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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudera Manager

It would be suited for customers who feel more comfortable with using a GUI. It is less appropriate for developers or engineers who are comfortable with command line
Ethan Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

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.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cloudera Manager

  • Graphical user interface
  • Management of third party applications start/stop/restart functionality through framework
  • Support of Apache Hadoop ecosystem
  • Ability to do "rolling restarts"
Charles Inglese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

  • data storage
  • data manipulation
  • data definitions
  • data reliability
John Spies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloudera Manager

  • Cloudera Manager needs to be more agile with integrating other applications, such as Accumulo 1.7, to their software.
  • Cloudera Manager can do a better job at explaining why a node fails to add to a cluster using their assistant.
  • Cloudera Manager should show graphs only when there is data, instead of showing just an empty box.
Ethan Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

  • Cloud readiness.
  • Ease of implementation.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cloudera Manager

Cloudera Manager 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It is a well developed product with a good user interface.
Charles Inglese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cloudera Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Db2 Big SQL

Db2 Big SQL 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
John Spies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloudera Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Db2 Big SQL

Db2 Big SQL 8.6
Based on 2 answers
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!
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cloudera Manager

I have not used any competitors, such as Hortonworks, because Cloudera Manager just works and meets all my customer's needs. I only have deployed Hadoop using command line, which is not easy to use and manage.
Ethan Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

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.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloudera Manager

  • Cloudera Manager has allowed our organization to deploy Apache Hadoop to operations quicker and with less training versus using the command line exclusively.
  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Increased product adoption.
Charles Inglese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

  • better data visibility
  • solid reliability for mission critical data
John Spies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cloudera Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Db2 Big SQL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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