A correctly setup Hadoop cluster can analyze a human genome in hours, while a poorly optimized one will take days and use twice as many nodes. Although Hadoop is a free product, potential issues are many. Even a slight error in your algorithm can introduce significant inaccuracies into end results. Other common pitfalls include the peculiarities of different OS’s and distributions, problems with assembling clusters, virtualization, etc.
By utilizing Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), you will be able to speed up data processing and reach your big data objectives, relying on the 100% open-source enterprise-grade solution. HDP eliminates vulnerabilities of the open-source Apache Hadoop and provides stability and reliability crucial for production deployments. Hortonworks Hadoop distribution features YARN, a new cluster management system, that will enable you to run multiple applications simultaneously and interact with data in various ways. In addition to Apache Hadoop, HDP contains Apache Hive, HBase, ZooKeeper, Pig, Mahout, etc. to help you get business value and shift from analysis of historical data to predictive analytics.