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Amazon EMR

Amazon Elastic MapReduce is useful in cases where two conditions are met. First, that you are planning on using multiple big data tools simultaneously to analyze big data sets. And second, that you need a tool that simplifies managing big data tools. If these two conditions are met, MapReduce does a great job. The user interface is simple. The program eliminates some programming requirements. The software also makes setting up big data analyses much easier. With these benefits acknowledged, MapReduce is not a good tool for "small" data analyses, given that there are other tools that do the job quicker and much more professional output. If you're on the fence, try out MapReduce with competing "small" data tools and see if you really need big data software.
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SAP Vora

I spent more than 1 year with SAP Vora, SAP Datahub and SAP Leonardo with ML, iOt. I believe this product has potential but it is not easy to adopt. SAP has to keep in mind how open-source big data technologies are able to deliver quick results. I know SAP is stabilizing and fighting hard against many open source technologies, but it still has a long way to go there.
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Pros

  • Ease of use and ease to setup
  • Autoscaling functionality
  • Integrated into the AWS environment
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  • Modelling with SAP HANA and Hadoop
  • Realtime Analysis using Vora and HANA as a Streaming engine
  • Time series Analysis on large chunks of datasets
  • Machine learning capabilities on Hadoop tables and spark contexts
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Cons

  • The analytical processes generally run quicker with the standalone tools of Hadoop, Spark, and others. If you only use one big data tool and don't really need things simplified, then Elastic MapReduce is more of an overhead tool that doesn't add much value.
  • The analytical capabilities of Elastic MapReduce are nowhere near as complex or broad as non-big data tools. I would suggest not using the tool unless your data really is big data.
  • The machine learning capabilities of Elastic MapReduce (using the big data tools of Hadoop/Spark) are good but are not as easy to use as other machine learning tools.
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  • Vora 2.0 in on premise scenarios could be improved, as adoption of the cloud is not an easy sell.
  • Kubernetes and Docker integration need to be more seamless and quick to understand. If this is simplified, it will be easy to adopt
  • Data hub orchestration and integrations could be simplified so that quick adoption within SAP BW, ECC, S4 HANa scenarios is possible.
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Alternatives Considered

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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We selected SAP VORA because we needed acclerated integration with different sources with a huge amount of data. Also the data de-duplication has easily eliminated the different entries in a fastest and enhanced way, which ultimately leads us and the customer to prefer SAP Vora against different products, and has helped eliminate any limitations in using and playing with our data lake.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Negative impact would be Poc and RFI will need more time to adopt and decision making gets delayed
  • Positive impact would be it's a great leap from SAP to adopt a Big data technologies and AI within cloud stream. But selling is going to take time.
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Amazon EMR

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SAP Vora

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Free Trial
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No
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