MapR Version 3.x End of Maintenance Effective February 29, 2016

Blog Post created by wade on Jan 26, 2016

MapR announces the end of maintenance for 3.x versions of the MapR Hadoop Distribution, effective Feb 29th, 2016. Customers should upgrade to a more recent release.


Why is MapR ending support for this Version?


MapR will, from time to time, have products that reach the end of their product lifecycle. An End of Maintenance matrix is published on the MapR website: http://doc.mapr.com/display/MapR/OS+Support+Matrix.


After an end of maintenance, MapR will stop supporting the particular version including, maintenance updates, bug fixes, triage of issues and emergency patches. MapR will continue to assist customers with valid contracts in upgrade related activities. It includes all client versions of 3.x on all operating systems including the hadoop ecosystem components running on 3.x clusters.


Products affected:


  • MapR Community Edition (also known as MapR M3)
  • MapR Enterprise Edition (also known as MapR M5)
  • MapR Enterprise Database Edition (also known as MapR M7)

End of Sale Product Version

Release Date

End of Maintenance Date

Recommended version


September 2013

February 29th, 2016

5.0 or later


October 2013

February 29th, 2016

5.0 or later


July 2014

February 29th, 2016

5.0 or later


July 2014

February 29th, 2016

5.0 or later


October 2014

February 29th, 2016

5.0 or later


Upgrade Assistance


Detailed upgrade procedures to supported versions can be found in MapR Upgrade Guide at http://doc.mapr.com/display/MapR/Upgrade+Guide. MapR’s Professional Services team can also assist with the upgrade process as needed. Please contact your account team to figure out the right approach that enables a smooth upgrade of the cluster to supported versions.


Definition of Terms


End of Maintenance Date -  This is the last date a particular release will be supported. This includes any issue triage, maintenance updates, bug fixes and emergency patch support. Customers with valid license/support contracts can continue to contact MapR support for upgrade related activities.


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