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From Scott Fines <scottfi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Learning about different distributions of Hadoop
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:33:33 GMT
Oh no! it begins! ;)


On Aug 8, 2012, at 11:29 AM, Michael Segel wrote:

> Well  Scott kinda side stepped MapR in his response. ;-) 
> 
> 
> On Aug 8, 2012, at 11:20 AM, Serge Blazhiyevskyy <Serge.Blazhiyevskyy@nice.com>
wrote:
> 
>> I agree with Scoot! The first question to answer is "Do you have a problem
>> with your current distribution?"
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks
>> 
>> Serge
>> On 8/8/12 9:17 AM, "Scott Fines" <scottfines@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> That's a bit like asking people what the best Linux Distro is..they all
>>> serve (mostly) the same function, and you're likely to start a religious
>>> war by stating their differences.
>>> 
>>> The main point running through all the different flavors of Hadoop is
>>> that they are all Hadoop. The differences only come from the chosen patch
>>> sets, which are all open-sourced anyway. At least in theory, you could
>>> rebuild Cloudera/Hortonworks/whatever just by applying the right
>>> sequences of patch sets to core Hadoop.
>>> 
>>> The real question is: Are you happy with what you are currently using? If
>>> so, why worry about it? If not, why are you unhappy? Answering that
>>> question is likely to give you the guidance you would like in terms of
>>> what flavor you wish to pick.
>>> 
>>> Scott
>>> 
>>> On Aug 8, 2012, at 11:10 AM, Michael Segel wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Now that's a loaded question.
>>>> 
>>>> I'm going to plead the 5th because no matter how I answer it, I will
>>>> probably piss someone off. ;-P
>>>> They all have their own respective strengths and weaknesses.
>>>> (Like that's stopped me before. ;-)
>>>> 
>>>> -Mike
>>>> 
>>>> On Aug 8, 2012, at 10:53 AM, Harit Himanshu
>>>> <harit.subscriptions@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Hello
>>>>> 
>>>>> I have a very basic question - There are various flavors of hadoop by
>>>>> Apache, Cloudera, MapR, HortonWorks(may be more I am not aware of).
>>>>> I would like to learn what are the differences between these
>>>>> distributions and how do I know which distribution is best for me?
>>>>> I am current using Apache Hadoop
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thank you
>>>>> + Harit
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 


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