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Score 9.7 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

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

Microsoft Azure

The answer depends upon the kind of [use case]. If the use-case is simply around the need of IaaS then Azure is not the right choice. However, if the use-cases are around BOT services, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning[,] and Business Analytics then Azure is the first choice. Also[,] kind of eco-system the enterprise [has] on the premise to run their daily operations have the highest bearing to choose for the cloud partner.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
8.5
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
9.0
Dynamic scaling
Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
8.4
Elastic load balancing
Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
8.8
Pre-configured templates
Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Monitoring tools
Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
7.4
Pre-defined machine images
Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
8.7
Operating system support
Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
8.6
Security controls
Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
9.2
Automation
Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
8.4

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

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Functions is the easiest serverless service to work with in my experience. Easy to ship Node.js functions without bundling dependencies.
  • Proactive and responsive support. We've worked with most other cloud providers - Amazon, Google, Oracle. Amazon Web Services' customer support is a black hole and their documentation is worthless. Google and Oracle are better, but Azure's support is responsive and their docs are pretty good.
  • Azure's Web UI is pretty easy to work with
Valeri Karpov | 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

Microsoft Azure

  • Could be easier to setup redundancy
  • Feels as if there are too many options, bells, and whistles you could add.
  • Microsoft Azure functions does not have a "Configure Services" method. Programming Azure functions has a slightly different programming model than does a "normal" API application. I would prefer that the startup process be identical.
João Almeida | 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

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 10.0
Based on 15 answers
Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cloudera Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.6
Based on 29 answers
Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cloudera Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 6.8
Based on 2 answers
It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloudera Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.8
Based on 35 answers
Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cloudera Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.0
Based on 2 answers
As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
Amir Tabei | 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

Microsoft Azure

As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
Sean Patterson | 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

Microsoft Azure

  • It has taken a few years of planning and growth (which continue), but we've been able to successfully budget and plan for ever increased capacity by starting first with some Virtual Machines and factoring in on-prem maintenance vs cloud constant improvements. VM (server, compute, networking) costs even out quickly over time and will show savings very soon.
  • Because of Azure Application Gateways (which cost very little to set up and maintain), we were able to build a state of the art single-sign-on hub for all of our users and other enterprise platforms (mostly non-Microsoft and non Azure systems), reducing the amount of time to switch among these for workers and increasing overall productivity.
  • With Azure Active Directory, we do not need to maintain separate identity systems and can more easily integrate our organizations credentials into authorization for access to other systems.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cloudera Manager

General

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

Microsoft Azure

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudera Manager
8.5
Microsoft Azure
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cloudera Manager
8.5
Microsoft Azure
10.0

Usability

Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
6.8

Support Rating

Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
8.8

Implementation Rating

Cloudera Manager
Microsoft Azure
8.0

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