Likelihood to Recommend
The software appears to run more efficiently than other big data tools, such as Hadoop. Given that, Apache Spark is well-suited for querying and trying to make sense of very, very large data sets. The software offers many advanced machine learning and econometrics tools, although these tools are used only partially because very large data sets require too much time when the data sets get too large. The software is not well-suited for projects that are not big data in size. The graphics and analytical output are subpar compared to other tools.
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It's well suited for large, fastly growing, and frequently changing data warehouses (e.g., in startups). It's also suited for companies that want a single, relatively easy-to-use, centralized cloud service for all their data needs. Larger, more structured organizations could still benefit from this service by using Synapse Dedicated SQL Pools, knowing that costs will be much higher than other solutions. I think this product is not suited for smaller, simpler workloads (where an
Azure SQL Database
and a Data Factory could be enough) or very large scenarios, where it may be better to build custom infrastructure.
Read full review Pros Rich APIs for data transformation making for very each to transform and prepare data in a distributed environment without worrying about memory issues Faster in execution times compare to Hadoop and PIG Latin Easy SQL interface to the same data set for people who are comfortable to explore data in a declarative manner Interoperability between SQL and Scala / Python style of munging data Read full review Create data pipelines to connect with multiple data workspace(s) and external data Ability to connect with Azure Data Lake (sequentially) for data warehousing Being able to manage connections and create integration runtimes (for onPrem data capture) Read full review Cons Memory management. Very weak on that. PySpark not as robust as scala with spark. spark master HA is needed. Not as HA as it should be. Locality should not be a necessity, but does help improvement. But would prefer no locality Read full review It takes some time to setup a proper SQL Datawarehouse architecture. Without proper SSIS/automation scripts, this can be a very daunting task. It takes a lot of foresight when designing a Data Warehouse. If not properly designed, it can be very troublesome to use and/or modify later on. It takes a lot of effort to maintain. Businesses are continually changing. With that, a full time staff member or more will be required to maintain the SQL Data Warehouse. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Capacity of computing data in cluster and fast speed.
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The only thing I dislike about spark's usability is the learning curve, there are many actions and transformations, however, its wide-range of uses for ETL processing, facility to integrate and it's multi-language support make this library a powerhouse for your data science solutions. It has especially aided us with its lightning-fast processing times.
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The data warehouse portion is very much like old style on-prem SQL server, so most SQL skills one has mastered carry over easily. Azure Data Factory has an easy drag and drop system which allows quick building of pipelines with minimal coding. The Spark portion is the only really complex portion, but if there's an in-house python expert, then the Spark portion is also quiet useable.
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1. It integrates very well with scala or python. 2. It's very easy to understand SQL interoperability. 3. Apache is way faster than the other competitive technologies. 4. The support from the Apache community is very huge for Spark. 5. Execution times are faster as compared to others. 6. There are a large number of forums available for Apache Spark. 7. The code availability for Apache Spark is simpler and easy to gain access to. 8. Many organizations use Apache Spark, so many solutions are available for existing applications.
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Microsoft does its best to support Synapse. More and more articles are being added to the documentation, providing more useful information on best utilizing its features. The examples provided work well for basic knowledge, but more complex examples should be added to further assist in discovering the vast abilities that the system has.
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Spark in comparison to similar technologies ends up being a one stop shop. You can achieve so much with this one framework instead of having to stitch and weave multiple technologies from the
stack, all while getting incredibility performance, minimal boilerplate, and getting the ability to write your application in the language of your choosing.
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When client is already having or using Azure then it’s wise to go with Synapse rather than using
. We got a lot of help from Microsoft consultants and Microsoft partners while implementing our EDW via Synapse and support is easily available via Microsoft resources and blogs. I don’t see that with
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Basically, the billing is predictable, and this all about it.
Read full review Return on Investment Business leaders are able to take data driven decisions Business users are able access to data in near real time now . Before using spark, they had to wait for at least 24 hours for data to be available Business is able come up with new product ideas Read full review We have had an improvement in our overall processing time Cost was much lower than most of its competitors Our reporting needs have grown and housing the data here has been great Read full review ScreenShots