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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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"Scalability seems good. I've never been even close to finding the limits. I've run a couple of notes of redundancy but I've never had any problems with scalability.""We haven't had any issues with stability.""It's easy to add and remove things in MongoDB. You can alter the tables. MongoDB is faster at reading, slower at writings.""We can define security rules at the database level or the cluster level to grant or deny access to particular users.""The community is great if you have problem.""MongoDB is extremely developer-friendly because when you are starting, there is very little time needed upfront in terms of planning.""I find the integration with other tools very easy.""The most valuable feature is the geometric information done with GeoJSON."

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"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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"More stable indexes would be helpful in a future release. That's been an issue for some time. I don't know if it's been fixed now but we transitioned to it because we needed a search index to be able to search for things and if that goes or starts disappearing, we have to move away from that solution. I don't know if they fixed it, last time I had this issue was three years ago so they might have solved it.""We find it difficult to incorporate MongoDB in some projects.""The transaction could use improvement. From MySQL, for example, you cannot create a transaction if you are reading and writing a document at the same time.""Data encryption is possible using third-party tools but they should have their own encryption capability built-in to this solution.""You need integration with other tools to run the query in MongoDB.""MongoDB should not be used for reporting, analytics, or number-crunching tasks.""Simplifying the aggregation framework would be an improvement.""There should be better integration with other databases."

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"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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"We are using the Community Edition of MongoDB.""It is rather expensive.""MongoDB is an open-source solution.""This is an open-source solution.""We use the open-source version, which is available to use free of charge.""I don't know, but I have heard from people who procure it that it is much cheaper than Oracle.""MongoDB is not expensive.""At the moment, all customers are using the community version."

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Top Answer: There are better solutions out there that have more features than this one.
Top Answer: The initial setup isn't really that complex.
Top Answer: The pricing is quite high and we don't appreciate the solution raising prices so much. I'm following up with the licensing, however, I don't have the exact figures right now. I mostly advise some… more »
Top Answer: If we want to perform some joins or some other types of transformation that are more advanced, in that case, we cannot use MongoDB. We need to use another solution. The solution needs to better… more »
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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.
Open source database alternative to relational databases. It simplifies development and is extremely scalable.
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37signals, Adconion,adgooroo, Aggregate Knowledge, AMD, Apollo Group, Blackberry, Box, BT, CSC
Facebook, MetLife, City of Chicago, Expedia, eBay, Google
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm43%
Computer Software Company21%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company7%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Financial Services Firm31%
Legal Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Outsourcing Company8%
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise56%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. MongoDB and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
501,151 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is ranked 2nd in NoSQL Databases with 12 reviews while MongoDB is ranked 1st in NoSQL Databases with 24 reviews. Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is rated 7.6, while MongoDB is rated 8.0. 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 MongoDB writes "Good security, highly-available when installed in a cluster, and no schema is needed to store data". Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is most compared with Amazon EMR, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Apache Spark, Cassandra and Hortonworks Data Platform, whereas MongoDB is most compared with InfluxDB, Scylla, Neo4j, Oracle NoSQL and Cassandra. See our Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. MongoDB report.

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