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Analysis of Cloudera customer case studies

Cloudera is a leading big data vendor in the world. It is providing Hadoop support and training services to it's customers.  I always used to think how big data customers are deciding a vendor.
So for fun, I have downloaded all customer case studies of Cloudera . And I did analysis to generate a report about what they are saying in case study.

I have categorized case study text into four topics.

1). What are most commonly mentioned benefits for Cloudera?
2). What were they mostly using before Hadoop? Of course some business use cases are new ones.
3). What is mostly used technology in Cloudera customers?
4). Which Domains  customers  are mostly using Cloudera services?

Domains :

Cloudera  customers are from domains health care, BFSI, Digital marketing ,education and security etc..

So most of the customers are from below three domains.

Heath Care
Digital marketing

It is good to know that second most customers are from health care domain. Some thing good happening to humans with big data. Interesting use case is real time monitoring of kids in hospitals. Seems Nationl Children hospital has improved patient care for kids using hadoop .

Migration :
                    many customers did not mention what they were using before hadoop. And some customers have fresh use cases for hadoop. Some customers mentioned below technologies as their old technology stack.

Data Warehouse

Many customers say their rdbms could not deal with big data. Customers mentioned they were using Oracle,SQL Server,DB2 and MySQL.

Mostly used technology :

Cloudera customers say they are using batch processing ,real time ,ETL and visualization tools of hadoop eco system.

Mostly mentioned technologies are :

Surprised to know most of the customers say they are using Hive ,Flume ,Mapreduce and HBase.

Benefits :

Let us see why customers  are choosing Cloudera over others.

Seems Hadoop itself is a cost-effective solution. Though Cloudera is relatively costlier than Mapr and Hortonworks. Still customers say it is cost-effective ,I think they are comparing against data warehouse and other solutions. Cloudera is also well know for training and support services.

Hope this is useful for you. Please check about MapR here.

Analysis of MapR customer case studies

For fun, I just wanted to do analysis of vendors like MapR,Hortonworks and Cloudera. So started with MapR. I am interested to know what benefits customer are getting or expecting from a vendor? 

Tools they are implementing. 

Domains of the customer .

Migration if they are doing any.

And other benefits.

I have downloaded customer case studies from their official website and analyzed all of them to come with below reports.

Domains :

MapR customers are from almost all domains but most of them are from digital marketing and health care.
Digital marketing has more number of customers. Next is health care domain.

Digital marketing.
Health Care.

Mostly Used Tool :

I have seen many of customers have use cases for real time analytics in MapR customer list. seems MapR-DB is able to attract many customers .Customers also using storm ,Kafka and Spark.
Below are three mostly used tools in MapR customers, MapR-DB is number one next comes Mapreduce and Kafka.


I would like to know why and how customers are choosing vendors .Most of MapR customers mentioned below three benefits. seems MapR has established unique brand with them.

NFS Support
Better performance

NFS is the unique feature customers getting from MapR.

Migration :

It is always interesting to know what were customers using before Hadoop. Though many use cases are fresh ones. Many of the customers mentioned they migrated their technology stack from RDBMS to Hadoop.Oracle and SQL Server are mostly mentioned technologies.


Hope this is useful for you. Please check about Cloudera here.