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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon EMR

If you don't have big data ..i.e petabytes of data with terabytes of data generating every day, then don't use Hadoop. Relational databases are enough for terabytes of data. Hadoop is not well suited for transactional systems or data.
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Hortonworks Data Platform

I find HDP easy to use and solves most of the problems for people looking to manage their big data. Evaluating the Hortonworks Data Platform is easy as it is free to download and install in your cluster. Single node cluster available as Sandbox is also easy for POCs.
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Pros

Amazon EMR

  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce works well for managing analyses that use multiple tools, such as Hadoop and Spark. If it were not for the fact that we use multiple tools, there would be less need for MapReduce.
  • MapReduce is always on. I've never had a problem getting data analyses to run on the system. It's simple to set up data mining projects.
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce has no problems dealing with very large data sets. It processes them just fine. With that said, the outputs don't come instantaneously. It takes time.
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Hortonworks Data Platform

  • It is a well suited data platform to support big data storage and analysis, with computational efficiency, good performance, and stability.
  • It is free to use. Online development community is well supported. Hortonworks engineers seem to have good experience and skill sets.
  • It is easy and fast to integrate with other tools or components for big data handling and analysis.
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Cons

Amazon EMR

  • Sometimes bootstrapping certain tools comes with debugging costs. The tools provided by some of the enterprise editions are great compared to EMR.
  • Like some of the enterprise editions EMR does not provide on premises options.
  • No UI client for saving the workbooks or code snippets. Everything has to go through submitting process. Not really convenient for tracking the job as well.
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Hortonworks Data Platform

  • The HDP community is relatively new and could get better.
  • Tools like Falcon which are not so much used in general tend to remain dormant in the HDP when it comes to development.
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Implementation

Amazon EMR

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Hortonworks Data Platform

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon EMR

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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Hortonworks Data Platform

While Apache Hadoop is completely open sourced, Hortonworks Data Platform offers support as well as keeps pace with the open source versions. Also, the HDP open sources its own products, thus giving back to the community. I find using the Hortonworks Data Platform more intuitive than Cloudera or MapR versions.
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Return on Investment

Amazon EMR

  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce has had a positive ROI in the sense that it saved time managing big data projects where analysts were using different big data tools. Essentially, an increase in employee productivity.
  • Elastic MapReduce is not worth it in cases where you're just trying things out. You'll likely lose money unless you're sure that using MapReduce is a good idea.
  • Elastic MapReduce takes some time learning, although not too much. If the employee is less well-versed in big data analytics, the software is a high hill to climb that eats up employee time.
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Hortonworks Data Platform

  • We have developed a strong partnership with Hortonworks.
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Pricing Details

Amazon EMR

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

General

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