Apache Hadoop vs. Sisense

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hadoop
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
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
Sisense
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Sisense is a BI software and analytics platform. With what the vendor calls their In-Chip™ and Single Stack™ technologies, users have access to a comprehensive tool to analyze and visualize large, disparate data sets without IT resources.N/A
Pricing
Apache HadoopSisense
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HadoopSisense
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMust contact sales team for pricing.
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Features
Apache HadoopSisense
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
-
Ratings
Sisense
8.7
46 Ratings
6% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.046 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.032 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
-
Ratings
Sisense
8.3
46 Ratings
2% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.046 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.046 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings9.026 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Sisense
8.2
45 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.035 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.045 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
-
Ratings
Sisense
9.0
44 Ratings
11% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings9.044 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings9.041 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Sisense
10.0
44 Ratings
15% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings10.044 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings10.043 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings10.044 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
-
Ratings
Sisense
9.0
39 Ratings
12% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.039 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings10.024 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache HadoopSisense
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(36 ratings)
6.1
(57 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(8 ratings)
8.9
(14 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(5 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(3 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.1
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache HadoopSisense
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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Sisense Ltd
I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
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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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Sisense Ltd
  • Customization - lots of supported and community plugins available. Users can also adjust the look and feel through JavaScript.
  • Innovation - Sisense is continuing to push the envelope by developing new features through Sisense Labs.
  • Customer support - the commitment to excellent customer service and ensuring organizations get the most out of their investment.
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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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Sisense Ltd
  • The usability of the application on mobile devices needs some improvement, especially navigation and filtering.
  • Dashboards that are created by multiple users can be a bit of a hassle to share by Admins.
  • If you need to embed dashboards into your website, you are require to buy a license separate from the user and platform license. This is a norm on most BI visualization tools, but Sisense can seem a bit on the high side, cost-wide.
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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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Sisense Ltd
I think the business and myself as a user has come to rely on SiSense as a dashboarding and quick ad-hoc reporting tool. I am hoping to integrate SiSense dashboards into more parts of the business in the future. We have reduced our report turn-around time for the most part from hours/days to minutes and in some cases almost the speed of thought. Reports are also easier on the eye and more easily distributed. I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
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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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Sisense Ltd
New V5 is ground floor of an exciting collection of possibilities. Weekly Sisense developers come up with new functionality that they share with us in their forums. The move to HTML5 has been pleasing in that widgets auto size themselves into appropriate forms in the board but everyone of them can be popped out to full page size to be looked at in more detail
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Reliability and Availability
Apache
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Sisense Ltd
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
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Performance
Apache
No answers on this topic
Sisense Ltd
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
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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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Sisense Ltd
SiSense's support ninjas are very knowledgeable and are exceptionally responsive. So far, all of the issues we ran into were resolved within minimum time. My sense of dealing with the support staff at SiSense is that they are very focused on not just answering your immediate question, but also to delve into the cause of the matter.
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In-Person Training
Apache
No answers on this topic
Sisense Ltd
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
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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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Sisense Ltd
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
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Implementation Rating
Apache
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Sisense Ltd
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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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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Sisense Ltd
1) Easy to use, really, there is nothing too much to say. The set up is easy and not confusing. You can use it internally or externally.
2) Customer Service, having spoken to various product reps from similar industry. Sisense rep provides you with the best support to get started, and it is really appreciated.
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Scalability
Apache
No answers on this topic
Sisense Ltd
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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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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Sisense Ltd
  • Report development time is reduced from 2~3 days to 2~3 hours.
  • Report querying time is improved from 0.5~10 mins to 2~30 seconds.
  • A 2-staff team delivers 10 times the BI output that we did on the old system.
  • We were able to deliver BI and data analysis for all business functions instead of a very limited group of users
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