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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Avalanche

This is a tool geared for smaller to mid-sized business that has disparate sources of data from different platforms in varying incarnations. It’s a great ETL tool to solve the problems a scenario like that causes, but you can also achieve that with good BI Tools like Qlik Sense. So be careful that you really need an ETL tool, as opposed to an end-use tool with a built-in ETL component. If you are going ELT and have a lot of data an not a lot of corporate resources, this is a better option than Microsoft or Informatica
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Hive

Apache Hive shines for ad-hoc analysis and plugging into BI tools. Its SQL-like syntax allows for ease of use not for only for engineers but also for data analysts. Through our experience, there are probably more desirable tools to use if you are planning on integrating Hive into your processing pipeline.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Actian Avalanche

  • The support community was not as robust as you would find in a Mulesoft or Informatica environment. Given time and growth, it’s possible it will blossom, but for now it is minimal.
  • Training is always a big thing for us, and the tool was not expansive enough for us to implement our own internal training program. There was some online training, and we acquired an expert when we brought on the new company, but some additional training tools would have helped the tool grown its user base internally.
  • Not a lot to set it apart from the competition. Most of the features are available with other more established tools, but for a small company that maybe grew too quickly and needs to get its arms around many different data sources, I can see the appeal. Not really geared for larger firms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Hive

  • Hive syntax is almost like SQL, so for someone already familiar with SQL it takes almost no effort to pick up Hive.
  • To be able to run map reduce jobs using json parsing and generate dynamic partitions in parquet file format.
  • Simplifies your experience with Hadoop especially for non-technical/coding partners.
Bharadwaj (Brad) Chivukula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian Avalanche

  • As I said before, more training or greater visibility to training tools/options would be a plus. It’s easy to publish YouTube videos these days, I think they should make more of them.
  • Differentiation would help, there’s not a lot out there to drive you to buy the product if you are well informed in the market. If you know the market, you steer towards the large or trendy products. It’s a good product, but lost in the noise of the field I think.
  • Hitching the wagon to a major software brand (like Mule did to Salesforce) would help grow the user base, and thus increase the activity in the support community. More users also translates into product champions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Hive

  • Use Hive for analytical work loads. Write once and read many scenarios. Do not prefer updates and deletes.
  • Behind scenes Hive creates map reduce jobs. Hive performance is slow compared to Apache Spark.
  • Map reduce writes the intermediate outputs to dial whereas Spark operates in in-memory and uses DAG.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian Avalanche

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Apache Hive

Apache Hive 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Since I do not know the second data warehouse solution that integrate with HDFS as well as Hive.
Yinghua Hu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian Avalanche

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Apache Hive

Apache Hive 8.5
Based on 9 answers
Thanks to its high usability Apache Hive enables users to craft extensive queries really efficiently and at the same time to how to hold response times very low. HiveQL simplicity makes it super easy to manage large datasets, what was almost an impossible task before introduction of Apache Hive data warehousing platform in our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian Avalanche

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Apache Hive

Apache Hive 7.1
Based on 8 answers
Hive also has a community platform of its own just like other Hadoop frameworks. Most of the queries/problems are resolved in the community itself. We can just post our problems or get in touch with a specific user and get the issue resolved. Otherwise there is always the product support team for any resolution.
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actian Avalanche

We didn’t actually choose Actian, it arrived as part of an acquisition, and really served its purpose both when it was used by the smaller firm we acquired as well as afterwards when we were extracting data and folding the company into our own data and analytics culture. The included hundreds of pre-built connectors gave us lots of options, but in the end, we were just too large of a company to rely on the product and needed a big-name player to address our wide-ranging needs. Powerful for its size, but not sized enough to address big businesses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Hive

One of the major advantages of using Presto or the main reason why people use Presto (Teradata) is due to that fact it can support multiple data sources - which is lacking as in the case of Apache Hive. But still, most people who come from a Structured data-based background like the old days of Dbase, or the later ones of SQL databases like MS SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL - may still opt to go with Apache Hive for its HiveQL ease and functionality.
Ananth Gouri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian Avalanche

No answers on this topic

Apache Hive

  • It exposes the distributed calculation world (Hadoop) to the users but doesn't require the user to have the in-depth understanding of boilerplate details, it reduces the time of learning and let the data analyst can focus their efforts on the core business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian Avalanche

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Apache Hive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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