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From Chris Mildebrandt <>
Subject Re: Cluster Management: OpenSource & Vendor Options
Date Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:57:07 GMT
You may want to watch this:

and include it in your write-up for future considerations. Though there
hasn't been much activity on it.

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Steven Núñez <>wrote:

>   Seasons Greetings All,
>  I’m doing a bit of a write-up on the various Hadoop distributions and
> would like to understand exactly what packages are installed by the Apache
> version of Ambari. It’s an exciting place to be working (big data & Hadoop)
> but the lines are blurred in many ways. The way I see the open source
> landscape now is something like this (from a
> management/installation/configuration perspective):
>  BigTop -> RPM like packaging for Hadoop
> Ambari -> GUI management/monitoring/provisioning
>  Looking at it from a vendor perspective, we’ve got (I know there are
> others, this is just for discussion):
>  BigTop (packaging)
> Apache Bigtop
>  Cloudera
> Cloudera Manager (closed source, commercial)
>  Hortonworks / Apache
> Ambari (open source)
>  The CDH, BigTop and HDP (I assume) base distributions require a lot of
> manual configuration, so the best way to spin up a cluster with a
> reasonable set of applications (say HDFS, YARN, Hive, HCatalog, HBase,
> ZooKeeper, Oozie, Pig, Sqoop) is to use CDH + CM or Ambari + HDP.
>  Is there an equivalent for Apache? If I use the kit found at
> to spin up a cluster, do I get Apache components, or
> the HDP distribution? I’m trying to define the ‘Apache distribution’ in my
> mind, if there is one, and understand exactly what its capabilities are,
> and cluster management is rather fundamental, since not many folks have the
> luxury of spending time climbing the long, steep learning curve of Hadoop
> ecosystem configuration.
>  Cheers,
> - SteveN

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