What do you like best?
100% Open Source
Employs Commiters of Top Apache Projects(HDFS,YARN,HBase,Hive,Pig, etc)
Fully Focused on Hadoop Platform
Enterprise support cost is lower as compared to CDH(per node)
Integration of HBase with Phoenix
What do you dislike?
Monitoring in Ambari can be Improved.
Upgrades to HDP platform needs full shutdown of Hadoop Cluster.
Look and Feel of Ambari UI is Outdated.
Recommendations to others considering the product
HDP is a FULL stack Hadoop Platform. It is getting better by time. However, Ambari(Cluster Management Tool) needs some major features to come close to competition.
If i have to select a Hadoop Vendor. I would definitely evaluate HDP as one of potential option.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We are using Hadoop(HDP) to store and process our Data. Hadoop has enabled us to run our pipelines faster and perform data refresh more frequently. Our data processes have become more stable due to Fault-Tolerance of Hadoop.