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Amazon EMR

24 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Oracle Big Data Cloud

1 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 101

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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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Oracle Big Data Cloud

We use it only when we need to and we have found that the software does what it needs to, it's user friendly and us also really helpful in many other ways as well. Like I mentioned before, we love the security and the speed we receive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon EMR
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.1
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon EMR
Oracle Big Data Cloud
9.0
Scalability
Amazon EMR
Oracle Big Data Cloud
7.0
Platform management overhead
Amazon EMR
Oracle Big Data Cloud
9.0
Workflow engine capability
Amazon EMR
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.0
Platform access control
Amazon EMR
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.0
Services-enabled integration
Amazon EMR
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.0
Development environment creation
Amazon EMR
Oracle Big Data Cloud
9.0
Issue recovery
Amazon EMR
Oracle Big Data Cloud
7.0

Pros

  • Distributed computing
  • Fault tolerant
  • Uptime
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  • User friendly
  • Offers support and assistance
  • Worth the cost
  • Time efficient
  • Good reliability
  • Reliable support
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Cons

  • Cost overhead is a bit high
  • Limited versions of frameworks that can be used
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  • Less pricey
  • Customizable
  • A little more help in setting up/using the systems
  • Constant upgrades are always pricey
  • Some bugs noticable
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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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Although new, Oracle has been exceptionally good speed wise and the customer service is top notch
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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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  • It has had a good impact we are able to complete our projects in time
  • We can save all our data in a safe and secure location
  • Our data analysis is now faster than ever
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Pricing Details

Amazon EMR

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

Oracle Big Data Cloud

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