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Pros
"I don't see any performance issues.""The product as a whole is good.""We also really like the Cloudera community. You can have any question and will have your answer within a few hours.""The most valuable feature is Impala, the querying engine, which is very fast.""The main advantage is the storage is less expensive.""The most valuable feature is Kubernetes.""CDH has a wide variety of proprietary tools that we use, like Impala. So from that perspective, it's quite useful as opposed to something open-source. We get a lot of value from Cloudera's proprietary tools."

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"Hortonworks should not be expensive at all to those looking into using it.""The data platform is pretty neat. The workflow is also really good.""The scalability is the key reason why we are on this platform."

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Cons
"There are better solutions out there that have more features than this one.""Without the big data environment, we cannot store all of this data live. We have billions of records and terabytes of storage to be used. It's not an option actually for us to have a big data environment.""It could be faster and more user-friendly.""The price of this solution could be lowered.""It would be useful if Cloudera had more tools like SQL Engines that offer the traditional relational database. We have to do a lot of work preparing the data outside Cloudera before getting it into the platform.""There is a maximum of a one-gigabyte block size, which is an area of storage that can be improved upon.""Currently, we are using many other tools such as Spark and Blade Job to improve the performance."

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"The version control of the software is also an issue.""It would also be nice if there were less coding involved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price could be better for the product.""When comparing with Oracle Sybase and SQL, it's cheaper. It's not expensive."

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"It is priced well and it is affordable"

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: There are better solutions out there that have more features than this one.
Top Answer: The data platform is pretty neat. The workflow is also really good.
Top Answer: The NiFi platform could be enhanced. This refers to the data ingestion in a workflow. It would also be nice if there was less coding involved.
Top Answer: We use this solution for the hospitality industry.
Ranking
2nd
out of 22 in Hadoop
Views
4,579
Comparisons
3,228
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
354
Rating
7.4
4th
out of 22 in Hadoop
Views
1,699
Comparisons
1,078
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
348
Rating
8.5
Comparisons
Also Known As
Hortonworks, HDP
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Overview
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.
Hortonworks is a leading innovator in the industry, creating, distributing and supporting enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications. Our mission is to manage the world's data. We have a single-minded focus on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, NiFi, and Spark. We along with our 1600+ partners provide the expertise, training and services that allow our customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business. Our connected data platforms powers modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. We are Powering the Future of Data.
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Sample Customers
37signals, Adconion,adgooroo, Aggregate Knowledge, AMD, Apollo Group, Blackberry, Box, BT, CSC
Mayo Clinic, Symantec, Progressive Insurance, Noble Energy, Cardinal Health, Rogers, Mercy, Neustar, TRUECar, T-Mobile
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Computer Software Company20%
Marketing Services Firm13%
Insurance Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise55%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise52%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. Hortonworks Data Platform and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is ranked 2nd in Hadoop with 7 reviews while Hortonworks Data Platform is ranked 4th in Hadoop with 2 reviews. Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is rated 7.4, while Hortonworks Data Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop writes "Performs well and the technical support is helpful, but the upgrade process needs to be consolidated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hortonworks Data Platform writes "A modeling and analysis data platform that is inexpensive and stable". Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is most compared with HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Amazon EMR, Apache Spark, SAP HANA and SingleStore DB, whereas Hortonworks Data Platform is most compared with HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Amazon EMR, Cloudera DataFlow, Apache Spark and BlueData. See our Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. Hortonworks Data Platform report.

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