Amazon Athena vs. Google Cloud BigTable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Athena
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data directly in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can point Athena at their data stored in S3 and begin using standard SQL to run ad-hoc queries and get results in seconds. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to setup or manage, and customers pay only for the queries they run. You can use Athena to process logs, perform ad-hoc analysis, and run…
$5
per TB of Data Scanned
Cloud BigTable
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Google's Cloud Bigtable is a fully managed, scalable NoSQL database service for large analytical and operational workloads with up to 99.999% availability.
$0.03
per month
Pricing
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud BigTable
Editions & Modules
Price per Query
$5.00
per TB of Data Scanned
Backup Storage
$0.026
per month per GB
HDD storage
$0.026
per month per GB
SSD storage
$0.17
per month per GB
Nodes
$0.65/hour
per month per node (minimum 1 nodes)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon AthenaCloud BigTable
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud BigTable
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud BigTable
Database-as-a-Service
Comparison of Database-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Athena
8.5
3 Ratings
3% below category average
Google Cloud BigTable
8.8
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Automatic software patching8.22 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Database scalability8.22 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automated backups7.73 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Database security provisions9.22 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Monitoring and metrics8.83 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Automatic host deployment9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud BigTable
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud BigTable
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
If you are looking to take a lot of the traditional "database administration" work off someone's plate, going with Amazon Athena certainly has "no code" options to optimize lots of database tasks. I would say this option is less appropriate if you have other Microsoft things at play, such as Power BI.
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Google
Google Bigtable is ONLY suited for massive data sets which scale PetaBytes and TerraBytes. Anything under this can easily be done via dedicated VMs and open source tools. Google Bigtable is expensive and shall be used wisely. It should be utilised only where it is well suited else you would simply be wasting dollars and not utilizing its full benefits.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Nested Schemas like JSON data structure
  • Ability to adapt the data model to fit your queries better
  • Performance Improvement
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Google
  • Analytics: is at Google's heart. No on can beat Google in this space and BigTable is one of its implementation of this. The insights you gain from BigTable are simply usable in your day to day activities and can help you make real difference.
  • Speed: Processing TBs and PBs of data under minutes needs real efficient platform which is capable of doing much more than just processing data. All this data cannot be processed by a single machine, but rather huge pairs of machines working in conjuction with each other. BigTable's implementation is one of the finest and allows you achieve great speeds!
  • Interface: is great. Google has segregated required task under logically placed buttons which takes no time by users to understand and get habituated.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Query manager can incoperate GUI based query designer
  • Auto-completion engine sometimes overwrite the query
  • Time range selection should be implicit
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Google
  • User interface's responsiveness: I understand so much is going on under the hood, but laggyness is acceptable if a workload is running or being processed. In case their is not workload being process, GUI should work blazing fast. I have faced this at times, and this becomes frustrating as well.
  • Nothing other than this - BigTable is quite efficient platform and does exactly what it is built for.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
For big IT firms like us, data is very important and it only holds its value if it can make sense to us. Therefore, Bigtable's usability is priceless when it comes to decision making based on data.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
Google provides premium support services for BigTable which is absolutely blazing fast similar to Bigtable's performance.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Amazon Athena, a product from Amazon, competes with offerings from Google and Microsoft. Overall, I think your database choice depends on some of the other applications you are running at your company. For example, if you are using Microsoft Power BI for reporting needs, you might want to consider going the Azure route.
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Google
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Easy to query terabytes of data with faster response
  • Pricing model is also cheap
  • No indexing and partitioning
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Google
  • Positive return on investment.
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