MapR Reference Architecture Makes Big Data Practical

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http://www.thevarguy.com – The world of Big Data continues to mature, a fact made clear this week with the release of a formal reference architecture for Big Data developed by MapR and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ). The architecture, described in a white paper released on HP’s website, promises to help make it easier for organizations to conceptualize, plan and deploy the software and hardware components needed to build next-generation data infrastructure. MapR, a relatively young and privately held company that distributes value-added implementations of the open source Apache Hadoop platform for Big Data, has forge (IT news)