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OpenText Analytics

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
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Hadoop

Hadoop is very well suited for big data modeling problems in various industries like finance, insurance, healthcare, automobiles, CRM, etc. In every industry where you need data analysis in real time, Hadoop is a perfect fit in terms of storage, analysis, retrieval, and processing. It won't be a very good tool to perform ETL (Extract Transform Load) techniques though.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Hadoop
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Hadoop
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Hadoop

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • The distributed replicated HDFS filesystem allows for fault tolerance and the ability to use low cost JBOD arrays for data storage.
  • Yarn with MapReduce2 gives us a job slot scheduler to fully utilize available compute resources while providing HA and resource management.
  • The hadoop ecosystem allows for the use of many different technologies all using the same compute resources so that your spark, samza, camus, pig and oozie jobs can happily co-exist on the same infrastructure.
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Cons

  • Limited report writing ability unless you implant the iServer applications
  • End users have little or no control over data displays
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  • Without Cloudera as a management interface the hadoop components are much harder to manage to ensure consistency across a cluster.
  • The calculations of hardware resources to job slots/resource management can be quite an exercise in finding that "sweet spot" with your applications, a more transparent way of figuring this out would be welcome.
  • A lot of the roles and management pieces are written in java, which from an administration perspective can have there own issues with garbage collection and memory management.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
This rating would be a 10 if the licensing structure were more accommodating.
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Hadoop9.6
Based on 8 answers
Hadoop is truly a distributed, open source cloud architecture which is capable of solving many problems to which there was no efficient solution before. I would definitely recommend trying it
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Usability

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Hadoop9.0
Based on 3 answers
I found it really useful during my academic projects. Data handling for large data sets was easy with Hadoop. It used to work really fast for bigger data sets. I found it reliable.
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Support

OpenText Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Hadoop6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

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Hadoop6.1
Based on 2 answers
Hadoop is a complex topic and best suited for classrom training. Online training are a waste of time and money.
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Alternatives Considered

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
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Fast and scalable. More reliable as compared to the other products I have used.
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Return on Investment

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
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  • MapReduce jobs run way faster when compared to traditional batch processing jobs resulting in getting better value of data
  • Since Hadoop is free , lots of cost savings
  • Since it is distributed, no fear of data failures
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

Hadoop

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details