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From Zak Stone <zst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CDH2 or Apache Hadoop
Date Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:08:10 GMT
I have been very grateful for the Cloudera Hadoop distributions. They
are well-documented and current, and the Cloudera folks are quick to
answer questions both in the issue-tracking system for their customers
and on the public mailing lists.

Zak


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:59 PM, Eric Sammer <eric@lifeless.net> wrote:
> On 2/23/10 6:13 PM, Ananth Sarathy wrote:
>> Just wanted to get the groups general feelings on what the preferred distro
>> is and why? Obviously assuming one didn't have a service agreement with
>> cloudera.
>
> Ananth:
>
> CDH pros:
>
> - Nice init scripts.
> - Integration with the alternatives management system.
> - Nice back ported patches.
> - Yum / Apt repository integration / easy updates.
> - Frequent bug fixes released.
>
> CDH cons:
>
> - Filing bugs with ASF is a bit weird because you may have slightly
> different code due to patches. This can be mitigated by filing bugs with
> Cloudera and letting them go upstream.
>
> I'm not entirely neutral, but CDH has little in the way of cons to me.
>
> Hope that helps.
> --
> Eric Sammer
> eric@lifeless.net
> http://esammer.blogspot.com
>

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