Scared of deploying a cloud? Use Cloudera Manager!
Ethan Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 20, 2016

Scared of deploying a cloud? Use Cloudera Manager!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cloudera Manager

We used Cloudera Manager to quickly deploy our ZooKeeper, Hadoop, and Accumulo clusters via a Python script. It is being used by a section of our DOD customer. It allows our customer to easily monitor, deploy, and manage their cloud services using an easy to use web UI.
  • Cloudera Manager has an easy to use web GUI. You can start and stop cluster and services. It will start and stop services in a cluster in the right order. You can monitor the cluster, services, and physical host hardware as well.
  • Cloudera Manager has an easy to use API that allows us to create scripts to automate deployment process.
  • Cloudera Manager has an option to add additional services that you could manage via the web GUI.
  • 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.
The big product feature is that Cloudera Manager is free for the most part. There is a slight curve when it comes to using the API. I would recommend that Cloudera clean up their web site because some of the material, such as multiple installation process, and release notes, are unorganized, outdated and a bit confusing.
  • Cloudera Manager has a positive impact because our users have the windows mentality. They are more comfortable with using an easy to use GUI.
  • We save so much time and effort by having an automated scripted to deploy our environment. It takes at the most 15 minutes to run a one line script to build zookeepers, Hadoop, and accumulo database. Run it, come back 15 minutes later, and its done.
  • Due to ease of deployment, our developers and system administrators are happy that they can quickly build and test their application.
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.
It meets all my customer's needs.
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.