Linux in Big Data projects

Hey guys, we will be interested in learning from your experience in using Linux in Big Data projects. Has anyone used Hadoop, or MapR or Horton Works on Linux and any experiences you may have had on these. I am more interested in knowing if a certain distribution of Linux is better supported for Hadoop and why? Also would like to know if anyone is using Gluster, and if so, are there any other alternatives similar to Gluster?


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SLES11SP1+ works very well with CLoudera’s CDH3 and CDH4. I used to work at Cloudera and SLES11 is fully supported by them. Moreover, it has no known SLES specific issues. As for Gluster, I can’t give you anything specific, but I expect it is possible be supported in the future.