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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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"It has a very huge bandwidth and data transfer.""This solution is very fast.""If you want to scale with new processes and new reports, that's fairly easy.""The most value for us was in terms of using it to issue tenders online. We host our server, but it is open to the public, so clients who want to buy those tenders were able to go online, put their tender documents up, and we could evaluate them using SAP.""Integration is the most valuable feature we use SAP HANA for.""One feature I find very valuable, is the response time of the application on the database memory.""The functionality is of the solution is very good.""The data storage requirement is reduced from the original database to the HANA database."

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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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"The solution is very expensive, however. The pricing depends on the number of users and many other factors that affect licensing.""The inclusion of a well-performing Time Machine is vital.""In terms of improvement, the speed is not as good as we thought it would be. That is why we are trying different solutions that will be built with different technologies.""The interface is a little bit hard to customize. You almost have to consult the SAP original developer to change it.""FI, or the financial module of SAP, has room for improvement. It has to have some better localization for the Middle East, especially in regards to taxes and the letter of credit cycle. I would like to see better localization from the HCM.""If the developers were to enhance or improve the application logic while processing the transactions, that would be great.""The challenge right now is all databases are on S4 HANA architecture. You're running it for HANA, but not all the functionalities are available. If they can speed up getting all the databases on S4 HANA that would help.""I think that the pricing is high and it needs improvement."

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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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"People who are technical will accept the cost, but financially they will assess whether this solution will bring them revenue or not. People often ask, how will I profit when the cost is so high?""It is expensive, which isn't a problem for us because SAP HANA is processing the data so fast.""SAP HANA is an expensive product.""It is expensive.""Setup and licensing require planning and proper budgeting, as it is not cheap.""The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive.""The price of this product is good."

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Also Known As
SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
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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.

The SAP HANA® platform helps you reimagine business by combining a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. It enables real-time business by converging trans-actions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA untangles IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.

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Sample Customers
37signals, Adconion,adgooroo, Aggregate Knowledge, AMD, Apollo Group, Blackberry, Box, BT, CSC
Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm43%
Computer Software Company21%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company7%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Logistics Company10%
Consumer Goods Company10%
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company6%
Media Company5%
Company Size
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise53%
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Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is ranked 2nd in Hadoop with 12 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 1st in Embedded Database Software with 24 reviews. Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is rated 7.6, while SAP HANA 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 SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is most compared with Amazon EMR, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Apache Spark, MongoDB and Vertica, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, Apache Spark and SAP IQ.

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