“Hortonworks, IBM and Pivotal begin shipping standardized Hadoop. The standardization effort is part of the Open Data Platform initiative, which is an industry effort to ensure all versions of Hadoop are based on the same Apache core..”. Read all the full zdnet.com article This is thanks to the Apache Ambari project!

I also suggest to install Ambari/Hadoop in a Docker container.. the new wave of “virtualization”. About Docker & Hadoop: Hortonworks to Acquire SequenceIQ to Speed Hadoop Deployments into the Cloud (docker containers) http://investors.hortonworks.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=253804&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2034442