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"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.""The search function is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""Provides a viable open-source solution for enterprise implementations and reliable, intelligent data analysis.""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.""In terms of scalability, if you have enough hardware you can scale out. Scalability doesn't have any issues.""The most valuable feature is Impala, the querying engine, which is very fast.""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 Kubernetes."

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"This solution is working for both VTL and tape.""We are satisfied with the technical support, we have no issues.""The most valuable feature is the backup capability."

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Cons
"I would like to see an improvement in how the solution helps me to handle the whole cluster.""The user infrastructure and user interface needs to be improved, as well as the performance. The GUI needs to be better.""The solution does not support multiple languages very well and this means users need to create work-arounds to implement some solutions.""We experienced many issues when we started working with Hadoop 3.0 in the Cloudera 6.0 version, so there is a lot of things that need to improve.""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 managing it.""There is a maximum of a one-gigabyte block size, which is an area of storage that can be improved upon.""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.""The price of this solution could be lowered."

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"This solution is no longer managing tapes correctly.""SMB storage and HPC is not compatible and it should be supported by IBM Spectrum Computing.""We have not been able to use deduplication."

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

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Top Answer: There are better solutions out there that have more features than this one.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the backup capability.
Top Answer: We are not fully satisfied with this product at the moment because we are having issues with reliability. We have not been able to use deduplication. I cannot use any protocol other than VTL. We have… more »
Top Answer: We use this product to back up our data.
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out of 22 in Hadoop
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7.3
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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.

IBM Spectrum Computing uses intelligent workload and policy-driven resource management to optimize resources across the data center, on premises and in the cloud. Now up to 150X faster and scalable to over 160,000 cores, IBM provides you with the latest advances in software-defined infrastructure to help you unleash the power of your distributed mission-critical high performance computing (HPC), analytics and big data applications as well as a new generation open source frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark.

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Financial Services Firm43%
Computer Software Company21%
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Government7%
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Midsize Enterprise22%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. IBM Spectrum Computing and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is ranked 2nd in Hadoop with 12 reviews while IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 9th in Hadoop with 3 reviews. Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is rated 7.6, while IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop writes "Open-source solution for intelligent data management and analysis". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Computing writes "Provides stable backup for our databases and has good technical support ". Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is most compared with Amazon EMR, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Apache Spark, MongoDB and Neo4j, whereas IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Red Hat CloudForms and HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric. See our Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. IBM Spectrum Computing report.

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