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MapR delivers persistent storage for containers

Thor Olavsrud | Feb. 13, 2017
With its Converged Data Platform for Docker, MapR Technologies has unlocked persistent storage for containers, offering state access to files, database tables and message streams from any location.

"We have hundreds of people using this platform to perform advanced analytics," he says. "We needed a platform that was going to scale and be able to satisfy those needs."

"If you're building a big cluster like ours — we have hundreds of nodes — you want to utilize all your resources as much as possible. The old way of doing that was statically partitioning out all your applications. You wouldn't have all the applications running on the same node."

With containers, Paulke says Quantium is able to replicate data across the cluster, spinning up containerized applications anywhere on the cluster with immediate access to the data they need to operate.

"We are using containers with the MapR Platform across all our applications to drive agility in a fast development environment," he says. "The ability to change direction rapidly for testing new software or deploying an application is a key advantage for us."

 

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