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Score 8.4 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Spark

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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Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

We use it only when we need to and we have found that the software does what it needs to, it's user friendly and us also really helpful in many other ways as well. Like I mentioned before, we love the security and the speed we receive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Apache Spark
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
8.1
Ease of building user interfaces
Apache Spark
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
9.0
Scalability
Apache Spark
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
7.0
Platform management overhead
Apache Spark
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
9.0
Workflow engine capability
Apache Spark
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
8.0
Platform access control
Apache Spark
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
8.0
Services-enabled integration
Apache Spark
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
8.0
Development environment creation
Apache Spark
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
9.0
Issue recovery
Apache Spark
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
7.0

Pros

Apache Spark

  • 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
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Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

  • User friendly
  • Offers support and assistance
  • Worth the cost
  • Time efficient
  • Good reliability
  • Reliable support
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Cons

Apache Spark

  • 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
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Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

  • Less pricey
  • Customizable
  • A little more help in setting up/using the systems
  • Constant upgrades are always pricey
  • Some bugs noticable
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Alternatives Considered

Apache Spark

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 Hadoop 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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Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

Although new, Oracle has been exceptionally good speed wise and the customer service is top notch
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Return on Investment

Apache Spark

  • It has had a very positive impact, as it helps reduce the data processing time and thus helps us achieve our goals much faster.
  • Being easy to use, it allows us to adapt to the tool much faster than with others, which in turn allows us to access various data sources such as Hadoop, Apache Mesos, Kubernetes, independently or in the cloud. This makes it very useful.
  • It was very easy for me to use Apache Spark and learn it since I come from a background of Java and SQL, and it shares those basic principles and uses a very similar logic.
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Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

  • It has had a good impact we are able to complete our projects in time
  • We can save all our data in a safe and secure location
  • Our data analysis is now faster than ever
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Pricing Details

Apache Spark

General

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

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Spark
8.5
Oracle Big Data Cloud Service
10.0

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