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Vice President - Big Data and Delivery at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

* Cloudera Manager for administering the Hadoop cluster * Cloudera specific solutions like Impala * Extensive documentation * Good user community

How has it helped my organization?

Implementing a Hadoop cluster has become relatively straight-forward using CDH. Administering it is also less complex. As a result, efforts spent in these areas are less than anticipated.

What needs improvement?

* Some of the UI features seem confusing e.g. charts on the CM Services page * Sometimes it gets confusing to follow a single path for installation due to multiple recommended approaches e.g. parcels… more»

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

Licensing price on per node basis for Cloudera seems to be pretty steep (based on the inputs we have received from Cloudera).

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

Cloudera is a prominent player in the Hadoop space and we did not have a need to adopt a different solution. However, we are also looking to work on Hadoop and MapR

What other advice do I have?

It is user friendly and installation is pretty straightforward. Cloudera Manager is a good tool to administer it. However, configuration for specific requirements is sometimes pretty complex. You… more»

What is Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop?

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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