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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

Tableau Server

Tableau may be well suited to non-Microsoft shops. Its methodologies, internal management, and overall approach seem geared more toward Oracle/Java shops. It also does require a decent amount of care and feeding. Backups, upgrades, etc., tend to be cumbersome and require some level of IT knowledge, despite how the product is often sold. Smaller shops that wish to pursue Tableau may be better off leveraging their SaaS offerings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
5.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.4
Drill-down analysis
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.6
Formatting capabilities
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
5.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.5
Publish to Web
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.3
Publish to PDF
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.6
Report Versioning
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
5.1

Access Control and Security

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
5.7
REST API
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.1
Javascript API
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.3
iFrames
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
5.5
Java API
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
4.6

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

Tableau Server

  • It's good at doing what it is designed for: accessing visualizations without having to download and open a workbook in Tableau Desktop. The latter would be a very inefficient method for sharing our metrics, so I am glad that we have Tableau Server to serve this function.
  • Publishing to Tableau Server is quick and easy. Just a few clicks from Tableau Desktop and a few seconds of publishing through an average speed network, and the new visualizations are live!
  • Seeing details on who has viewed the visualization and when. This is something particularly useful to me for trying to drive adoption of some new pages, so I really appreciate the granularity provided in Tableau Server
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

Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server has had some issue handling some of our larger data sets. Our extract refreshes fail intermittently with no obvious error that we can fix
  • Tableau Server has been hard to work with before they launched their new Rest API, which is also a little tricky to work with
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon EMR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
It simply is used all the time by more and more people.Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training.The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
Mathieu Gaouette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon EMR

Amazon EMR 8.3
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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
Tableau Server is unbeatable at creating easy to use, interactive dashboards for busy executives. The software also saves time for the busy analyst that is tired of always using Excel. Tableau Server is a head and shoulders improvement over Excel.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon EMR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Our instance of Tableau Server was hosted on premises (I believe all instances are) so if there were any outages it was normally due to scheduled maintenance on our end. If the Tableau server ever went down, a quick restart solved most issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon EMR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
Jonathan Drummey | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
We have consistently had highly satisfactory results every time we've reached out for help. Our contractor, used for Tableau server maintenance and dashboard development is very technically skilled. When he hits a roadblock on how to do something with Tableau, the support staff have provided timely and useful guidance. He frequently compares it to Cognos and says that while Cognos has capabilities Tableau doesn't, the bottom line value for us is a no-brainer
Henry Yennie | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Amazon EMR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon EMR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
Mel Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon EMR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
Implementation was over the phone with the vendor, and did not go particularly well. Again, think this was our fault as our integration and IT oversight was poor, and we made errors. Would they have happened had a vendor been onsite? Not sure, probably not, but we probably wouldn't have paid for that either
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

Tableau Server

We used and still are using IBM Cognos for business intelligence purposes. It is good for use as a data infrastructure and analytic framework, rather than a BI toolkit, but Tableau is replacing Cognos fast. We used D3.js for a few proofs of concept visualization and dashboarding, but those efforts stopped because of productivity and maintenance problems.
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

Tableau Server

  • Tableau does take dedicated FTE to create and analyze the data. It's too complex (and powerful) a product not to have someone dedicated to developing with it.
  • There are some significant setup for the server product.
  • Once sever setup is complete, it's largely "fire and forget" until an update is necessary. The server update process is cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Tableau Server

General

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

Tableau Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Creator$70.001
Explorer$35.001
Viewer$12.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon EMR
8.5
Tableau Server
6.7

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Amazon EMR
8.3
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Amazon EMR
9.3
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Amazon EMR
Tableau Server
9.1

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