Great Partner for Apache Hadoop
September 29, 2017

Great Partner for Apache Hadoop

Bharadwaj (Brad) Chivukula | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Hortonworks Data Platform

  1. Building and deploying large scale Hadoop/Hive/Yarn/Spark clusters with hundreds of nodes in distributed environments on Cloud
  2. Process Web/Mobile traffic and provide customizable customer experience
  3. Advanced Analytics picture of customer behaviors and shopping patterns
  4. Provide personalized website for each customer based on their needs
  5. Use it to handle the entire catalog of major retailers
  • Knowledge base of the original committers
  • SmartSense of HDP is a great way of understanding the problems before they happen
  • Integrates very well with Apache Phoenix (SQL on Hadoop)
  • Very good support team
  • Provides more features for the money
  • Licensing cost is high when compared to other distribution partners
  • VM setup - It's not as good as what Cloudera provides
  • Monitoring isn't that great. Ambari Management interface on HDP is just a basic one and does not have many rich features
  • Version upgrades are more challenging than anticipated. Each upgrade has it's own quirks and compatibility issues that need to be resolved manually
  • Improved data analysis (especially for our size of data) time by over 150%
  • Increased revenue by 60% by better predicting customer needs/way they interact with the system
  • Reduced developer time in crunching numbers significantly
  • Licensing cost is high when compared to other distribution partners
  • VM setup - It's not as good as what Cloudera provides
  • Even if it's a little pricier, I would recommend you to use HDP because in the longer run you want to use more projects that are built on Hadoop rather than just HBase or Search, and at that time, you would want a partner who can help
It's the right platform for our data science & engineering team who can use it as a ecosystem to solve major retail problems