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Amazon EMR

Well suited if you quickly want to setup a distributed compute platform, such as Spark. But you have to be advanced enough that you really want to separate compute from data storage. For example, for certain applications packaged solution such as MPP databases (e.g. Redshift) is much easier to set up that Spark on EMR and S3 with the appropriate file formats.
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Hadoop

Hadoop is well suited for healthcare organizations that deal with huge amounts of data and optimizing data.
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Pros

  • Ease of use and ease to setup
  • Autoscaling functionality
  • Integrated into the AWS environment
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  • Hadoop stores and processes unstructured data such as web access logs or logs of data processing very well
  • Hadoop can be effectively used for archiving; providing a very economic, fast, flexible, scalable and reliable way to store data
  • Hadoop can be used to store and process a very large amount of data very fast
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Cons

  • Cost overhead is a bit high
  • Limited versions of frameworks that can be used
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  • User and access management are still challenging to implement in Hadoop, deploying a kerberized secured cluster is quite a challenge itself.
  • Multiple application versioning on a single cluster would be a nice to have feature.
  • Processing a large number of small files also becomes a problem on a very large cluster with hundreds of nodes.
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Hadoop9.6
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Hadoop is organization-independent and can be used for various purposes ranging from archiving to reporting and can make use of economic, commodity hardware. There is also a lot of saving in terms of licensing costs - since most of the Hadoop ecosystem is available as open-source and is free
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Usability

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Hadoop9.0
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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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Online Training

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Hadoop6.1
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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

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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Fast and scalable. More reliable as compared to the other products I have used.
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Return on Investment

  • It was obviously cheaper and convenient to use as most of our data processing and pipelines are on AWS. It was fast and readily available with a click and that saved a ton of time rather than having to figure out the down time of the cluster if its on premises.
  • It saved time on processing chunks of big data which had to be processed in short period with minimal costs. EMR solved this as the cluster setup time and processing was simple, easy, cheap and fast.
  • It had a negative impact as it was very difficult in submitting the test jobs as it lags a UI to submit spark code snippets.
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  • faster data processing
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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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Hadoop

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