Hadoop provides enterprise performance and scale at a low cost
December 07, 2019

Hadoop provides enterprise performance and scale at a low cost

Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Hadoop Distributed File System

Overall Satisfaction with Hadoop

We leverage Hadoop for several of our Tier 1 applications. We use Hadoop for our enterprise data lake where all of the data that our company takes in from our members is stored and then a lot of our applications use that as their master datasource. We also leverage Hadoop clusters for Paxata and Data Scientist analytics workloads. Basically, anything that requires a scale-out approach, we put on Hadoop.
  • Scale.
  • Stability.
  • Reliability.
  • There are a lot of Hadoop-specific services and applications under the hood that you have to learn how to administer across the Hadoop cluster.
  • Enterprise-class support doesn't live up to other third-party vendors.
  • Hadoop has allowed us to scale out a few of our tier-1, customer facing applications to provide very fast access to reports and analytics.
  • Hadoop was easily implemented by our Linux team and onboarded by our Hadoop Admins.
  • Hadoop has been a very stable platform and only goes down due to server patching or other maintenance.
Hadoop Clusters are more reliable and allow faster access to data than what we have seen with Vertica. Hadoop also doesn't require fast storage or high-end computer resources, so it is much cheaper on the hardware side. Hadoop is cheaper than Vertica licensing as well.
Hadoop support is just average based on our experience. This is one area where it would be nice to see some improvement. Granted, we haven't had many issues with Hadoop that have required support.

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Hadoop is well-suited to enterprise-class data lakes, or large data repositories that require high-availability and super-fast access. Hadoop lends itself to administrators that are well versed in Linux as well. Hadoop is not well suited to situations that don't care about high-availability or don't have any Linux or Hadoop admin available either.