Apache Hadoop vs. Azure HDInsight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hadoop
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Hadoop is an open source software from Apache, supporting distributed processing and data storage. Hadoop is popular for its scalability, reliability, and functionality available across commoditized hardware.N/A
Azure HDInsight
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
HDInsight is an implementation of the Apache Hadoop technology stack on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform: It is based on the Hortonworks Hadoop distribution. Microsoft Azure HDInsight includes implementations of Apache Spark, HBase, Storm, Pig, Hive, Sqoop, Oozie, Ambari, etc. It also integrates with with business intelligence (BI) tools such as Power BI, Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services.N/A
Pricing
Apache HadoopAzure HDInsight
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HadoopAzure HDInsight
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
Apache HadoopAzure HDInsight
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cloudera Manager
Cloudera Manager
Score 9.7 out of 10
Cloudera Manager
Cloudera Manager
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 9.1 out of 10
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache HadoopAzure HDInsight
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(36 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(5 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(4 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Online Training
6.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache HadoopAzure HDInsight
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Altogether, I want to say that Apache Hadoop is well-suited to a larger and unstructured data flow like an aggregation of web traffic or even advertising. I think Apache Hadoop is great when you literally have petabytes of data that need to be stored and processed on an ongoing basis. Also, I would recommend that the software should be supplemented with a faster and interactive database for a better querying service. Lastly, it's very cost-effective so it is good to give it a shot before coming to any conclusion.
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Microsoft
If you want to save costs and just pay for what you use, I highly recommend it. It will help you also to work with data for your reports and analytics. on the other hand I think it could be the subscription you have but high volume of data make it slow but not so much. anyway I think it's really good because it's from Microsoft which always is friendly to use it as all the suit they have.
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Pros
Apache
  • Handles large amounts of unstructured data well, for business level purposes
  • Is a good catchall because of this design, i.e. what does not fit into our vertical tables fits here.
  • Decent for large ETL pipelines and logging free-for-alls because of this, also.
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Microsoft
  • Data is presented without interfering others (IT or other dept).
  • Data is managed properly and is available for retrievable any time.
  • Legacy use of CD/DVD and Pendrive are not required.
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Cons
Apache
  • Less organizational support system. Bugs need to be fixed and outside help take a long time to push updates
  • Not for small data sets
  • Data security needs to be ramped up
  • Failure in NameNode has no replication which takes a lot of time to recover
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Microsoft
  • The only problem I have come across is when loading large volumes of data I sometimes get an error message, I assume this means something is corrupt from within. I would love a way for this to be resolved without having to start over.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
Hadoop is organization-independent and can be used for various purposes ranging from archiving to reporting and can make use of economic, commodity hardware. There is also a lot of saving in terms of licensing costs - since most of the Hadoop ecosystem is available as open-source and is free
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Microsoft
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Usability
Apache
Great! Hadoop has an easy to use interface that mimics most other data warehouses. You can access your data via SQL and have it display in a terminal before exporting it to your business intelligence platform of choice. Of course, for smaller data sets, you can also export it to Microsoft Excel.
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Microsoft
Azure HDInsight is usable on the top of Azure Data Lake and gives us the benefit of analyzing large scale data workload in Hadoop. Usability and support from Microsoft are outstanding.
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Support Rating
Apache
We went with a third party for support, i.e., consultant. Had we gone with Azure or Cloudera, we would have obtained support directly from the vendor. my rating is more on the third party we selected and doesn't reflect the overall support available for Hadoop. I think we could have done better in our selection process, however, we were trying to use an already approved vendor within our organization. There is plenty of self-help available for Hadoop online.
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Microsoft
I highly recommend it.
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Online Training
Apache
Hadoop is a complex topic and best suited for classrom training. Online training are a waste of time and money.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Not used any other product than Hadoop and I don't think our company will switch to any other product, as Hadoop is providing excellent results. Our company is growing rapidly, Hadoop helps to keep up our performance and meet customer expectations. We also use HDFS which provides very high bandwidth to support MapReduce workloads.
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Microsoft
At this time I have not used any other similar products... I am open to it but Azure HDInsight and its components really work well for our organization.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • There are many advantages of Hadoop as first it has made the management and processing of extremely colossal data very easy and has simplified the lives of so many people including me.
  • Hadoop is quite interesting due to its new and improved features plus innovative functions.
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Microsoft
  • Less implementation cost.
  • No hosting services cost.
  • Faster data retrieval.
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