MapR and Hadoop
MapR allows you to do more with Hadoop by combining Apache Hadoop with architectural innovations focused on operational excellence in the data center. MapR is the only distribution that is built from the ground up for business-critical production applications.
MapR is a complete distribution for Apache Hadoop that packages more than a dozen projects from the Hadoop ecosystem to provide a broad set of Big Data capabilities for the user. Projects such as Apache HBase, Hive, Pig, Mahout, Flume, Avro, Sqoop, Oozie and Whirr are included along with non-Apache projects such as Cascading and Impala.
MapR supports these Apache projects on an advanced technology platform that not only provides enterprise-grade features such as high availability, disaster recovery, security, and full data protection but also allows Hadoop to be easily accessed as traditional network attached storage (NAS) with read-write capabilities.