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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 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

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

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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 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

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 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

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 Power BI

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

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 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

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 Power BI

No score
No answers yet
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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 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

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 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

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 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

Hadoop
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Hadoop
9.6
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Hadoop
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Performance

Hadoop
8.0
Microsoft Power BI

Support Rating

Hadoop
6.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Online Training

Hadoop
6.1
Microsoft Power BI

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