What are some alternatives?
When comparing Apache Chukwa and Hadoop HDFS, you can also consider the following products
Google Cloud Dataflow - Google Cloud Dataflow is a fully-managed cloud service and programming model for batch and streaming big data processing.
Amazon EMR - Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that makes it easy to quickly process vast amounts of data.
Google BigQuery - A fully managed data warehouse for large-scale data analytics.