Apache Pig vs. Azure Data Lake Storage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Pig
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Apache Pig is a programming tool for creating MapReduce programs used in Hadoop.N/A
Azure Data Lake Storage
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is a highly scalable and cost-effective data lake solution for big data analytics. It combines the power of a high-performance file system with massive scale and economy to help you speed your time to insight. Data Lake Storage Gen2 extends Azure Blob Storage capabilities and is optimized for analytics workloads.N/A
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Apache PigAzure Data Lake Storage
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses

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Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cloudera Manager
Cloudera Manager
Score 9.9 out of 10
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 8.7 out of 10
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache PigAzure Data Lake Storage
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(9 ratings)
8.1
(14 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
6.0
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User Testimonials
Apache PigAzure Data Lake Storage
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Apache Pig is best suited for ETL-based data processes. It is good in performance in handling and analyzing a large amount of data. it gives faster results than any other similar tool. It is easy to implement and any user with some initial training or some prior SQL knowledge can work on it. Apache Pig is proud to have a large community base globally.
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Microsoft
Azure Data Lake is an absolutely essential piece of a modern data and analytics platform. Over the past 2 years, our usage of Azure Data Lake as a reporting source has continued to grow and far exceeds more traditional sources like MS SQL, Oracle, etc.
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Pros
Apache
  • Its performance, ease of use, and simplicity in learning and deployment.
  • Using this tool, we can quickly analyze large amounts of data.
  • It's adequate for map-reducing large datasets and fully abstracted MapReduce.
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Microsoft
  • Setting up Azure Data Lake Storage account, container is quite easy
  • Access from anywhere and easy maintenance
  • Integration with Azure Data Factory service for end to end pipeline is pretty easy
  • Can store Any form of data (Structured, Unstructured, Semi) in faster manner
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Cons
Apache
  • UDFS Python errors are not interpretable. Developer struggles for a very very long time if he/she gets these errors.
  • Being in early stage, it still has a small community for help in related matters.
  • It needs a lot of improvements yet. Only recently they added datetime module for time series, which is a very basic requirement.
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Microsoft
  • study for the certifications also to have them as a reference for work when you have any questions about applying a configuration to the equipment.
  • The Internet interface is simple and easy to use. Capacity is good and it's good that HP continues to innovate with this technology
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Usability
Apache
It is quick, fast and easy to implement Apache Pig which makes is quite popular to be used.
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
Apache
The documentation is adequate. I'm not sure how large of an external community there is for support.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Apache Pig might help to start things faster at first and it was one of the best tool years back but it lacks important features that are needed in the data engineering world right now. Pig also has a steeper learning curve since it uses a proprietary language compared to Spark which can be coded with Python, Java.
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Microsoft
Azure Data Lake Storage from a functionality perspective is a much easier solution to work with. It's implementation from Amazon EMR went smooth, and continued usage is definitely better. However, Amazon EMR was significantly cheaper overall between the high transaction fees and cost of storage due to growth. The two both have their advantages and disadvantages, but the functionality of Azure Data Lake Storage outweighed it's cost
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Higher learning curve than other similar technologies so on-boarding new engineers or change ownership of Apache Pig code tends to be a bit of a headache
  • Once the language is learned and understood it can be relatively straightforward to write simple Pig scripts so development can go relatively quickly with a skilled team
  • As distributed technologies grow and improve, overall Apache Pig feels left in the dust and is more legacy code to support than something to actively develop with.
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Microsoft
  • Instead of having separate pools of storage for data we are now operating on a single layer platform which has cut down on time spent on maintaining those separate pools.
  • We have had more of an ROI with the scalability as we are able to control costs of storage when need be.
  • We are able to operate in a more streamlined approach as we are able to stay within the Azure suite of products and integrate seamlessly with the rest of the applications in our cloud-based infrastructure
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