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Cloudera

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Cloudera Enterprise Core provides a single Hadoop storage and management platform that natively combines storage, processing and exploration for the enterprise.

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Cloudera review by Sean K.
Sean K.
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"Great Hadoop OS that has good support and stability"

What do you like best?

Cloudera is very versatile for multiple use cases to handle data. Works will as data storage and can be used as a work horse to crunch large amount of data for Analytics purposes.

Very happy with Cloudera and expanding our 17 node environment to 140 nodes.

What do you dislike?

Need to be experience to really know how to use the advanced features. Any tech savy engineer can learn this relatively quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product that meets our needs and also ended up being our Enterprise version used.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to store large amount of data that can be used to retain and also ability to process and derived data. While it is not a deep tool for one particular feature. It is very good for many different things.

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Cloudera review by Mario C.
Mario C.
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"Big Data made easy with Cloudera"

What do you like best?

Cloudera abstracts you from the need of really knowing the depths of a Hadoop cluster at the beginning of your analytics stage. It's simply very easy to deploy servers with HDFS already deployed and connected that will give you automatic support to run Hive or Pig queries.

What do you dislike?

Cloudera has very little things to not like it until it fails for some (usually) unknown reason. Crashes are not common but it's very annoying when it happens on a very long job. When we deal with distributed systems, however, failures are a very common thing so it lacks some better feedback of logs and error logs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Cloudera and Hortonworks are the products to start with if you don't really know absolutely everything that is involved in a Hadoop cluster. Cloudera is more popular and have been around lot of time but Hortonworks is also a good option. Cloudera certifications are valuable in the industry (althought Hortonworks are cheaper). It depends on your focus, if your prefer some more known and used product to start in a Big Data cluster and pretend to be certified, try one of the virtual machines that Cloudera offers to start playing with. If you simply want to learn a bit of "Big Data" things for yourself, maybe I'll give a try to Hortonworks as all it's architecture is also open to read and learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you want to deploy a relatively small cluster to execute batch processing that was taking days to hours, or some high speed queries that where taking hours to some minutes over a large set of data using a known SQL-like language like Hive is perfect.

What Big Data Processing and Distribution solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Cloudera review by User in Computer Software
User in Computer Software
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"An amazing Hadoop distribution with fantastic UI"

What do you like best?

I have been working on Cloudera Hadoop Distributions (CDH) since last two years. In this capacity, I have encountered many amazing features of CDH including but not limited to User Interface (UI) and Kerborse set up. Kerborse configuration through CDH UI is as easy as it can be. Not to mention that it does an amazing job of big data management and analytics.

What do you dislike?

CDH is comparatively slower than other distributions. In addition to that, it's setup and configuration can be often hard and confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you heard about this product, I would suggest you to give it a shot. It might be best thing that has ever happened to you.

It has great User friendly interface and search features if you are looking into configurations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been using CDH for HIVE, HDFS and HBASE majorly. With help of this distribution we were able to streamline our products including Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog (EIC) or Live Data Map and Intelligent Data Lake.

Cloudera review by Kushal R.
Kushal R.
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"Cloudera is a great hadoop environment"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and setup. You are easily able to diagnose problems with the cluster through the GUI. Spark integration as well as Hbase is great for our needs. Kafka integration has helped us test a new feature in application thereby increasing performance. All the metrics related to the environment really gives us an idea about our clusters health, thereby reducing surprises.

What do you dislike?

Couple of small setup that are very integrated to our old system were hard to figure out. A little bit more documentation is needed. SparkSQL is not fully supported and there is no way for us to upgrade an individual component our-self. The change on location of libraries from the given virtualbox image to the production environment caused small issues. It might be better if the VM was able to replicate the production environment as close as possible.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing large amounts of data and processing it in reasonable time frame. Being able to use our old code base with small changes to library as opposed to rewriting our entire code. Option of having mapreduce or YARN is great as our code does not work with YARN. Installing cloudera 5.4 reduces our time to deployment from 4 days to 1 which is great.

Cloudera review by Miguel N.
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"Experiencia satisfactoria"

What do you like best?

Permite integrar un gran numero de servicios de una forma facil

What do you dislike?

El soporte no es lo suficientemente bueno para un sistema como este

Recommendations to others considering the product

Primero probar con un entorno basico de hadoop añadiendo los distintos servicios de forma manual y realizando pruebas a nivel consola, una vez hecho esto empezar con cloudera añadiendo poco a pocos nuevos servicios y investigando todo su entorno con calma para sacarle el maximo partido.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tratamiento de datos a grande escala

Cloudera review by Anubhav A.
Anubhav A.
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"Cloudera is a great hadoop environment"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and setup. You are easily able to diagnose problems with the cluster through the GUI. Spark integration as well as Hbase is great for our needs. Kafka integration has helped us test a new feature in application thereby increasing performance. All the metrics related to the environment really gives us an idea about our clusters health, thereby reducing surprises.

