This has been quite a whistle-stop tour around the considerations of running an operational Hadoop cluster. We didn't try to turn developers into administrators, but hopefully, the broader perspective will help you to help your operations staff. In particular, we covered the following topics:
- How Hadoop is a natural fit for DevOps approaches as its multilayered complexity means it's not possible or desirable to have substantial knowledge gaps between development and operations staff
- Cloudera Manager, and how it can be a great management and monitoring tool; it might cause integration problems though, if you have other enterprise tools, and it comes with a vendor lock-in risk
- Ambari, the Apache open source alternative to Cloudera Manager, ...