3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 17, 2016
Challenges working within existing IT operations team and communicating vendor requirements.
Do research on how the implementation impacts existing Computer Operations.
Explain their requirements for implementations on-premise, specifically OS package management.
A lot more planning with the vendor on their implementation processes.
The product continues to expand it's integration points.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 1, 2015
Good vendor to work with, provided the right resources with the right technical expertise.
The product needs constant monitoring and support in terms of configuration, tuning and optimizations. There are few challenges integrating with other products within the ecosystem.
Affordable, scalable solution.
Upgrade are not easy. Support is not always the best.
Have strong partnership with other vendors/products e.g. Informatica, Microstrategy.
Have strong internal Admins with expertise with the solutions. Learn as you go does not work.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 9, 2015
Very usefull product, it follows standard Hadoop distribution and provides great value to our business.
Make sure you understand the security concepts and mechanisms of the product.
We were able to quickly show to the business the added-value of some of the data they weren't using before.
The security and segregation mechanisms.
Not much as for Hortonworks.
We would probably review the way the partnership with a 3rd party vendor that helped us integrate the product. Particularly the security implications of hosting infrastructure on their premises rather than ours, as we had to re-internalise things following the evolution of the type of data handled.
Deployment went fine. We avoided high difficulty that we could have faced by internally training our IT team, by using a 3rd party provider to help us with the integration.