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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

Microsoft R

If you are a MS shop specifically, or have more generic data requirement needs from Microsoft sourced data this will work well. If you have a lot of disparate data across a number of unique platforms/cloud systems/3rd party hosted data warehouses then this product will have issues or a lack of documentation on the net. Performance-wise this product is equal to other R platforms out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
5.9
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
7.2
Extend Existing Data Sources
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.4
Automatic Data Format Detection
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.8
MDM Integration
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
3.0

Data Exploration

Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.6
Visualization
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
7.0
Interactive Data Analysis
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.2

Data Preparation

Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
5.2
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.3
Data Transformations
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
5.5
Data Encryption
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
3.0
Built-in Processors
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.1

Platform Data Modeling

Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.0
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
5.5
Automated Machine Learning
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
5.0
Single platform for multiple model development
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
7.6
Self-Service Model Delivery
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.1

Model Deployment

Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.1
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
6.4
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
5.8

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

Microsoft R

  • It allows distributed algorithm runs on Hadoop HDFS cluster
  • It allows using different file formats such as SAS7BAT files or complex files in tab or comma delimited making data munging easier
  • It provides scalable solutions by allowing users to re-use R scripts and distributing the computing over nodes through RHadoop
Shailesh Deshpande | 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

Microsoft R

  • Very steep learning curve... for such a quick and useful tool the learning curve is unacceptable.
  • Very dangerous in the wrong hands. Because most add-ons are pre-written, you have to trust the community that malicious script is not used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure HDInsight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft R

Microsoft R 7.0
Based on 1 answer
In general, Revolution Analytics brings a lot of value to the organization. The renewal decision would be based on return on investment in terms of quantified actionable insights that are getting generated against the cost of the product. Additionally, market brand of the tool and reputation risk in terms of possible acquisition and its impact to overall organizational analytic strategy would be considered as well.
Shailesh Deshpande | 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

Microsoft R

Microsoft R 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is good, easy to use, improvements are being made to the product and more info being shared in the community. It just needs some more time to become more integrated to other platforms and tools/data out there.
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

Microsoft R

Microsoft R 7.2
Based on 2 answers
Generally support comes through the forums and user generated channels which are helpful, easy to access, quickly turned around and provided by knowledgeable users. However the support channels are not employees and the channels are often used as a way to learn quick difficult elements of R. Better design, users interface and tutorial options would alleviate the need for this sort of interaction.
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

Microsoft R

The two are different products for different purposes. But for someone who has little or no experience in R programming, Power BI would be better for starting with. Having said that, Microsoft R is built on R, thus allowing for customization of complex calculations not typically available otherwise.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft R

  • Helped save company money versus buying other stat software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure HDInsight

General

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

Microsoft R

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure HDInsight
8.2
Microsoft R
5.7

Likelihood to Renew

Azure HDInsight
Microsoft R
7.0

Usability

Azure HDInsight
8.2
Microsoft R
7.0

Support Rating

Azure HDInsight
8.2
Microsoft R
7.2

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