through Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR). MapR M7 provides ease of use, dependability and greater performance for NoSQL and Hadoop. Amazon EMR makes it easy and cost-effective to deploy and operate elastic Hadoop clusters on AWS. M7 can run on SSD-backed high I/O instances and is able to scale to thousands of nodes per cluster. Benchmark tests of M7 running on AWS High Storage instances have shown it delivering consistent performance of over 100,000 operations per second per node. MapR M7 joins M3 and M5 editions as available through Amazon EMR. “MapR’s latest technology accomplishment with the availability of the MapR M7 Distribution is providing ground breaking capabilities for Apache HBase applications to enhance Big Data operations,” said John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder, MapR Technologies. “Customers that want added flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness in the cloud can gain further benefits from MapR’s technology via AWS.”

Fruit of the Loom selects Teradata.  As a fundamental part of its analytics strategy Fruit of the Loom is implementing a Teradata Warehouse from Teradata (TDC). Claraview, Teradata’s business intelligence and analytics division, is playing a vital role in migrating data to the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance, laying the foundation for an integrated data warehouse. “The Teradata manufacturing LDM, data integration roadmap and operational mentoring we are providing will be instrumental in assisting Fruit of the Loom reach the next stages of its quest to become an organization capable of adapting to a changing, competitive environment,” said Keith Henry, vice president, global industry marketing and solutions for manufacturing, Teradata. “Strong and competitive companies like Fruit of the Loom have embraced the benefits of driving their business on data analytics.”

HP uses big data for unified security analytics.  HP (HPQ) announced updates to its HP ArcSight portfolio, offering enterprises unified security analytics for big data with expanded identity monitoring to accelerate the detection of persistent threats. Security solution updates include ArcSight Threat Detector 2.0 with out-of-the-box threat profiles and threat profile intelligence, ArcSight Threat Response Manager 5.5 with cloud-ready, closed-loop capabilities for accelerated threat detection and response, and ArcSight IdentityView 2.5. With the latest ArcSight Threat Detector, HP has added out-of-the-box pattern profiles that use heuristic analysis on common areas of threat such as browsing patterns, distributed attack detection, early-stage attack detection and activity profiling. “Adversaries only need to get it right once to invoke serious damage on an organization’s private data, ability to provide critical service or corporate reputation,” said Haiyan Song, vice president and general manager, ArcSight, Enterprise Security Products, HP. “With solutions designed to enhance threat detection through improved security analytics for big data, HP enables customers to quickly identify potential attackers and take action proactively to minimize business impact and prevent  disruption to critical client services.”

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