Does Anaconda Adam work with a cluster that already has a managed Spark/Hadoop stack?

Yes, you can install Adam alongside existing Hadoop distributions such as Cloudera CDH or Hortonworks HDP. You can use Adam to manage Python and R conda packages and environments across a cluster.

Which cloud providers does Adam support?

Currently, Adam offers full support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Can I use Adam with a different cloud provider?

Yes, you can manually create instances on another cloud provider and then provision the nodes. For more information, see Tasks.

Which network ports need to be accessible from the client machine and cluster nodes?

For communication between the cluster nodes, ports 22, 4505 and 4506 are used to provision the cluster via SSH and Salt.