StackIQ Releases Beta Version of Rocks+ Big Data

Jun 29, 2011, 08:56 ET from StackIQ

SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StackIQ today announced the immediate availability of a beta release of Rocks+ Big Data, the cluster automation solution for Apache Hadoop. By packaging their intelligent multi-server automation and management framework with a complete Hadoop software stack, StackIQ provides a single, modular distribution for spinning up scalable Hadoop clusters. Rocks+ Big Data provides all of the software needed to install and configure a Hadoop cluster from bare metal in a matter of hours.


The beta release supports selected open source Apache Hadoop distributions, including the one from MapR Technologies.

"We're delighted that StackIQ's Rocks+ Big Data cluster automation platform fully supports the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop," said John Schroeder, CEO and Co-founder of MapR Technologies. "Providing further automation to ease the deployment and provisioning of large clusters is essential as the rapid adoption of Hadoop continues to accelerate."

Organizations with large-scale computational needs for tasks such as data processing, analytics, genomic sequencing, financial analysis, imaging, and more will find a highly scalable applications solution with Rocks+ Big Data. The beta release is available today from

Related announcements today include:

MapR Announces Partner Program to Expand Use of Hadoop

About StackIQ

StackIQ (formerly "Clustercorp") is the world's leading provider of multi-server management systems for clusters and clouds. Based on open-source Rocks cluster software, StackIQ's Rocks+ product simplifies the installation and management of highly scalable cluster and cloud computing. StackIQ is located in La Jolla, California, adjacent to the University of California, San Diego, where the open-source Rocks Group was co-founded. To learn more visit

Rocks+ includes software developed by the Rocks Cluster Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego and its contributors. Rocks® is a registered trademark of the Regents of the University of California.

Lionel Gibbons