Cloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH) vs. IBM Db2 Big SQL

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH)
Score 6.9 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
Db2 Big SQL
Score 8.6 out of 10
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IBM offers Db2 Big SQL, an enterprise grade hybrid ANSI-compliant SQL on Hadoop engine, delivering massively parallel processing (MPP) and advanced data query. Big SQL offers a single database connection or query for disparate sources such as HDFS, RDMS, NoSQL databases, object stores and WebHDFS.N/A
Pricing
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cloudera Manager
Cloudera Manager
Score 9.7 out of 10
Cloudera Manager
Cloudera Manager
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Analytics Engine
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH)IBM Db2 Big SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
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8.0
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Support Rating
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8.8
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User Testimonials
Cloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH)IBM Db2 Big SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
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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IBM
My recommendation obviously would depend on the application. But I think given the right requirements, IBM DB2 Big SQL is definitely a contender for a database platform. Especially when disparate data and multiple data stores are involved. I like the fact I can use the product to federate my data and make it look like it's all in one place. The engine is high performance and if you desire to use Hadoop, this could be your platform.
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Pros
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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IBM
  • data storage
  • data manipulation
  • data definitions
  • data reliability
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Cons
Cloudera
  • The price is quite high competitively speaking
  • Hard to learn more robust functions and custom options without experience
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IBM
  • Cloud readiness.
  • Ease of implementation.
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Usability
Cloudera
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IBM
IBM DB2 is a solid service but hasn't seen much innovation over the past decade. It gets the job done and supports our IT operations across digital so it is fair.
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Support Rating
Cloudera
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IBM
IBM did a good job of supporting us during our evaluation and proof of concept. They were able to provide all necessary guidance, answer questions, help us architect it, etc. We were pleased with the support provided by the vendor. I will caveat and say this support was all before the sale, however, we have a ton of IBM products and they provide the same high level of support for all of them. I didn't see this being any different. I give IBM support two thumbs up!
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Alternatives Considered
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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IBM
MS SQL Server was ruled out given we didn't feel we could collapse environments. We thought of MS-SQL as more of a one for one replacement for Sybase ASE, i.e., server for server. SAP HANA was evaluated and given a big thumbs up but was rejected because the SQL would have to be rewritten at the time (now they have an accelerator so you don't have to). Also, there was a very low adoption rate within the enterprise. IBM DB2 Big SQL was not selected even though technically it achieved high scores, because we could not find readily available talent and low adoption rate within the enterprise (basically no adoption at the time). We ended up selecting Exadata because of the high adoption rate within the enterprise even though technically HANA and Big SQL were superior in our evaluations.
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Return on Investment
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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IBM
  • better data visibility
  • solid reliability for mission critical data
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