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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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Datameer

Datameer is a great tool if someone is capable of keeping the most recent version of the tool up to date along with the most recent version of the distribution of Hadoop. The tool is easy to support but it must have someone who can run the back end processes
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Pros

  • Distributed computing
  • Fault tolerant
  • Uptime
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  • It can work with large data sets since it uses Hadoop in the background to crunch data.
  • It is easy to use for non- technology savvy managers to get quick insights about the data.
  • Quick and easy to learn . It took me 2 days to get to a point where I could use it and pull reports from it on my own.
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Cons

  • Providing user friendly tools for hdfs access
  • More simpler apis for easy access and processsing
  • Memory requirenent
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  • I missed having someplace to write your own code. SQL or JAVA would be really helpful . I am comparing this to what I have seen it Informatica PowerCenter or Business Objects.
  • The number of the functions available in the workbooks could be expanded. There is only so much one can perform with a limited set of functions. One tends to expect the functions available in MS Excel when you see a workbook like environment , especially if the target audience is non-tech savvy managers.
  • Could add some text features like regular expressions for text mining on data .
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Datameer6.4
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Employees with intermediate SQL and Hive knowledge can generate reports faster than using Datameer . It does have visualization tool but I don't think it is anything that cannot be accomplished by importing the data in Excel
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Datameer9.0
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Easy to use for most things, starts to require some planning as your projects get more complex.
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Alternatives Considered

Perhaps the biggest advantage Amazon Elastic MapReduce has over competing big data management software is the user base. Elastic MapReduce, compliments of its connection with Amazon, has a large user base to whom questions about functionality can be addressed. The software also has a very nice user interface. Additionally, Elastic MapReduce runs fairly quickly and the results are generally easier to manipulate. With this said, Elastic MapReduce is definitely not the easiest nor quickest tool for big data analytics.
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I have compared Datameer with the tools listed above and it blows them out of the water. Datameer is much more user friendly than these tools and is also a lot more powerful. Once the Q1 release comes out with drill down capabilities on the infographics, Datameer will surpass Tableau and Spotfire in visualization.
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Return on Investment

  • Better accesss to business data
  • Faster business decisions
  • Better storage and processing
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  • It had a negative impact as more time was spent doing in Datameer than doing it in Hive SQL
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Amazon EMR

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Datameer

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