What is MapR-FS
MapR-FS is a POSIX file system that provides distributed, reliable, high performance, scalable, and full read/write data storage for the MapR Converged Data Platform (MCDP). MapR-FS includes important features for production deployments such as fast NFS access, access controls, and transparent data compression. In the MapR Converged Enterprise Edition, MapR-FS includes enterprise-grade features such as block-level mirroring for mission-critical disaster recovery as well as load balancing, and consistent snapshots for easy data recovery.
In addition to NFS access, MapR-FS fully supports the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) API, letting you use any Hadoop ecosystem project on MapR without any changes. MapR-FS completely replaces HDFS to let you handle many more workloads than what HDFS can support.
Learn more about the key features of MapR-FS:
Learn about how MapR volumes enable multi-tenancy, which allows distinct data sets, user group,s and applications to run in the same cluster while remaining separated.
MapR partners use MapR to best showcase the performance of their own products.
- Samsung boasts 10 GB/s write and 16 GB/s read speeds with MapR as the file system. Watch the video here.
- SAP blogged about MapR performance in their own tests. Read their blog here.
- Mellanox shows how their networking equipment makes MapR even faster. Read the whitepaper on their benchmark here.
- Google Compute Engine set the TeraSort record using MapR. Read an article on Wired.com about this feat.