Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop Review

It has fairly matured tools like Cloudera Navigator and Cloudera Manager, but it is lacking Spark SQL support.


Valuable Features:

The features I find most valuable are--

  • Enterprise security features (authentication, authorization, data governance, and data protection)
  • Proactive support 
  • Training

Improvements to My Organization:

  • Providing robust infrastructure
  • Fairly matured tools like Cloudera Navigator, Cloudera Manager, etc. 
  • Professional support enabled us to provide great customer service
  • Our clients are able to perform proactive maintenance in an efficient manner

Room for Improvement:

Spark with R integration is missing. Also, it is lacking Spark SQL support.

Use of Solution:

I've used it for over eight months.

Deployment Issues:

We faced issues in deploying Azure with Cloudera. Our machine hard disks were getting corrupted whenever we used to get patches on weekends. Now these have been resolved.

Customer Service:

They offer excellent support.

Initial Setup:

It was complex because we were doing first time deployment of Cloudera on Azure. Also complexity was high due to lot of security features.

Implementation Team:

We are Big Data consultants, so we implement it.

Other Solutions Considered:

Cloudera is a leader in providing distributions for Hadoop so it was no brainer for us to decide.

Other Advice:

There were initial hiccups when deploying Cloudera on Azure but now this combo is working fine in production, so you can go for it.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5.4.4
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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