Cloudera Manager is great for busy cloud administrators
April 18, 2016

Cloudera Manager is great for busy cloud administrators

Charles Inglese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cloudera Manager

Our organization utilizes Cloudera Manager to aid in the deployment and configuration of our Hadoop cluster for end users. Our end users aren't fully trained to utilize Hadoop or its ecosystem projects and do not favor utilizing the Linux CLI, so we've incorporated Cloudera Manager into our deployment to assist them with deploying, managing, and troubleshooting Hadoop.
  • Graphical user interface
  • Management of third party applications start/stop/restart functionality through framework
  • Support of Apache Hadoop ecosystem
  • Ability to do "rolling restarts"
  • Support for third-party Python APIs within Cloudera Manager extension framework
  • Providing more reporting/logging functionality as part of the open source distribution
  • Support for the latest RHEL versions sooner in the release lifecycle
The node status gum-drop image provides a good one-stop overview of a cluster or node for an end-user. Additionally the charts provide good historical trending and overviews of the environment. The ability to add security via kerberos also provides a good login interface for administrators/users to log into the system.
  • 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.
It is a well developed product with a good user interface.
Cloudera Manager is well suited for environments and deployments where the administrator user base is not well versed in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem or the Linux command line interface.