HDP, a Non-Proprietary Hadoop Solution.
November 18, 2015

HDP, a Non-Proprietary Hadoop Solution.

Wonoh Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Hortonworks Data Platform

We use Hortonworks Data Platform to analyze time-stamped sensor data with log data.
  • First, Hortonworks Data Platform is 100% open source and has no proprietary software. Thus, we don't need to worry about an exit plan.
  • Next, Hortonworks Data Platform is simple and well documented so that it is easy to implement clusters by following the documents.
  • Then, Hortonworks Data Platform updates new technologies for everyone as open source frequently.
  • And finally, it's easy to update new versions of Hortonworks Data Platform.
  • Hortonworks Data Platform only provides a Hadoop platform. You must build your application by yourself.
  • It is difficult to stream process data. Again, you must configure the stream data process by yourself.
  • Ability to analyze data in a different format efficiently is a positive impact of using Hadoop.

Apache, Cloudera, MapR, and IBM.

Hortonworks Data Platform is more efficient to use than Apache since you don't need to configure everything by yourself. Again, Cloudera, MapR, and IBM is proprietary software.

The key question is does it have an exit plan. Once you use proprietary software, it's very difficult to change platforms and you must pay an annual fee. Hortonworks Data Platform is 100% open source and you can change the platform without worrying about a contract.

Evaluating Hortonworks Data Platform and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
100% Open Source.
I would not change the evaluation and selection process.

Hortonworks Data Platform Implementation

Try not to change variable names.
Change management was minimal - We implemented it for department use and there's no change of management.
  • Hadoop is very sensitive on name.
  • Better Static IP.