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Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. Hortonworks Data Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is Impala, the querying engine, which is very fast.""The most valuable feature is Kubernetes.""The product as a whole is good.""The file system is a valuable feature.""We also really like the Cloudera community. You can have any question and will have your answer within a few hours.""The main advantage is the storage is less expensive.""CDH has a wide variety of proprietary tools that we use, like Impala. So from that perspective, it's quite useful as opposed to something open-source. We get a lot of value from Cloudera's proprietary tools.""The solution is reliable and stable, it fits our requirements."

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"Hortonworks should not be expensive at all to those looking into using it.""The scalability is the key reason why we are on this platform.""The data platform is pretty neat. The workflow is also really good."

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Cons
"Without the big data environment, we cannot store all of this data live. We have billions of records and terabytes of storage to be used. It's not an option actually for us to have a big data environment.""The initial setup of Cloudera is difficult.""It could be faster and more user-friendly.""Currently, we are using many other tools such as Spark and Blade Job to improve the performance.""The procedure for operations could be simplified.""There is a maximum of a one-gigabyte block size, which is an area of storage that can be improved upon.""The security of this solution could be improved. There should also be a way to basically have a blockchain enabled storage with the HDFS.""The price of this solution could be lowered."

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"The version control of the software is also an issue.""It would also be nice if there were less coding involved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "When comparing with Oracle Sybase and SQL, it's cheaper. It's not expensive."
  • "The price could be better for the product."
  • "I haven't bought a license for this solution. I'm only using the Apache license version."
  • "Cloudera requires a license to use."
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  • "It is priced well and it is affordable"
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The CDP I used was almost 2.5 years ago on-premise. I would rate it 8/10. I did not have much to compare against in those days and due to Cloud not accessible in my organisation. But, definitely CDP… more »
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    CDH has a wide variety of proprietary tools that we use, like Impala. So from that perspective, it's quite useful as opposed to something open-source. We get a lot of value from Cloudera's proprietary… more »
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    We do not pay for licensing because our customers forward it, so there is no need to purchase the license for the project.
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    The data platform is pretty neat. The workflow is also really good.
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    The NiFi platform could be enhanced. This refers to the data ingestion in a workflow. It would also be nice if there was less coding involved.
    Top Answer: 
    We use this solution for the hospitality industry.
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    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
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    Also Known As
    Hortonworks, HDP
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    Overview
    Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is the world's most complete, tested, and popular distribution of Apache Hadoop and related projects. CDH is 100% Apache-licensed open source and is the only Hadoop solution to offer unified batch processing, interactive SQL, and interactive search, and role-based access controls. More enterprises have downloaded CDH than all other such distributions combined.
    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.
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    Sample Customers
    37signals, Adconion,adgooroo, Aggregate Knowledge, AMD, Apollo Group, Blackberry, Box, BT, CSC
    Mayo Clinic, Symantec, Progressive Insurance, Noble Energy, Cardinal Health, Rogers, Mercy, Neustar, TRUECar, T-Mobile
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Marketing Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government14%
    Media Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise50%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. Hortonworks Data Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is ranked 2nd in Hadoop with 10 reviews while Hortonworks Data Platform is ranked 5th in Hadoop with 2 reviews. Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is rated 7.6, while Hortonworks Data Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop writes "Performs well and the technical support is helpful, but the upgrade process needs to be consolidated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hortonworks Data Platform writes "A modeling and analysis data platform that is inexpensive and stable". Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is most compared with HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Amazon EMR, Apache Spark, InfluxDB and Apache HBase, whereas Hortonworks Data Platform is most compared with HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Amazon EMR, Apache Spark, Cloudera DataFlow and BlueData. See our Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. Hortonworks Data Platform report.

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