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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is well suited for flat file databases, although the pivot column feature can help other types. Particularly great where visualizations can provide better insights than data tables so great for deep insights into trend evolution. Can be challenging to build profit & loss statements with subtotals and percentages based on sales as one single neat statement.
Jay Mistry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Publish to Web
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Versioning
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Access Control and Security

Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
REST API
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Java API
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Pros

Amazon EMR

  • Easier to implement than older on-premise solutions
  • Works with open source technologies.
  • Keeps processing cost low.
  • It is flexible and works also for short term workloads and the pricing changes to that model.
Nicolas Costa Ossa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Reporting, reporting, reporting. Power BI is great for reporting. I can create a number of different charts, views, and dashboards for a number of different audiences. It's very helpful for executives to see the big picture, but dynamic enough to take the same data sources and create detailed reports on very specific elements.
  • Power BI is easy to use. We went from manual data entry and report creation in Excel to Power BI. There was a learning curve, but I was able to find enough training online to get started.
  • Automating the report creation is wonderful. It takes all the manual work out of my old daily processes. My supervisors and bosses have been impressed too. They think it's magic, which makes me look good.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon EMR

  • It could have been more matured with machine learning capabilities.
  • The support material available online on Elastic MapReduce is limited and we might end up spending more time in understanding/researching the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Initial creation of reports, even from processed data sets is not simple.
  • The on-premises reporting (crucial for a defense industry company) is extremely expensive, as it is only included in the Power BI Premium package.
  • User training is usually required to ensure that full functionality of the dashboards and their built in features are utilized.
Rick Botha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon EMR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon EMR

Amazon EMR 8.2
Based on 4 answers
I give Amazon EMR this rating because while it is great at simplifying running big data frameworks, providing the Amazon EMR highlights, product details, and pricing information, and analyzing vast amounts of data, it can be run slow, freeze and glitch sometimes. So overall Amazon EMR is pretty good to use other than some basic issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 10 answers
The languages within Power BI can be quite the learning curve, but the actual dashboard functionality is a breeze. The most difficult aspect for me has been learning different languages to get the most out of Power BI (DAX, M). But the ease of creating great looking and interactive dashboards has been outstanding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon EMR

Amazon EMR 9.3
Based on 4 answers
AWS and EMR support are on par with the best out there. You pay a premium for the support but they can save you time and money by quickly resolving issues or helping you get your problem taken care of. They are competing with Google and MS, and it shows in their support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 7 answers
[Microsoft] Power BI support is pretty generic, and it does take time to reach a right resource. Very often their solutions are KB articles not really relevant to my problem. This an area for improvement. I always try to research my issue on PBI message boards/user community sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon EMR

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

I am not a data analyst, but as a user, I prefer the UI of Power BI compared to Periscope Data. Periscope Data has some really great functionality and can build some really useful reports, but Power BI seems to have more useful visuals and is easier for non-database admins/non-data analysts to generate some interesting, basic reports that help them in their role. I've also found courses to help you learn how to use Power BI, from the simple functions up to more complex processes (and get a certification for it) for which I was unable to find for Periscope Data.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon EMR

  • It was obviously cheaper and convenient to use as most of our data processing and pipelines are on AWS. It was fast and readily available with a click and that saved a ton of time rather than having to figure out the down time of the cluster if its on premises.
  • It saved time on processing chunks of big data which had to be processed in short period with minimal costs. EMR solved this as the cluster setup time and processing was simple, easy, cheap and fast.
  • It had a negative impact as it was very difficult in submitting the test jobs as it lags a UI to submit spark code snippets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon EMR

General

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

Amazon EMR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon EMR
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon EMR
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Amazon EMR
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Support Rating

Amazon EMR
9.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

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