Azure HDInsight vs. Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure HDInsight
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
HDInsight is an implementation of the Apache Hadoop technology stack on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform: It is based on the Hortonworks Hadoop distribution. Microsoft Azure HDInsight includes implementations of Apache Spark, HBase, Storm, Pig, Hive, Sqoop, Oozie, Ambari, etc. It also integrates with with business intelligence (BI) tools such as Power BI, Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services.N/A
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft R Open and Revolution R Enterprise are big data R distribution for servers, Hadoop clusters, and data warehouses. Microsoft acquired original developer Revolution Analytics in 2016. Microsoft R is available in two editions: Microsoft R Open (formerly Revolution R Open) and Revolution R Enterprise.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure HDInsightMicrosoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Azure HDInsightMicrosoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Platform Connectivity
Comparison of Platform Connectivity features of Product A and Product B
Azure HDInsight
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Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
5.3
3 Ratings
46% below category average
Connect to Multiple Data Sources00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Extend Existing Data Sources00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Automatic Data Format Detection00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
MDM Integration00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Data Exploration
Comparison of Data Exploration features of Product A and Product B
Azure HDInsight
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Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
7.0
3 Ratings
19% below category average
Visualization00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Interactive Data Analysis00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Data Preparation
Comparison of Data Preparation features of Product A and Product B
Azure HDInsight
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Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
4.8
3 Ratings
53% below category average
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment00 Ratings5.13 Ratings
Data Transformations00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Data Encryption00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Built-in Processors00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Platform Data Modeling
Comparison of Platform Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Azure HDInsight
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Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.0
3 Ratings
34% below category average
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Automated Machine Learning00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Single platform for multiple model development00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Self-Service Model Delivery00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Model Deployment
Comparison of Model Deployment features of Product A and Product B
Azure HDInsight
-
Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.5
2 Ratings
28% below category average
Flexible Model Publishing Options00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls00 Ratings6.92 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure HDInsightMicrosoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(6 ratings)
6.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(5 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure HDInsightMicrosoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Well suited: A tiny-mid sized company with no immediate plans of growing the volume of their data processing, that can afford long response times from support. Also it helps if you are not prone to put your hands on Linux and Spark configuration. In fact, it can make things go really faster if you also work with the bundle-in Jupyter. And, if you need to perform some diagnostics and / or administrative tasks, that's full of tools to find an understand the Root Cause. Ideal for non experts. Less appropriate: Big Data company, intense on demand cluster creation, mission critical, costs reduction, latest versions of libraries required, sophisticate customizations required.
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Microsoft
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.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Microsoft
  • 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
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Cons
Microsoft
  • The only problem I have come across is when loading large volumes of data I sometimes get an error message, I assume this means something is corrupt from within. I would love a way for this to be resolved without having to start over.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
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Microsoft
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.
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Usability
Microsoft
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.
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Microsoft
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.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
Inexpert, isolated teams... not good for support an excessively complex platform. Lots of weeks or months for a complex problem troubleshoot. Many time lost stuck on MindTree, before the case was finally escalated with Microsoft!
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Microsoft
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
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.
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Microsoft
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.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • ROI is of course there, as no legacy software for data presentation.
  • No manual intervention for data retrieval.
  • Data is available anywhere as requested.
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Microsoft
  • Helped save company money versus buying other stat software
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