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Score 8.8 out of 100
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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

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

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

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

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

  • User friendly
  • Offers support and assistance
  • Worth the cost
  • Time efficient
  • Good reliability
  • Reliable support
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

  • Less pricey
  • Customizable
  • A little more help in setting up/using the systems
  • Constant upgrades are always pricey
  • Some bugs noticable
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

Although new, Oracle has been exceptionally good speed wise and the customer service is top notch
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon EMR

General

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

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon EMR
8.5
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
10.0

Usability

Amazon EMR
8.2
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

Support Rating

Amazon EMR
9.3
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

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