What do you dislike?

Couple of small setup that are very integrated to our old system were hard to figure out. A little bit more documentation is needed. SparkSQL is not fully supported and there is no way for us to upgrade an individual component our-self. The change on location of libraries from the given virtualbox image to the production environment caused small issues. It might be better if the VM was able to replicate the production environment as close as possible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Storm integration, Support for SparkSQL and its newer components. Allowing users to upgrade individual components to match with opensource release. It may not be compatible but will give us users a chance to fix/learn in the meantime.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing large amounts of data and processing it in reasonable time frame. Being able to use our old code base with small changes to library as opposed to rewriting our entire code. Option of having mapreduce or YARN is great as our code does not work with YARN. Installing cloudera 5.4 reduces our time to deployment from 4 days to 1 which is great.

Cloudera review by Bharadwaj (Brad) C.
Bharadwaj (Brad) C.
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"Great Platform for HBase"

What do you like best?

1. Cloudera is one of the distribution platform for HBase/Hadoop.

2. You get the knowledge base of the top Hbase committers

3. Licensing fee is cheap (when compared to Hortonworks)

4. Easier installation

5. Good support teams to respond to your problems

What do you dislike?

1. Focussed mainly on HBase and not on the entire Hadoop ecosystem

2. Not a great support team on Hadoop in general

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want only HBase, then cloudera is the way to go. But if you are looking at a holistic view of Hadoop and utilizing other projects under Hadoop, then I would recommend Hortonworks because of their larger knowledge base (found it the hard way and now migrating from Cloudera to Hortonworks)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building Catalog and Analytics cluster for major retailers where we can provide customizable customer experience to all customers.

Cloudera review by Anson A.
Anson A.
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"CDH and CM"

What do you like best?

Installs hadoop across multiple servers easily.

can manage hadoop clusters with cloudera manager easily.

Cloudera management service is nice to view metrics per servers.

provide some useful tools (like impala).

What do you dislike?

certain functionalities (like rolling restart) requires enterprise edition

sometimes the symlinks created are multiple symlinks which make no sense

they take awhile longer to repackage newer versions of tools (like spark, parquet, etc...)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

managing hadoop clusters using CDH's version is easy.

Cloudera review by Guanqun S.
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"Effective in managing all hadoop services"

What do you like best?

It is effective in managing all hadoop services, configuring parameters, and monitoring the hadoop status in one place.

What do you dislike?

It is really hard to keep software up to date or allow users to install softwares by themselves.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Manage data pipeline for daily reporting and analytics tasks.

It helps us to organize our nightly data workflow and visualized the progress and resource used.

Cloudera review by User in Newspapers
User in Newspapers
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"I love Cloudera"

What do you like best?

Cloudera is the LEADING managed Hadoop platform. Previous organizations I've worked at have used Hortonworks or Pivotal, but Cloudera emerged as the leading stack. Their platform offers everything – Hadoop, HDFS, YARN, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Hbase, Oozie, Impala, Spark, Sqoop, and so much more. Their release cycle is pretty quick, and their developers and specialists are experts and contributors to the Apache open source projects. I love Cloudera. Take a look at their blog!

What do you dislike?

The release cycle for CDH is a bit slow, but it's a trade off for stability and security. For example, Spark runs out of the box as an app on YARN. But Spark's rapid release cycle fell into Cloudera's longer cycle, and we wound up with Spark 1.3 for months as 1.4 and 1.5 were released.

The training is a bit repetitive & shallow at times, and could go more in depth, especially with so many talented developers on staff.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a couple of data lakes that we migrated and built out on Cloudera. Primarily business intelligence and analytics.

Cloudera review by User in Telecommunications
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"Review for cloudera mainly for CCA 175"

What do you like best?

I’m using cloudera platform for CCA 175 Hadoop and Spark Developer certification preparation. Best thing is it fits in 8 gb ram machine. It includes almost all the hadoop eco systems.

What do you dislike?

The licensing cost. It much higher compared to Hortonworks. That’s why my employer AT&T is slightly migrating to Hortonworks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Big data: Data storage issues

Cloudera review by User in Computer Software
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"The easiest-to-use big data platform out there"

What do you like best?

Cloudera Manager. By far the best integrated system for administrating Hadoop clusters.

What do you dislike?

Having to deal with the installation of CSDs when adding parcels for new services (e.g. Kudu). It's very inconvenient and should be part of the parcel deployment process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work at a company that integrates with Cloudera Manager with other systems in dataflow pipelines. Using Cloudera is the easiest of the big data platforms that we use.

