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Amazon EMR

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Score 8.3 out of 101

Hortonworks Data Platform

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Score 8.6 out of 101

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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

  • Ease of use and ease to setup
  • Autoscaling functionality
  • Integrated into the AWS environment
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  • HDP keeps up-to pace with the Apache Hadoop.
  • HDP's Ambari is intuitive and easy to use.
  • HDP remains similar to most open source tools and hence makes the learning curve gentler.
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Cons

  • Cost overhead is a bit high
  • Limited versions of frameworks that can be used
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  • 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

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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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There are many alternatives, but in order to provide a short list:
- Cloudera CDP is the obvious contendant or alternative, being a leader in big data platforms
- MapR
Cloud options:
- AWS
- Azure
- Google
Also, it is worth noting that Hortonworks has been the replacement selected by IBM for its former BigInsights big data infrastructure offering.
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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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  • Ability to analyze data in a different format efficiently is a positive impact of using Hadoop.
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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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Hortonworks Data Platform

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