Hortonworks Data Platform Review

It is improving rapidly, but like other flavors of Hadoop there is room for improvement.


What is most valuable?

  • Ambari
  • Hive
  • Sqoop
  • Flume
  • Spark

How has it helped my organization?

The Hadoop value proposition is in expanded functionality, linear scalability, and reduced software and infrastructure costs. Hadoop offers several generic frameworks for batch, real-time, and iterative processing, such as map-reduce, spark, and spark streaming. Additionally, these frameworks provide libraries for predictive analytics and machine learning. This type of expanded functionality is not easily achieved on any other single platform.

What needs improvement?

File system to provide indexed access to individual records with in-place update/delete. Also, Security integration through a common interface for authentication, authorization, disk encryption, network encryption, data access layer, data masking, etc.

Hadoop, does not provide improved performance, compared to traditional RDBMS, unless processing batches in the TB-PB range, or if the Hadoop platform has significantly more resources available.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have implemented various flavors of Hadoop over the past five years, including platform configuration and application development.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Deployment is improving rapidly, but like other flavors of Hadoop there are always issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is improving rapidly, but like other flavors of Hadoop there are always issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

5/10 - Responsive, but like all flavors of Hadoop, there are too many tickets to be reasonably triaged and supported.

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

I have implemented various flavors of Hadoop such as Hortonworks and Cloudera over the past five years, including platform configuration and application development.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward once you know what you’re doing.

What about the implementation team?

I work for a vendor team.

What was our ROI?

ROI is one of the main reasons organization pursue Hadoop. Cost per TB is a compelling factor.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Hadoop is complex. It takes a dedicated approach from individuals with a broad range of technology skills and commitment to overcome challenges that do not normally present themselves in well-established technologies.

What other advice do I have?

Hadoop is complex. It takes a dedicated approach from individuals with a broad range of technology skills and commitment to overcome challenges that do not normally present themselves in well-established technologies.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're partners.
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