How the 9 leading commercial Hadoop distributions stack up

All of the leading commercial Hadoop distributions are compatible with Apache Hadoop, so what sets them apart? Here's how the leading commercial distributions identified by Forrester Research compare.
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Big data and Hadoop are in the process of transforming enterprise data management architectures. It's a gold-rush market with pure-plays, enterprise software vendors and cloud vendors are all competing to stake a claim. The open source Apache Hadoop project includes the core modules — Hadoop Common, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Hadoop YARN and Hadoop MapReduce — but without the support or packaged solutions of a commercial vendor. All of the leading commercial distributions are compatible with Apache Hadoop, so what sets them apart? Here's how the 9 leading commercial Hadoop distributions identified by Forrester Research stack up.

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