Hortonworks Data Platform Review

It's increased the amount of data that we store from sensor data and weblogs, which gives us a greater scope of data to analyze. However, I'd like to see an increase in usability for Apache Storm.


What is most valuable?

The HDFS (Java-based file system) and Hive Utilities are proving to be most useful.

How has it helped my organization?

Hortonworks has allowed my organization to increase the amount of data that we regularly store from sensor data and weblogs, which in turn gives us a greater scope of data to analyze.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an increase in usability for the Apache Storm engine within the data platform.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using it for less than a year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

When initializing our cluster, we did not allocate enough space to our VAR partition and that ended up causing some issues with the networking to our onsite Tomcat server.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's fairly low customer service.

Technical Support:

It's fairly low technical support.

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

We started off with this product.

How was the initial setup?

Both straightforward and complex, everything was easy to set up, but a lot of the behind the scenes configuration changes for customization could be rather time consuming.

What about the implementation team?

We used an in-house team. My advice is to study hard and read all the documentation thoroughly before starting any implementation. It is paramount that one understands the system before implementing it.

What was our ROI?

Current ROI is none as we are still in the POC phase with most of our products.

What other advice do I have?

Be sure that the product is necessary for the situation.

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