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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure HDInsight

If you want to save costs and just pay for what you use, I highly recommend it. It will help you also to work with data for your reports and analytics. on the other hand I think it could be the subscription you have but high volume of data make it slow but not so much. anyway I think it's really good because it's from Microsoft which always is friendly to use it as all the suit they have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

BigQuery is unlike anything we've used as a big data tool. It is perfectly suited to query large data sets quickly and to store those large data sets for any time use. It's perfect for storing data and using it for reports. Logging data is the perfect application for BigQuery, but transactional data is possible as well
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Azure HDInsight
Google BigQuery
9.0
Automatic software patching
Azure HDInsight
Google BigQuery
9.3
Database scalability
Azure HDInsight
Google BigQuery
9.4
Automated backups
Azure HDInsight
Google BigQuery
8.8
Database security provisions
Azure HDInsight
Google BigQuery
8.8
Monitoring and metrics
Azure HDInsight
Google BigQuery
8.8
Automatic host deployment
Azure HDInsight
Google BigQuery
8.8

Pros

Azure HDInsight

  • Data is presented without interfering others (IT or other dept).
  • Data is managed properly and is available for retrievable any time.
  • Legacy use of CD/DVD and Pendrive are not required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

  • How many pros can a person type? This storage program gives workers and students the reality of unlimited storage space. I have never came close to overfilling my google cloud storage because it's huge and the best. I can view anything I save on there from any of my internet devices which is very important.
  • Depending on how you have the program set up - either online or through an application that lives on your desktop, dragging and dropping files to and from Cloud Storage couldn't be any more uncomplicated. Plus, new users who meet certain criteria - like updating personal security, or share the program receive additional free online storage.
  • The array of tools is very impressive, intuitive to use, and well organized in the sense that you don't have to go looking for individual apps. They're all easily accessed via a single dropdown.
Sam Lepak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure HDInsight

  • Spark version is old and crappy.
  • Lack of integration with other Azure platforms.
  • There is more room for improvement in workload based scaling.
  • Not easy to use. Log report hardly shows anything and the interface is not user friendly.
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

  • Though it is SQL some syntax are different but they are getting used to after you use for some time.
  • The legacy SQL is in beta state but can be used and you can run the query with simple SQL.
  • More documentation is needed for using User-defined functions in Big Query.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure HDInsight

Azure HDInsight 8.2
Based on 5 answers
Azure HDInsight is usable on the top of Azure Data Lake and gives us the benefit of analyzing large scale data workload in Hadoop. Usability and support from Microsoft are outstanding.
Krishn Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery 9.0
Based on 1 answer
BigQuery is a little bit difficult to learn at first. The tools are all there but it takes a few hours of practice and trial and error to be comfortable processing a large dataset. It can handle quite a bit and the cloud storage makes those experimental practice hours much easier to do in your spare time. The software is capable of doing a lot, it's just a matter of being patient and learning the ways of BigQuery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure HDInsight

Azure HDInsight 8.2
Based on 5 answers
Well suited in advertising and marketing to serve the business purpose and best fit in the transformation of high volume data.
Krishn Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery 8.4
Based on 16 answers
I rated the overall support for Google BigQuery as a mediocre five because it has limited support from Google. Instead, it is heavily dependent on an organization's IT resources such as SQL analysts and Data Architects to run big data reports or maintain data quality. Additionally, if errors occur during a run of complex SQL queries or when sending data to Google BigQuery from other sources, Google provides basic email support which needs to be complemented with internal data warehouse support to fix the root cause of the database errors. Finally, due to constraints on the amount of data an analyst can query or pay the additional cost when exceeding the limit, basic Google support is not sufficient to meet data needs without interruption.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure HDInsight

At this time I have not used any other similar products... I am open to it but Azure HDInsight and its components really work well for our organization.
Kristin Page | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

Spinning up, provisioning, maintaining and debugging a Hadoop solution can be non-trivial, painful. I'm talking about both GCE based or HDInsight clusters. It requires expertise (+ employee hire, costs). With BigQuery if someone has a good SQL knowledge (and maybe a little programming), can already start to test and develop. All of the infrastructure and platform services are taken care of. Google BigQuery is a magnitudes simpler to use than Hadoop, but you have to evaluate the costs. BigQuery billing is dependent on your data size and how much data your query touches.
Csaba Toth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure HDInsight

  • ROI is of course there, as no legacy software for data presentation.
  • No manual intervention for data retrieval.
  • Data is available anywhere as requested.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

  • Google BigQuery has had enormous impact in terms of ROI to our business, as it has allowed us to ease our dependence on our physical servers, which we pay for monthly from another hosting service. We have been able to run multiple enterprise scale data processing applications with almost no investment
  • Since our business is highly client focused, Google Cloud Platform, and BigQuery specifically, has allowed us to get very granular in how our usage should be attributed to different projects, clients, and teams.
  • Plain and simple, I believe the meager investments that we have made in Google BigQuery have paid themselves back hundreds of times over.
Alex Andrews | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure HDInsight

General

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

Azure HDInsight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Google BigQuery

General

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

Google BigQuery Editions & Modules

Edition
Queries (On-Demand)$51
Queries (Hourly Flex Slots)$42
Queries (Monthly Flat Rate)$20002
Queries (Annual Flat Rate)$1,7002
  1. per TB
  2. per 100 slots
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure HDInsight
8.2
Google BigQuery
8.7

Usability

Azure HDInsight
8.2
Google BigQuery
9.0

Support Rating

Azure HDInsight
8.2
Google BigQuery
8.4

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