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We performed a comparison between Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop and IBM Spectrum Computing based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Hadoop solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. IBM Spectrum Computing report (Updated: August 2022).
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"The product as a whole is good.""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 most valuable feature is that I can use CDH for almost all use cases across all industries, including the financial sector, public sector, private retailers, and so on.""With a cluster available, you can manage the security layer using the shared SDX - it provides flexibility.""The file system is a valuable feature.""We're now able to store large volumes of data through Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop. We're able to push large volumes of data to the platform, and that used to be a challenge, especially when storing a terabyte of information. This is the area where Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop improved the organization.""The solution is reliable and stable, it fits our requirements.""Cloudera is a very manageable solution with good support."

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"The most valuable aspect of the product is the policy driving resource management, to optimize the computing across data centers.""The most valuable feature is the backup capability.""Spectrum Computing's best features are its speed, robustness, and data processing and analysis."

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"It could be faster and more user-friendly.""There are better solutions out there that have more features than this one.""This is a very expensive solution.""Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop has a limited feature list and a lot of costs involved.""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 procedure for operations could be simplified.""Cloudera's support is extremely bad and cannot be relied on.""It would be useful if Cloudera had more tools like SQL Engines that offer the traditional relational database. We have to do a lot of work preparing the data outside Cloudera before getting it into the platform."

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"We'd like to see some AI model training for machine learning.""Spectrum Computing is lagging behind other products, most likely because it hasn't been shifted to the cloud.""We have not been able to use deduplication."

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  • "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."
  • "Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is expensive, with support costs involved."
  • "I wouldn't recommend CDH to others because of its high cost."
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  • "Spectrum Computing is one of the most expensive products on the market."
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    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.

    IBM Spectrum Computing uses intelligent workload and policy-driven resource management to optimize resources across the data center, on premises and in the cloud. Now up to 150X faster and scalable to over 160,000 cores, IBM provides you with the latest advances in software-defined infrastructure to help you unleash the power of your distributed mission-critical high performance computing (HPC), analytics and big data applications as well as a new generation open source frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark.

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    Sample Customers
    37signals, Adconion,adgooroo, Aggregate Knowledge, AMD, Apollo Group, Blackberry, Box, BT, CSC
    London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Genomic
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Marketing Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company11%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Media Company14%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. IBM Spectrum Computing
    August 2022
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    Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is ranked 2nd in Hadoop with 9 reviews while IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 3rd in Hadoop with 3 reviews. Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is rated 7.6, while IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop writes "Stores large volumes of data and makes log analytics, monitoring, and management easier, but its feature list is limited". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Computing writes "Responsive technical support with good reliability, and optimization of computing". Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is most compared with Amazon EMR, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Apache Spark, SingleStore and SQream DB, whereas IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Red Hat CloudForms, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric and VMware Aria Operations. See our Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop vs. IBM Spectrum Computing report.

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