Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop Review

It automates the installation and configuration of Hadoop, but it should not provide generic logs for failed installations.


What is most valuable?

It automates the installation and configuration of Hadoop and different Big Data services.

What needs improvement?

We're currently trying to perform a failed installation and it's little bit difficult. It should restart the installation where it left off.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

  • In some cases, logs are clear about failed services.
  • While deploying in some failed steps it should not provide generic logs.

How are customer service and technical support?

7/10 - they have forums where they will answer your query within a day.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Hortonworks and changed because Cloudera is simpler and more interactive.

How was the initial setup?

It was very straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house. They have good technical support to help with implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We use the free version, and they provide everything we need.

What other advice do I have?

Implement the free version as it provides enough services. If you want a backup service, or any extra service, then you can implement the enterprise version.

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