Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop Review
It has good ease of use in terms of integration within the Hadoop ecosystem related products.


Valuable Features

Enterprise resource management, ease of use in terms of integration within the Hadoop ecosystem related products, and security.

Room for Improvement

Mainly they have to continuously evolve following the technology trends and replace or adapt part of their solutions accordingly.

Use of Solution

We've used it since October 2012.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Pretty responsive and reactive compared to their competitors in the field.

Initial Setup

It was extremely easy, and allowed less experienced personnel to get into the context pretty fast. Any difficulties/complexities faced were not related to the product itself rather than to the cluster infrastructure used.

Implementation Team

In our case it was an in-house team including data scientists and data engineers (management & QA as well). With the appropriate training and the support offered by the vendor, it is not that hard to implement a small to medium scale project solution. However, complexity and size varies significantly between projects; therefore, it really depends.

ROI

That is not easy to answer since Huawei has several divisions using the product in different ways. Again regarding pricing/licensing highly depends on the context and the aims of the given organization for instance the level of support they are going to need, the type of services they are going to provide, or even the business domain they are targeting.

Other Solutions Considered

There were two provider solutions that have been evaluated. However, the level of customer service and technical support from Cloudera was better than the first one, and the second solution licence pricing was higher compared to Cloudera’s pricing schema.

Other Advice

Cloudera is doing a great job in the field offering an enterprise ready data platform. Based on my experiences I would definitely recommend it.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We do have a partnership with Cloudera.

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