Some announcements from MapR about “MapR and Canonical bringing Hadoop Support to Ubuntu“:
First, MapR is partnering with Canonical, the organization behind the Ubuntu
operating system, to package and make available for download an integrated
offering of MapR Distibution with Ubuntu. The free MapR M3 Edition includes
HBase, Pig, Hive, Mahout, Cascading, Sqoop, Flume and other Hadoop support
tools. MapR is the only distribution that enables Linux applications and
commands to access data directly in the cluster via the NFS interface that
is available with all MapR Editions.
As far as I know, Apache Hadoop works just fine on Ubuntu. And there was already a partnership between Cloudera and Canonical to bring Hadoop to Ubuntu. So, I guess my title might be more accurate.
Original title and link: Hadoop and Canonical Bring MapR to Ubuntu ( ©myNoSQL)
Canonical, the company sponsoring Ubuntu, has announced a new round of partnership which also lists Riptano, the company offering Cassandra technical support, professional services, and training. The PR announcement can be found ☞ here.
While there aren’t any details on this partnership, I assume it works something like this: if you need professional services for running Cassandra on Ubuntu, then Canonical will direct you to Riptano. Which kind of makes sense considering Riptano is at this time the only company offering services for Cassandra.
Original title and link: Canonical and Riptano Partnering on Cassandra (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)
Separately, sources close to Canonical have told The Reg that the company is in talks with Cassandra and CouchDB on NoSQL, and start-up PuppetLabs for data-center automation and provisioning.
Canonical is targeting Hadoop and NoSQL – used by hyperscale providers like Yahoo! and Facebook – believing ordinary businesses are now ready to start use them for data processing and analytics.
Having in mind that both Hadoop and Cassandra are meant to be used in distributed systems, I’m wondering what exactly will Canonical offer by including these in Ubuntu? (note the secret sauce may be Puppet).