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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 tools.""The solution is reliable and stable, it fits our requirements.""The product as a whole is good.""With a cluster available, you can manage the security layer using the shared SDX - it provides flexibility.""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.""The main advantage is the storage is less expensive.""Cloudera is a very manageable solution with good support.""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."

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"It is very stable and very innovative. You can integrate many applications with it.""The most valuable features are the flexibility and the integration with other solutions in data quality.""We like that the product is both vertically and horizontally scalable, allowing us to do around 86 percent compression of documentation from 50 to seven terabytes.""The solution is easy to scale.""It's easy to use, and the Hana Studio is pretty good.""We've had good experiences with technical support.""The memory is the solution's most valuable feature. It's the main feature of HANA. Others are still the regular IT databases that are on storage and are therefore much slower than HANA. The solution is quite fast.""All features are valuable."

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"This is a very expensive solution.""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.""Currently, we are using many other tools such as Spark and Blade Job to improve the performance.""The initial setup of Cloudera is difficult.""Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop has a limited feature list and a lot of costs involved.""It could be faster and more user-friendly."

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"There's an issue in the partition. When you record more than two million records, partitioning does not work well. In Oracle it's easy. SAP must resolve this issue in order to be more competitive with Oracle.""SAP HANA is a very proprietary tool and there's not as much support available for it as there is for an SQL Server (which is more popular).""Technical support should be more customer-friendly.""The SAP ERP processes are quite complex and it can be challenging.""Unlike other databases, it lacks management features that legacy databases like Oracle or SQL servers have. They need to make the solution easier to manage and offer tools that make management more effective. A lot of things you have on traditional databases you have to develop into HANA.""The user experience should be better. Its user interface is not good. I also don't like the transition concept.""The worst thing about SAP HANA is the price; it's very expensive. The licensing cost, implementation cost, hosting cost, and appliance cost are all high.""In a future release, SAP HANA should add a module for taxation, such as income tax and withholding tax."

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  • "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."
  • "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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  • "It is expensive, which isn't a problem for us because SAP HANA is processing the data so fast."
  • "SAP HANA is an expensive product."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Setup and licensing require planning and proper budgeting, as it is not cheap."
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
  • "The price of this product is good."
  • "We pay $200 on a monthly basis."
  • "The price is high and could be a bit cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The product handles high volumes very well and provides good integration.
    Top Answer:We are always discussing ways to optimize memory usage and hence our licensing costs. The solution is quite expensive but we also get a lot of value-added because of the high level of integration. I… more »
    Top Answer:The SAP ERP processes are quite complex for us and it's a challenge. I don't like the presentation layer tools on the analytics side, it's too complex. I'd like to see a consistent analytic system as… more »
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    Also Known As
    SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
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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.

    The SAP HANA platform helps you reimagine business by combining a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. It enables real-time business by converging trans-actions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA untangles IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.

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    Sample Customers
    37signals, Adconion,adgooroo, Aggregate Knowledge, AMD, Apollo Group, Blackberry, Box, BT, CSC
    Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Insurance Company11%
    Marketing Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Apache, Cloudera, Amazon and others in Hadoop. Updated: July 2022.
    621,703 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is ranked 2nd in Hadoop with 10 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 1st in Embedded Database Software with 30 reviews. Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is rated 7.4, while SAP HANA 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 SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is most compared with Amazon EMR, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Apache Spark, SingleStore and IBM Netezza Performance Server, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, IBM Db2 Database and Oracle Java DB.

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