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Re: Learning about different distributions of Hadoop
I agree with Scoot! The first question to answer is "Do you have a problem
with your current distribution?"

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.
>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