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Amazon EMR

Amazon Elastic MapReduce is useful in cases where two conditions are met. First, that you are planning on using multiple big data tools simultaneously to analyze big data sets. And second, that you need a tool that simplifies managing big data tools. If these two conditions are met, MapReduce does a great job. The user interface is simple. The program eliminates some programming requirements. The software also makes setting up big data analyses much easier. With these benefits acknowledged, MapReduce is not a good tool for "small" data analyses, given that there are other tools that do the job quicker and much more professional output. If you're on the fence, try out MapReduce with competing "small" data tools and see if you really need big data software.
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Cloudera Manager

It would be suited for customers who feel more comfortable with using a GUI. It is less appropriate for developers or engineers who are comfortable with command line
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Pros

  • Ease of use and ease to setup
  • Autoscaling functionality
  • Integrated into the AWS environment
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  • Cloudera Manager has an easy to use web GUI. You can start and stop cluster and services. It will start and stop services in a cluster in the right order. You can monitor the cluster, services, and physical host hardware as well.
  • Cloudera Manager has an easy to use API that allows us to create scripts to automate deployment process.
  • Cloudera Manager has an option to add additional services that you could manage via the web GUI.
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Cons

  • Cost overhead is a bit high
  • Limited versions of frameworks that can be used
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  • Cloudera Manager needs to be more agile with integrating other applications, such as Accumulo 1.7, to their software.
  • Cloudera Manager can do a better job at explaining why a node fails to add to a cluster using their assistant.
  • Cloudera Manager should show graphs only when there is data, instead of showing just an empty box.
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Cloudera Manager8.5
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It meets all my customer's needs.
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Alternatives Considered

The alternatives to EMR are mainly hadoop distributions owned by the 3 companies above. I have not used the other distributions so it is difficult to comment, but the general tradeoff is, at the cost of a longer setup time and more infra management, you get more flexible versioning and potentially faster access to newer versions of some frameworks such as Spark.
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I have not used any competitors, such as Hortonworks, because Cloudera Manager just works and meets all my customer's needs. I only have deployed Hadoop using command line, which is not easy to use and manage.
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Return on Investment

  • It was easy to set up initial versions of Spark on this
  • Still used as our compute platform as its easy to manage
  • Certain times we forgot to shut down clusters and were overcharged
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  • Cloudera Manager has a positive impact because our users have the windows mentality. They are more comfortable with using an easy to use GUI.
  • We save so much time and effort by having an automated scripted to deploy our environment. It takes at the most 15 minutes to run a one line script to build zookeepers, hadoop, and accumulo database. Run it, come back 15 minutes later, and its done.
  • Due to ease of deployment, our developers and system administrators are happy that they can quickly build and test their application.
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Pricing Details

Amazon EMR

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

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