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From Andrew Purtell <>
Subject Re: Phoenix and Cloudera
Date Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:11:01 GMT
Completely concur with this, demand Phoenix packaging and support from your
vendor of choice! (smile)

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM, James Taylor <>

> Thanks for the positive feedback, Mike. I wouldn't counter this
> argument, I'd agree with it. The more Cloudera customers that ask for
> Phoenix to be included in the distribution, the more likely it is to
> be included. Some good news, though - Cloudera just released 5.1 which
> should work fine with Phoenix now as it's based on HBase 0.98 instead
> of 0.96.
> Also, FWIW, Phoenix is included in the Hortonworks 2.1 distribution.
> Thanks,
> James
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 8:40 AM, Mike Friedman <>
> wrote:
> > Phoenix's performance is great. The JDBC driver is very convenient for
> programming and allows use of existing tools such as DB Visualizer.
> However, since Phoenix is not a component of the Cloudera distribution of
> Hadoop (CDH), there is always the risk that the latest version of CDH will
> break Phoenix. Such is the case with CDH 5.0, which contains HBase 0.96 in
> contrast to Phoenix's dependency on HBase 0.98. Therefore it is safer to
> use a technology that is included in CDH. An organization that is using CDH
> and upgrades CDH as the new CDH versions come out always runs the risk that
> Phoenix is out of sync and broken. How would one counter this argument?
> >
> >
> > Mike

Best regards,

   - Andy

Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. - Piet Hein
(via Tom White)

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