Hortonworks HDP makes Hadoop easier
May 06, 2016

Hortonworks HDP makes Hadoop easier

Piyush Routray | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Hortonworks Data Platform

I have been using Hortonworks Data Platform for personal as well as professional use for some time now. We also consult for clients looking evaluate and use the HDP distribution. HDP makes it intuitive and easy to use for people looking to use Hadoop and relevant Big Data technologies open sourced by Apache. HDP's own products are developed and open sourced which makes the community stronger.
  • HDP keeps up-to pace with the Apache Hadoop.
  • HDP's Ambari is intuitive and easy to use.
  • HDP remains similar to most open source tools and hence makes the learning curve gentler.
  • The HDP community is relatively new and could get better.
  • Tools like Falcon which are not so much used in general tend to remain dormant in the HDP when it comes to development.
  • We have developed a strong partnership with Hortonworks.
While Apache Hadoop is completely open sourced, Hortonworks Data Platform offers support as well as keeps pace with the open source versions. Also, the HDP open sources its own products, thus giving back to the community. I find using the Hortonworks Data Platform more intuitive than Cloudera or MapR versions.
I find HDP easy to use and solves most of the problems for people looking to manage their big data. Evaluating the Hortonworks Data Platform is easy as it is free to download and install in your cluster. Single node cluster available as Sandbox is also easy for POCs.