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Likelihood to Recommend

Hadoop

Apache Hadoop (and its subsequent add-ons) are well-suited to larger, unstructured data flows, such as aggregation of web traffic or advertising. Geospatial algorithms and their outputs are well-suited for this kind of aggregation as structuring that data is challenging, but leaving it unstructured and performing queries as-needed is a better fit for most business models. With the advent of data science, I would expect Hadoop fits a LOT of their initial outputs quite well.
Joe Hughes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

It works great for our purposes. I highly recommend hiring a consultant to set it up for you though. I don't think we would have gotten very far had we tried to setup the reports and views ourselves. We're very happy with the results we've seen so far. We've been using it for about 3-4 months.
Bradley Geppert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5
Publish to Web
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.2
Publish to PDF
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2
Report Versioning
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0

Access Control and Security

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.4
REST API
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.3
Javascript API
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5
iFrames
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Java API
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.1

Pros

Hadoop

  • HDFS is reliable and solid, and in my experience with it, there are very few problems using it
  • Enterprise support from different vendors makes it easier to 'sell' inside an enterprise
  • It provides High Scalability and Redundancy
  • Horizontal scaling and distributed architecture
Bharadwaj (Brad) Chivukula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
  • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
  • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
  • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
  • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
  • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
  • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Hadoop

  • Hadoop is a batch oriented processing framework, it lacks real time or stream processing.
  • Hadoop's HDFS file system is not a POSIX compliant file system and does not work well with small files, especially smaller than the default block size.
  • Hadoop cannot be used for running interactive jobs or analytics.
Mrugen Deshmukh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • The race to perfect gathering of Non-Traditional datasets is on-going; with Microsoft arguably not the leader of the pack in this category.
  • Licensing options for PowerBI visualizations may be a factor. I.e. if you need to implement B2C PowerBI visualizations, the cost is considerably high especially for startups.
  • Some clients are still resistant putting their data on the cloud, which restricts lots of functionality to Power BI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Hadoop

Hadoop 9.6
Based on 8 answers
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
Bhushan Lakhe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.0
Based on 25 answers
Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
Lee Cullom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Hadoop

Hadoop 8.5
Based on 5 answers
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.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Usability is great. This product will make most feel right at home. I feel like this question should be asked from two points of view:1. Creator of reports, Data Models, Views etc: Most Advanced users will still rate the usability as very high. Its capabilities are still robust. However when compared to other Enterprise Class products it will not do many of the advanced application queries. 2. End user, Consumer: All end users will feel right at home. Many will be able to create connections to already created data models and other external publicly available sources like twitter, Facebook, World Health order etc... These connections are then in turn very very easily available to publish to SharePoint and Power BI. It took me a while to understand what I think is Microsoft's strategy. This will handle all but the most of robust needs. Much like many American made cars and my favorite Corvette, Microsoft is fast, has it own break downs from time to time but all of these are really to tolerate when the price is considered and the next one up that can out perform it is three to four times as much money makes this an easy one to still recommend
Sean Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Hadoop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.5
Based on 4 answers
The product has been reliable.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Hadoop

Hadoop 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 7.0
Based on 4 answers
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Hadoop

Hadoop 6.9
Based on 6 answers
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.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.7
Based on 16 answers
While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Hadoop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 6.9
Based on 3 answers
This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
Stephanie Grice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Hadoop

Hadoop 6.1
Based on 2 answers
Hadoop is a complex topic and best suited for classrom training. Online training are a waste of time and money.
Bhushan Lakhe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.5
Based on 2 answers
I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
Sean Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Hadoop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.6
Based on 14 answers
We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Hadoop

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Looking at the visualization portion of BI, there are three types of tools.
  1. Programming packages. Free and powerful, they let you make any diagram, at the cost of difficulty of use.
  2. Specialist software like Tableau and Microsoft BI. This is the best choice in most cases due to ease of use and quality of output.
  3. More generic software offered by the big IT companies, often part of a BI suite. There's really a lot of variety here. Use this when it fits the workflow and you are already using the relevant software. But, personally, I'd still use the specialist software.
Alexander Lubyansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Hadoop

  • Hadoop has allowed us to scale out a few of our tier-1, customer facing applications to provide very fast access to reports and analytics.
  • Hadoop was easily implemented by our Linux team and onboarded by our Hadoop Admins.
  • Hadoop has been a very stable platform and only goes down due to server patching or other maintenance.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • As a SaaS provider we see being able to provide self-service BI to our client users as a competitive advantage. In fact the MSSQL enabled BI is a contributing factor to many winning RFPs we have done for prospective client organisations.
  • However MSSQL BI requires extensive knowledge and skills to design and develop data warehouses & data models as a foundation to support business analysts and users to interrogate data effectively and efficiently. Often times we find having strong in-house MSSQL expertise is a bless.
Haibo Yang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Hadoop

General

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

Hadoop Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

General

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

Microsoft BI (MSBI) Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro9.991
Power BI Premium$4,9952
  1. per user/per month
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Hadoop
8.2
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Hadoop
9.6
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0

Usability

Hadoop
8.5
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.5

Performance

Hadoop
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.0

Support Rating

Hadoop
6.9
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.7

In-Person Training

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
6.9

Online Training

Hadoop
6.1
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5

Implementation Rating

Hadoop
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.6

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