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"I don't see any performance issues.""The most valuable feature is Impala, the querying engine, which is very fast.""The file system is a valuable feature.""The product as a whole is good.""CDH has a wide variety of proprietary tools that we use, like Impala. So from that perspective, it's quite useful as opposed to something open-source. We get a lot of value from Cloudera's proprietary tools.""We also really like the Cloudera community. You can have any question and will have your answer within a few hours.""The solution is reliable and stable, it fits our requirements.""The main advantage is the storage is less expensive."

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"The solution operates well.""The memory is the solution's most valuable feature. It's the main feature of HANA. Others are still the regular IT databases that are on storage and are therefore much slower than HANA. The solution is quite fast.""The performance is very, very good. It's one of the best aspects of the solution.""The solution offers advanced features that the company was struggling to implement.""It is difficult for me to narrow down what the best features are in SAP HANA because they work together to provide the overall functionality of the solution. However, the Fiori application is very good.""What I like most are the dashboards and pervasive analytics.""It's easy to use, and the Hana Studio is pretty good.""Using this solution has given us better details for reporting and analytics."

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"The procedure for operations could be simplified.""It could be faster and more user-friendly.""Without the big data environment, we cannot store all of this data live. We have billions of records and terabytes of storage to be used. It's not an option actually for us to have a big data environment.""There are better solutions out there that have more features than this one.""The price of this solution could be lowered.""Currently, we are using many other tools such as Spark and Blade Job to improve the performance.""There is a maximum of a one-gigabyte block size, which is an area of storage that can be improved upon.""It would be useful if Cloudera had more tools like SQL Engines that offer the traditional relational database. We have to do a lot of work preparing the data outside Cloudera before getting it into the platform."

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"SAP HANA is a very proprietary tool and there's not as much support available for it as there is for an SQL Server (which is more popular).""The documentation can be improved in the future.""Uses a large amount of RAM and is costly.""There's an issue in the partition. When you record more than two million records, partitioning does not work well. In Oracle it's easy. SAP must resolve this issue in order to be more competitive with Oracle.""The JDBC connectors are very slow.""Unlike other databases, it lacks management features that legacy databases like Oracle or SQL servers have. They need to make the solution easier to manage and offer tools that make management more effective. A lot of things you have on traditional databases you have to develop into HANA.""They can improve their technology for the CRM subsystem. There are other products that are better and more effective for the CRM subsystem. Its price could be better. It is expensive.""The performance and integration with other products are areas in need of improvement."

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  • "When comparing with Oracle Sybase and SQL, it's cheaper. It's not expensive."
  • "The price could be better for the product."
  • "I haven't bought a license for this solution. I'm only using the Apache license version."
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  • "It is expensive, which isn't a problem for us because SAP HANA is processing the data so fast."
  • "SAP HANA is an expensive product."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Setup and licensing require planning and proper budgeting, as it is not cheap."
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
  • "The price of this product is good."
  • "We pay $200 on a monthly basis."
  • "The price is high and could be a bit cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The CDP I used was almost 2.5 years ago on-premise. I would rate it 8/10. I did not have much to compare against in those days and due to Cloud not accessible in my organisation. But, definitely CDP… more »
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    CDH has a wide variety of proprietary tools that we use, like Impala. So from that perspective, it's quite useful as opposed to something open-source. We get a lot of value from Cloudera's proprietary… more »
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    We do not pay for licensing because our customers forward it, so there is no need to purchase the license for the project.
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    The solution is easy to scale.
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    The pricing is a bit on the high side. The use of hardware does not incur additional costs.
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    Since we use BW, we are required to use an SLT tool to carry out the data for generating the reports. But, when it comes to in-memory database in respect of the realtime reporting, I do not see why… more »
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    Also Known As
    SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
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    Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is the world's most complete, tested, and popular distribution of Apache Hadoop and related projects. CDH is 100% Apache-licensed open source and is the only Hadoop solution to offer unified batch processing, interactive SQL, and interactive search, and role-based access controls. More enterprises have downloaded CDH than all other such distributions combined.

    The SAP HANA® platform helps you reimagine business by combining a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. It enables real-time business by converging trans-actions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA untangles IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.

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    Sample Customers
    37signals, Adconion,adgooroo, Aggregate Knowledge, AMD, Apollo Group, Blackberry, Box, BT, CSC
    Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Insurance Company12%
    Marketing Services Firm12%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Consumer Goods Company7%
    Logistics Company7%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is ranked 2nd in Hadoop with 9 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 1st in Embedded Database Software with 25 reviews. Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is rated 7.4, while SAP HANA is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop writes "Performs well and the technical support is helpful, but the upgrade process needs to be consolidated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is most compared with HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Amazon EMR, Apache Spark, SingleStore DB and Vertica, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, Apache Spark and SAP IQ.

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