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Saravanan Ramaraj
Real User
Solution Architect at MIMOS Berhad
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* It's the one and only complete open source big data platform * Ambari-managed admin configuration for HDFS, YARN, Hive, HBase, etc. * Customized dashboards * Web-based… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Maintenance of our own data lake in the enterprise-level * Storage and analysis of server logs * Applying Operational Intelligence in the enterprise-level based on the… more»

What needs improvement?

* Rolling upgrade * Disaster recovery features such as mirroring should be supported

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

Completely use the community edition along with other features that can be implemented on top.

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

No previous solution was in place.

What other advice do I have?

Study, analyze, and compare with other big data platforms features according to your requirements before choosing the appropriate one.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other solutions were looked at.
Real User
CTO at a tech services company
Apr 16 2016

What is most valuable?

It has a powerful, user-friendly interface called Ambari which allowed us to administrate our cluster easily.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to performa data lake implementation to handle/treat huge amounts of data, or what we call the "terrible bytes”.

What needs improvement?

Integrate a complete hive web client (Ambari views), like Hue Today, in the next release.

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

Hadoop/Cloudera is still much cheaper than Oracle's RDBM system, if you want to handle a huge amount of data and make complex analytics. It's 40,000€ for 10 Hadoop nodes vs 1.7 million Euros for an… more»

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

We have installed our first cluster using native Apache repositories.

What other advice do I have?

In short, I recommend this product simply because Hortonworks is the only distribution that runs on Linux and Windows Servers.

What is Hortonworks Data Platform?

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.
Also known as
Hortonworks, HDP
Hortonworks Data Platform customers
Mayo Clinic, Symantec, Progressive Insurance, Noble Energy, Cardinal Health, Rogers, Mercy, Neustar, TRUECar, T-Mobile
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