MapR Technologies, Inc. has announced the MapR Orbit Cloud Suite. Offering a comprehensive set of cloud computing capabilities for the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR Orbit enables organizations to build data fabrics for the first time that manage data across one or more clouds, hybrid clouds, or to the edge. It also includes advanced features specifically useful to cloud builders and cloud service providers.

Organizations today are looking to take advantage of the economics and business agility that the cloud promises but are encountering several challenges such as the “component” approach to building applications that draws on multiple services which has led to a crisis of complexity for companies, and the incompatibility between cloud providers which creates lock-in. Additional challenges include the inability of cloud services to fully reach the edge resulting in data silos and the ongoing balance of in-country cloud requirements with geographically distributed data and applications. 

MapR is addressing these cloud challenges with the new MapR Orbit Cloud Suite. Optimizing the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR Orbit simplifies analytics and application deployment across clouds and takes advantage of business agility and cloud-scale economics such as object tiering.

“In addition to being a global cloud IaaS provider, Outscale offers the entire MapR Converged Data Platform to provide fast access to data stored in files, databases and event streams for performing real-time analysis on business critical, operational applications,” said Rob Rosborough, CEO, Outscale Inc. “Whether a business seeks to deploy MapR as a Service or stand up a business continuity solution, Outscale can deliver a public, hybrid or private Cloud solution through our network of global data centers. Many of our customers already benefit from existing multi-tenancy capabilities provided by MapR. We look forward to leveraging future innovations from MapR in this area and others, as they become available.”

The new MapR Orbit Cloud Suite is designed to address complexities for a variety of cloud use cases, including the following four major use cases:

Cloud-Native Data Management and Object Tiering to Public Cloud: MapR Orbit includes new product capabilities and offerings for companies looking to deploy MapR in a public cloud like AWS or Azure.

  • Object tiering for the automatic, secure archiving of data to cloud object stores based on “data temperature,” while keeping the metadata in the MapR global namespace so that it is available for any application, anywhere.

    - Cloud-native cluster management for seamless operations of MapR in the cloud, including installation and cluster scaling. Uniquely customizable to support any cloud architecture, capability, or provisioning framework.

    - Integrations with major cloud object storage systems, including AWS S3, Azure Blob Store, OpenStack Swift, and Google Cloud Storage simplify the movement of data between the MapR platform and native cloud stores.

Build Multi-Cloud/Hybrid Data Fabrics: MapR Orbit also includes rich capabilities for synchronizing data between different cloud providers or between on-premises installations and the cloud. These features let customers build distributed, global applications and data fabrics for analytics, operations, and streaming.

Seamless Bridge to the Edge

: Edge-to-Cloud file migration to automatically move files from MapR Edge to the cloud in real-time to power hybrid edge/cloud applications. MapR Orbit Cloud Suite includes capabilities for gathering and processing data close to the source, while moving and replicating this data to cloud or on-premises environments.

A Single Platform to Build Converged Clouds : MapR Orbit empowers companies building private clouds or regional public clouds to provide cross-cloudoperational, analytic, and streaming services to their own customers. Cloud-scale multi-tenancy allows cloud builders to provide converged data services to all end customers on a single shared platform, increasing resource utilization and simplifying operations. In addition, a plugin for Openstack Manila that allows the OpenStack cloud operating system to provision MapR file resources in a multi-tenant way, enabling MapR to be the file storage medium for private or public clouds.

“After speaking to numerous customers over the years it’s clear to me that the growth of data in the cloud has its challenges. MapR lays the foundation to remove the barriers to scale and is designed to enable companies bring their cloud strategies to reality,” said Tom Fisher, CTO, MapR Technologies. “With MapR Orbit Cloud Suite, data access across multiple clouds and cloud types as well as Edge Computing are simply treated as another seamless tier for analytics. The future is leveraging data, no matter where it is persisted, and its use, in real-time, for delivery through the next generations of applications.”