Apache Hadoop vs. Cloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hadoop
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Hadoop is an open source software from Apache, supporting distributed processing and data storage. Hadoop is popular for its scalability, reliability, and functionality available across commoditized hardware.N/A
Cloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH)
Score 3.3 out of 10
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CDH is Cloudera’s 100% open source platform distribution, including Apache Hadoop and built specifically to meet enterprise demands. CDH delivers everything needed for enterprise use right out of the box. By integrating Hadoop with more than a dozen other critical open source projects, Cloudera has created a functionally advanced system that helps you perform end-to-end Big Data workflows.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cloudera Manager
Cloudera Manager
Score 9.9 out of 10
Cloudera Manager
Cloudera Manager
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 8.7 out of 10
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache HadoopCloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(36 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(8 ratings)
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Usability
8.5
(5 ratings)
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Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
7.5
(3 ratings)
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Online Training
6.1
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Apache HadoopCloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH)
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Altogether, I want to say that Apache Hadoop is well-suited to a larger and unstructured data flow like an aggregation of web traffic or even advertising. I think Apache Hadoop is great when you literally have petabytes of data that need to be stored and processed on an ongoing basis. Also, I would recommend that the software should be supplemented with a faster and interactive database for a better querying service. Lastly, it's very cost-effective so it is good to give it a shot before coming to any conclusion.
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Cloudera
Cloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH) does a lot of things really well - especially on the analytical front. That being said the product is quite expensive. There are seemingly numerous applications that do the same thing on the functional level that are much more cost effecient for enterprise teams. If I were recommending this to a colleague I would let them know the product will absolutely be able to get the job done for their use case, but there are more efficient options
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Pros
Apache
  • Handles large amounts of unstructured data well, for business level purposes
  • Is a good catchall because of this design, i.e. what does not fit into our vertical tables fits here.
  • Decent for large ETL pipelines and logging free-for-alls because of this, also.
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Cloudera
  • Solid and robust set of integrations
  • Easy to use and easy to deploy across the enterprise
  • Reliability - never lost any info
  • Simple and clean interface
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Cons
Apache
  • Less organizational support system. Bugs need to be fixed and outside help take a long time to push updates
  • Not for small data sets
  • Data security needs to be ramped up
  • Failure in NameNode has no replication which takes a lot of time to recover
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Cloudera
  • The price is quite high competitively speaking
  • Hard to learn more robust functions and custom options without experience
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
Hadoop is organization-independent and can be used for various purposes ranging from archiving to reporting and can make use of economic, commodity hardware. There is also a lot of saving in terms of licensing costs - since most of the Hadoop ecosystem is available as open-source and is free
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Cloudera
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Usability
Apache
Great! Hadoop has an easy to use interface that mimics most other data warehouses. You can access your data via SQL and have it display in a terminal before exporting it to your business intelligence platform of choice. Of course, for smaller data sets, you can also export it to Microsoft Excel.
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Cloudera
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Support Rating
Apache
We went with a third party for support, i.e., consultant. Had we gone with Azure or Cloudera, we would have obtained support directly from the vendor. my rating is more on the third party we selected and doesn't reflect the overall support available for Hadoop. I think we could have done better in our selection process, however, we were trying to use an already approved vendor within our organization. There is plenty of self-help available for Hadoop online.
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Cloudera
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Online Training
Apache
Hadoop is a complex topic and best suited for classrom training. Online training are a waste of time and money.
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Cloudera
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Not used any other product than Hadoop and I don't think our company will switch to any other product, as Hadoop is providing excellent results. Our company is growing rapidly, Hadoop helps to keep up our performance and meet customer expectations. We also use HDFS which provides very high bandwidth to support MapReduce workloads.
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Cloudera
In terms of functionality there's not much difference, both get the job done. Amazon was more cost-efficient for our team, but this could vary depending on the size of the business. One thing I did notice was that Cloudera seemed to management and spit out our deployments faster than AWS.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • There are many advantages of Hadoop as first it has made the management and processing of extremely colossal data very easy and has simplified the lives of so many people including me.
  • Hadoop is quite interesting due to its new and improved features plus innovative functions.
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Cloudera
  • Saves time by automating typically manual processes (data management, lifecyle AI etc)
  • Quick deployments and analytics allow for faster time-to-value
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