MapR Ties Kubernetes to Persistent Storage

MapR Technologies at the Strata Data Conference this week announced it is incorporating Kubernetes into the MapR Data Fabric developed to provide access to persistent storage for both monolithic and microservices-based applications. Jack Norris, senior vice president for data and applications at MapR, says theres been a sharp rise in interest in deploying microservices based on containers on top of Kubernetes clusters. MapR previously supported containers. But by adding support for Kubernetes the company is providing a layer of software that makes it easier for applications running on top of Kubernetes to access persistent storage via the MapR Data Fabric. The MapR Data Fabric also supplements Kubernetes by providing the means through which organizations can dynamically connect containers to data sources. It also provides the high availability mechanisms need to make sure data is always available.

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