Hortonworks DataFlow Competitors and Alternatives

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Tristan Bergh
Real User
Data Scientist at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Oct 27 2019

What is most valuable?

Immense ease in running very large scale analytics, with a convenient and slick UI. This saved us from having to tweak, tune, dive into deeper abstractions, get involved… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Databricks took care of all the underlying cluster management seamlessly. We could configure our clusters to run and deliver results without any delays due to hardware… more»

What needs improvement?

The product could be improved by offering an expansion of their visualization capabilities, which currently assists in development in their notebook environment. Perhaps a… more»

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

Set up a cluster in your cloud of choice, but Databricks' service might also be very competitive as their pricing units will be built in. Licensing on site I would counsel… more»

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

Previously I used Hive and Livy in Zeppelin on an in-house Hadoop installation. The queries constantly threw exceptions and timeouts and the necessary configuration… more»

What other advice do I have?

By investing in people skilled in data querying, Python coding, and even basic Data Science, a Databricks setup will reward the business. Once the Databricks data flows… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Hortonworks, Livy, and Zeppelin. These were unsuitable due to the unavailability of sufficiently skilled personnel.
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