Just one week after Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes became generally available (Amazon EKS), Big Data specialist MapR Technologies supports the service in its flagship data platform.
MapR joins a host other companies who have jumped on the Amazon EKS bandwagon quickly, including HashiCorp and Alcide, GoDaddy and Verizon, among others.
Amazon EKS assists organizations in the deployment, management, and scaling of containerized apps using the Kubernetes container orchestration technology on AWS cloud. The new GA service competes against offerings such as Azure Kubernetes Service on the Microsoft Azure cloud or the Kubernetes engine on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This is a good example of the growing popularity of open-source Kubernetes.
AWS claims that its managed service can be used for microservices and hybrid container deployments, batch processing and application migration.
MapR supports Big Data analytics in the field.
“MapR previously announced persistent container storage to enable the deployment stateful containerized apps,” the company stated in a statement today (June 14). MapR allows organizations to easily adopt and manage their data on-premises or on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and ensures end-to-end security. It also protects containerized applications with advanced replica, snapshots, mirrors and protection.
MapR AWS users can delete, create, and move containers around, while still being able to access the data regardless of where they are running. Data is distributed across cloud instances and availability zones without affecting container portability.
MapR offers several products in the AWS Marketplace.