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Amazon EMR

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Amazon EMR

24 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

IBM Analytics Engine

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Score 7.8 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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IBM Analytics Engine

  • Well suited for my big data related project or a static data set analysis especially for uploading huge dataset to the cluster.
  • But had some issues with connecting IoT real-time data and feeding to Power BI. It might be my understanding please take it as a mere comment rather than a suggestion.
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Pros

  • Ease of use and ease to setup
  • Autoscaling functionality
  • Integrated into the AWS environment
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  • Simple to implement
  • Good support from IBM
  • Easy to use
  • Widely used for Big data implementation
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Cons

  • Cost overhead is a bit high
  • Limited versions of frameworks that can be used
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  • Business support is not half as good as it should be. Takes a while to provide support to even high priority tickets.
  • Lack of proper documentation on features and how they can be leveraged for maximum ROI.
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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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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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  • Increasing learning success. My class and I were able to practice real tools
  • The only downsize is without the school, it would be unaffordable to use the tools
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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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IBM Analytics Engine

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