Cloudera review by Udita P.
Udita P.
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"Better than plain hadoop"

What do you like best?

It does make administrating and writing code in hadoop a lot easier.

What do you dislike?

A lot of extra configurations to do. Its not a con but I was confused as a beginner.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was using it for my thesis. It does help to administer hadoop lot better

Cloudera review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Good experience"

What do you like best?

Cloudera offers a lot of interesting features. Its really user friendly and let us solve complex business issues of organizing data. Also its a very secure platform where you can integrated security features and IT governance to functions.

What do you dislike?

I think for small business Cloudera its little bit expensive, when you realize the value, you can see that the price covers the benefits .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Platform connected with Amazon and the conection its really easy.

Analyzed information in order to get

Cloudera review by Anshorimuslim S.
Anshorimuslim S.
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"Clouder Easy Install"

What do you like best?

Easy to install, simple to configure. Dashboard and API Dashboard ease of use. A lot of services

What do you dislike?

Sometimes manager host needs a lot of RAM. Cloudera client sometimes not responsive

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes, its better than other vendor IMHO

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hadoop management made easy

Cloudera review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Higher Education
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Higher Education
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"Not very reliable but easy to use"

What do you like best?

The interface. It is simple and clean, the user can learn to navigate very easily. Plugins of impala and HIVE allow any SQL user to easily adapt

What do you dislike?

It cannot tell while execution that due to others it will not be able to compute the given task immediately.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Assure that you take enough S3 memory even for your Development and testing environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Database creation that in linked to an iPad app for AstraZeneca

Cloudera review by Executive Sponsor in Market Research
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"Feature rich and IT friendly"

What do you like best?

This software is very easy to deploy in the Enterprise

What do you dislike?

Mostly lower environment licensing model

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloudera enables us to solve for a comprehensive Big Data environment that is easy to deploy, monitor and use. Instead of troubleshooting software my company extracts value by using a product that takes big data architectural complexity out of the picture

Cloudera review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Great Enterprise Ready Hadoop Management Tool"

What do you like best?

The ability to monitor and manage numerous Hadoop clusters from one tool. An easy to learn and use REST API and Python client library. Easy to use graphical interface to manage the health of our clusters. Makes the install process on numerous nodes easy.

What do you dislike?

Lots of documentation that is easy to find if you know exactly the right version of what you are looking for. Lots of "knob" turning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The support is fantastic. The engineers are extremely helpful and ready to do it to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Massive amounts of data consumption. It is fairly easy to implement and understand how to manage a Hadoop cluster. Cloudera makes the management of a cluster much easier than installing and managing it with the pure Apache version.

Cloudera review by Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services
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"Possibility of manage a huge amount of data"

What do you like best?

The possibility of platform to manage more than 13 millions of message a day in 8 hours. Reliable without lose of information.

What do you dislike?

Maybe it is not cheap. Amazon cloud can offer better solution and cheaper. The price...The weak point

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good product5

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Big data management in cloud

Cloudera review by User in Telecommunications
User in Telecommunications
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"Review for Cloudera functionality"

What do you like best?

Impala's performance - see consistenly high performance compared to HiveQL; Cloudera Manager is easy to understand; provides complete Big Data applications stack on Hadoop HDFS

What do you dislike?

Very expensive support, does not see and visualization layer for data exploration; Would like to see some exploration and visualization layer on sampled data to make it more for analytics tool

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend but certainly look into Hortonworks as well at the time of evaluation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doing Big Data Analytics, Hadoop is a massive storage for our big data

Cloudera review by Nikhil P.
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"Cloudera on the up"

What do you like best?

- Deep bench of Cloudera experts in the market

- Open Source community support

- Good "freemium" model

- High profile users like Groupon & Klout

What do you dislike?

- Support services and management console are expensive when scaled up

Recommendations to others considering the product

While HortonWorks might have aggressive VCs backing them up Cloudera has a better customer base and learnings from Groupon & Klout are widely shared across the support community. Evaluate both by looking through the hype of Big Data against actual business needs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Proof of concept and self learning

Cloudera review by Executive Sponsor in Internet
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"Great manager for the Hadoop ecosystem"

What do you like best?

Great manager for the Hadoop ecosystem; Awesome performance

What do you dislike?

Lack of dockerization support and no plans to support

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Big Data Processing and Distribution

Cloudera review by Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Cloudera for Big data platforms"

What do you like best?

Increased performance and processing times

What do you dislike?

Dependency on Mappers.I am yet to explore to be able to thoroughly review.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Loading unstructured data leads to less processing time when a query is sunbmitted

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