ProfitBricks and MapR complete extensive benchmark testing for Hadoop within a virtualised data centre

Provides Organisations with cost effective performance without complexity for scalable Big Data projects

(PresseBox) ( Munich / Berlin, )
ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) specialist, and MapR Technologies, the Hadoop technology leader, have announced the successful completion of comprehensive Hadoop Benchmarking tests to compare the performance of physical hardware versus the ProfitBricks virtual data centre environment.

The test conducted in the ProfitBricks datacentre in Karlsruhe in Germany using Standard Hadoop Benchmark tests including DFSIO and Terrasort showed comparable results regardless of whether tasks were performed on dedicated physical servers or the virtual data centre hosted by ProfitBricks.

"We tested the ProfitBricks virtual data centre with 10 nodes using 6 cores per node and 48GB RAM in conjunction with the MapR M5 Distribution for Apache Hadoop. Over the testing period, we noticed no loss of performance when compared to similarly specified on-premise hardware configurations," said Christian Neundorf, Senior Systems Architect for MapR Technologies.

"We are proud to present this validation for the first virtual data centre that is able to provide the same levels of high performance and availability as a dedicated physical hardware environment," said Achim Weiss, CEO & CTO for ProfitBricks, "This benchmarking highlights the flexibility of the MapR Hadoop Distribution and gives confidence to organisations that need to deliver Big Data projects without the need for a substantial CAPEX investment or additional IT management capabilities within our 'on-demand' environment."

The ProfitBricks virtual data centre offers a simple configure and usage model making it possible to build flexible compute instances with scalable CPU, memory and disk resources. The ProfitBricks API allows customers to develop applications for automating management of virtual resources and the firm recently won the prestigious "Best in Cloud 2012" award from Computerwoche, one of Germany's leading computer magazines.

"Today, IT departments are still quite reluctant to run analytics jobs in the cloud as they think it will take longer than running it on-premise and as a consequence they won't be able to deliver solid SLAs to their users," says Weiss, "The ProfitBricks data centre is designed and operated to allow organisations to build environments that can scale capacity and performance without any limits - even for complex Hadoop and Big Data projects."

About MapR

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop, making Big Data management and analysis a reality for more business users. The award-winning MapR Distribution brings unprecedented dependability, speed, and ease-of-use to Hadoop. Providing unparalleled data protection and business continuity, MapR enables customers to harness the power of Big Data analytics. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures.
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