Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop Review

It provides the ability to update configuration through the UI. I think licensing by size of data managed would be a useful improvement.

Valuable Features

The features most valuable to me are--

  • Installation (very easy initial setup)
  • Configuration
  • Ability to update configuration through UI

Improvements to My Organization

It made Hadoop easy to use and made it easy to get started.

Room for Improvement

The licensing was by node. I think licensing by size of data managed would be a useful improvement.

Use of Solution

I used Cloudera Manager to evaluate Hadoop and HBase for one year.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's excellent.

Technical Support:

It's excellent.

Initial Setup

It was very easy.

Implementation Team

It was implemented in-house.

Other Solutions Considered

We compared it to Amazon EMR but found Cloudera Manager to be more functional.

Other Advice

It's a great product and must be evaluated if you are planning to use Hadoop..

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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