Apache Hadoop vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hadoop
Score 7.1 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
Workday HCM
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Workday Human Capital Management is built as a cloud-based system with global consistency in user experience. Workday HCM is part of a broader system with other Workday products.
$100
per year per user
Pricing
Apache HadoopWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HadoopWorkday HCM
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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Top Pros
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Features
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Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
96 Ratings
4% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.381 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.291 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.093 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.688 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.987 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.484 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.859 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
80 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.068 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.156 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.169 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.566 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.843 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
74 Ratings
2% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.473 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.159 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
94 Ratings
1% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.683 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.492 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.373 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.6
25 Ratings
3% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.625 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
78 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.276 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.564 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
56 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.452 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
60 Ratings
1% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.350 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.359 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.258 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.354 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.458 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.858 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
40 Ratings
6% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.434 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.638 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.837 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Apache Hadoop
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
48 Ratings
4% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.434 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.540 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.539 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.040 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.444 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Cloudera Manager
Cloudera Manager
Score 9.9 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 8.7 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache HadoopWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(36 ratings)
8.9
(108 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(8 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(5 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(3 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
6.1
(2 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache HadoopWorkday Human Capital Management
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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Workday
Workday human capital management is well suited for organizations to manage their employee records. It is also well suited for managing the employee's salary details, also the details of past salary changes, promotions, etc. It has options to keep track of employees' goals for the year, where they can keep track of their progress, and also managers can view the progress or share feedback. This is very helpful for tracking career progress and providing feedback. Other options, like training assigned to employees, can also be seen in Workday; users will get alerts by email for any new assignments or due assignments, etc.
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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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Workday
  • Groups employees in management hierarchies and creates Org Charts that are easy to navigate and allow for visualizing management chains regardless of employee locations
  • Intuitive and easy to use. The Workday search functionality works very much like Google; one can search for anything that they have access to in the database and drill down into the various details. All information is connected through hyperlinks and users can easily keep digging into the details for as far as their security access would take them.
  • Tasks such as to do, review or approve items are sent to the user's Workday Inbox, very much resembling email. Notifications about outstanding "to do" items are also sent to each the user's work email address on a daily basis.
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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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Workday
  • The web interface is awful
  • Terrible, terrible, UI. No modern features like auto-save. I can't count the times I have lost work.
  • Their UX team (if it even exists) must be aliens, because I can't see how humans would have come up with the UI conventions they have.
  • Who creates a website application where you can't open stuff in multiple browser windows and tabs easily?
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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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Workday
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
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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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Workday
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
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Reliability and Availability
Apache
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Workday
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
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Performance
Apache
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Workday
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
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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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Workday
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
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In-Person Training
Apache
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Workday
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
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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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Workday
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
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Implementation Rating
Apache
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Workday
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
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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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Workday
Unfortunately, I do not recall the brands of the other human capital management software programs or tools I used at my current company or workplaces prior. I do think that is a testament to Workday with its strong branding and compelling features. I was not part of the selection process of Workday but have enjoyed my experience.
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Scalability
Apache
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Workday
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system. Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
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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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Workday
  • Positive ROI, we were one of the first organizations that went with Workday HCM, and we received numerous discounts. Cloud systems are the way to go and we feel the system is stable for our growing work force.
  • The user conferences have been helpful to network and learn more deepness in the modules and functionality.
  • Right off the bat, our implementation costs were lower than budgeted and we had less 'billing' surprises.
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