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Re: Learning about different distributions of Hadoop
Michael Segel 2012-08-08, 16:29
Well  Scott kinda side stepped MapR in his response. ;-)
On Aug 8, 2012, at 11:20 AM, Serge Blazhiyevskyy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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
>>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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