Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop Review

It has enabled us to move BI out of our OLTP database and build a data warehouse, but although Spark under rapid development, it needs improvement.


What is most valuable?

  • Cloudera Manager
  • Impala
  • Sentry

How has it helped my organization?

It has enabled us to move BI out of our OLTP database and build a data warehouse.

What needs improvement?

Some areas are under rapid development, like Spark.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with the current version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with the current version.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with the current version.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's excellent.

Technical Support:

It's excellent.

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

We switched because Cloudera just works.

How was the initial setup?

Cloudera Manager greatly simplifies initial setup.

What about the implementation team?

In-house.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have clearly articulated, doable use cases before you start.


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

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