MapR awarded additional patent for converged data platform

Staff writer
Telco Analytics Asia

MapR Technologies said it has been granted a patent (US9,501,483) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, related to technology advancements in architecting a modern data platform that reliably runs mission-critical applications.

This patent, in particular, covers the key technology underpinning components of the MapR Converged Data Platform including the multi-model NoSQL database (MapR-DB) and global streaming engine (MapR Streams).

“Strengthening our growing IP portfolio, this patent reinforces our commitment to allowing our customers to uniquely run both operational and analytical processing on a single platform,” said Matt Mills, CEO of MapR Technologies.

“Unlike Apache Hadoop or alternative big data technologies, the patented Converged Data Platform provides a unified and fast access layer to any type of data,” said Mills. “We enable companies to take advantage of next-generation applications, creating innovation and advancing their business through digital transformation.”

The key components of the patent claims include protection for file, table and stream processing for the following technology advances.

First is convergence, where fundamental integration of tables, files and streams into converged data platform. Second is fast processing with low latency, the ability to open tables without having to replay a log.

Third is high availability and strong consistency, providing continuous access and fast recovery while ensuring strong consistency. And fourth is security, keeping secure snapshots and mirrors of all kinds of persistent data such as files, tables and streams — to help avoid data loss even in extreme cases such as ransomware.

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