IBM Spectrum Computing Competitors and Alternatives

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MapR
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Real User
Founder at Chicago area Hadoop User Group (CHUG)
Mar 02 2018

What is most valuable?

MapR’s strength comes from their file system. Because they start with the raw disk, they are able to expose the storage through various APIs and have the ability to lockdown and secure the file system better than the Apache derivatives, which... more»

How has it helped my organization?

To be clear, all of the main three vendors are capable of supporting multiple big data use cases. Where they differ is going to be in terms of scalability, supported tools, and the stability of the tools. MapR has MapR-DB, which supports most... more»

What needs improvement?

All products have room for improvement. Because of MapR-FS, they have an incredible advantage in terms of stability, cross cluster replication, and extensibility to create products like MapR-DB (Binary and JSON tables) and MapR Streams. One... more»
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Real User
Vice President - Big Data and Delivery at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

* Cloudera Manager for administering the Hadoop cluster * Cloudera specific solutions like Impala * Extensive documentation * Good user community

How has it helped my organization?

Implementing a Hadoop cluster has become relatively straight-forward using CDH. Administering it is also less complex. As a result, efforts spent in these areas are less than anticipated.

What needs improvement?

* Some of the UI features seem confusing e.g. charts on the CM Services page * Sometimes it gets confusing to follow a single path for installation due to multiple recommended approaches e.g. parcels vs packages
Hortonworks
Hortonworks
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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 HDFS browser * SQL editor for Hive * Apache Phoenix - OLTP and... 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 analysis of various department units data * Semantic analysis based on... more»

What needs improvement?

* Rolling upgrade * Disaster recovery features such as mirroring should be supported
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Consultant
Big Data Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 25 2017

What do you think of Apache Spark?

Valuable Features The good performance. The nice graphical management console. The long list of ML algorithms. • Improvements to My Organization We are able to solve problems, e.g., reporting on big data, that we were not able to tackle in the past. • Room for Improvement Apache Spark provides very good performance The tuning phase is still tricky. • Use of Solution I've used it for 2 years. • Deployment Issues We didn't have an issue with the deployment. • Stability Issues In the past we deployed Spark 1.3 to use Spark SQL but unfortunately one of our queries failed because of a bug fixed in following releases. Then we moved to Spark 1.6 but still some queries were failing when run against huge datasets. Now we are using version 2.1: it is more stable, it...

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