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Real User
BI Manager at Discovery Health
Jul 17 2019

What is most valuable?

We find CDSW useful and plan to use it as a one-stop application for model build and training. Currently, we use Zeppelin notebook and we want to gravitate to a single application for notebooks.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the opportunity to offer more options to our clients and create better solution models.

What needs improvement?

The Data Science Workbench doesn't support multiple languages. It needs to support multiple programming languages. We were trying to use Scalar and Python for some solutions we wanted to deploy, but… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not consider other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would say that the product as it currently is should rate at an eight out of ten. The reason that score is not higher is because of the workarounds that we have to do when it comes to certain models… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did consider other opportunities. Although we are quite comfortable with our current solution we may look at Hortonworks again, but that is not yet confirmed. We believe, from what we have read and… more»
Zjaen Coetzee
Real User
Data Management at BCX
Jul 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature that we've used quite intensively is Spark, in how it specifically can speed up some of the data to assist with processing.

What needs improvement?

The one thing that we struggled with predominately was support. Because it was relatively new, support was always a big issue and I think it's still a bit of an ongoing concern with the team currently… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is very competitive. It's not bad.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is our first solution. We tested a bunch of other technologies, but that was our first one and we're still using it.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the solution given that they've proven the business case and that they've proven the technology. We have found that if you don't use or address the right business code you end up… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We considered working with a few other companies, including IBM Bluemix.
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Doron Sela
Real User
DBA team manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The features I find most valuable is that the solution is that it is easy to install and to work with. It starts with the installation and from there on the management is very simple and centralized.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in how the solution helps me to handle the whole cluster. For example, when I'm going down to a specific tool, like Kafka, for example, the Cloudera manager doesn't really help me. Then I have to use Google with other Kafka knowledge and tools.

What other advice do I have?

I had a bad experience connecting the Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop cluster to my other resources in the company, like the active directory or firewall. I would like to see the outside environment to be easier to handle. I will rate this eight out of ten because the solution doesn't cover everything. It is a very complicated solution because it contains a lot of internal tools.
Sumit Chaudhuri
Consultant
Lead Consultant - Product Development at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 15 2019

What is most valuable?

Keeping multi copies of the file and tools of map reduce like PIG, HIVE due to their flexibility it is easy to develop the application with less or almost no knowledge of Java and Sql. And capability… more»

How has it helped my organization?

That is still in PUC stage, as I have mentioned our analyst used to do the actuarial on a spreadsheet but after Hadoop implementation they are getting confidence that now analysis is more appropriate… more»

What needs improvement?

As such in the product side, I don't have much to comment. But like other upcoming technologies like RPA, AI, GO etc they have ample training materials with variety of USE Cases, which users can… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No when we were heard of Hadoop, we tried on that only. I mean tried to migrate from spreadsheets to Hadoop.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not really.
Consultant
Senior Consultant & Training at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 17 2019

What is most valuable?

I like the combination of all the tools that allow me to provide solutions and enable me to solve the use cases I'm working on. You need tools or components to foresee everything, and they are all in our emails. Sometimes you try several of them, and sometimes one will work better than the other. So you have to test the tools to see what works for you.

What needs improvement?

We experienced many issues when we started working with Hadoop 3.0 in the Cloudera 6.0 version, so there are a lot of things that need to improve. I believe they are working on that.

What other advice do I have?

I will rate this solution a nine out of ten because nothing is ever perfect. You will always face problems, but I'm quite happy with Cloudera.
Real User
Project Coordinator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 17 2019

What do you think of Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for external storage.

What is most valuable?

The search function is the most valuable aspect of the solution.

What needs improvement?

The user infrastructure and user interface needs to be improved, as well as the performance. The GUI needs to be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for 1 year.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not previously use a different solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex, due to the user interface. We were doing a POC, so we're still doing the deployment.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution seven out of 10. There's tons of room for…

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Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is the world's most complete, tested, and popular distribution of Apache Hadoop and related projects. CDH is 100% Apache-licensed open source and is the only Hadoop solution to offer unified batch processing, interactive SQL, and interactive search, and role-based access controls. More enterprises have downloaded CDH than all other such distributions combined.
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