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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

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

OpenText Magellan

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Access Control and Security

Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Role-Based Security Model
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
6.2
REST API
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Javascript API
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Java API
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Hadoop
OpenText Magellan
5.0

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

OpenText Magellan

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
Bri Gipson | 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

OpenText Magellan

  • The documentation on all the available features, but most importantly on the scripting side, can be improved
  • The standard look & feel of some basic options, like parameter selection or sorting and filtering, looks dated and can't be customized
  • The server portal needs to provide better tools
  • More integration is needed with other OpenText products
Martin Rubens | 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

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
Todd Bellamy | 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

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
Jeffrey Fischer | 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

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenText Magellan

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
Amy Broome | 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

OpenText Magellan

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Hadoop

General

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

OpenText Magellan

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Hadoop
8.2
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Hadoop
9.6
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Usability

Hadoop
8.5
OpenText Magellan

Performance

Hadoop
8.0
OpenText Magellan

Support Rating

Hadoop
6.9
OpenText Magellan
9.1

Online Training

Hadoop
6.1
OpenText Magellan

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