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Score 8.2 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Hadoop

Hadoop is well suited for healthcare organizations that deal with huge amounts of data and optimizing data.
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SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence is well-suited for companies that already have employees doing SAS programming or companies that want to move into a more advanced, paid business intelligence platform. The software is a natural extension of the base SAS system, and base SAS programmers should enjoy the visual capabilities offered by SAS Business Intelligence. The software, of course, is not only for established SAS customers. It is easy enough for non-SAS programmers to figure it out, but it will be easier for experienced professionals. SAS Business Intelligence is ideal for companies looking to have reports automated, such as accounting reports, processing reports, statistical reports, and various other business reports. The software is not appropriate for one or two person shops, unless you are the type that wants to create reports for yourself. I think it would be hard to justify the cost if the company does not have executives interested in real-time visualization and analytics. If they're not going to use it, it's not useful.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
6.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Publish to Web
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2
Report Versioning
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2

Access Control and Security

Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
9.2

Mobile Capabilities

Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
Dedicated Android Application
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
REST API
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
iFrames
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Java API
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Hadoop
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

Pros

Hadoop

  • Hadoop is a very cost effective storage solution for businesses’ exploding data sets.
  • Hadoop can store and distribute very large data sets across hundreds of servers that operate, therefore it is a highly scalable storage platform.
  • Hadoop can process terabytes of data in minutes and faster as compared to other data processors.
  • Hadoop File System can store all types of data, structured and unstructured, in nodes across many servers
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SAS Business Intelligence

  • SAS Business Intelligence is very easy to set up and automate. Very easy.
  • SAS Business Intelligence graphics are above average, and the user interactivity is generally better than others in the industry.
  • SAS Business Intelligence makes doing advanced calculations much easier than other tools. That may be because the software uses SAS programming behind the scenes, and users that know SAS programming will find it easier to create business intelligence charts.
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Cons

Hadoop

  • Hadoop is a batch oriented processing framework, it lacks real time or stream processing.
  • Hadoop's HDFS file system is not a POSIX compliant file system and does not work well with small files, especially smaller than the default block size.
  • Hadoop cannot be used for running interactive jobs or analytics.
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SAS Business Intelligence

  • Software setup and administration can be cumbersome if you do not have the right people to tune the product to operate efficiently
  • Data Integration product can be difficult for those who do not already have some data processing experience.
  • Difficult to get some departments to buy in to using the product as they are siloed into another product.
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Likelihood to Renew

Hadoop

Hadoop 9.6
Based on 8 answers
Hadoop is organization-independent and can be used for various purposes ranging from archiving to reporting and can make use of economic, commodity hardware. There is also a lot of saving in terms of licensing costs - since most of the Hadoop ecosystem is available as open-source and is free
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SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 9.3
Based on 3 answers
There is no other product that can match SAS. There are some products that can compare to ETL but lack the analytics that SAS has. Others can perform a limited set of analytical procedures but lack the data processing that comes with SAS. Using thin client allows users to access data whenever they have an internet connection.
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Usability

Hadoop

Hadoop 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I found it really useful during my academic projects. Data handling for large data sets was easy with Hadoop. It used to work really fast for bigger data sets. I found it reliable.
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SAS Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Hadoop

Hadoop 6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 10.0
Based on 1 answer
When you call tech support, you are immediately routed to a person who can answer your question. Often they can answer on the spot. However, if they cannot, you are given a track number and then followed up with. There have been times when I have had multiple track numbers open and they will actually TRACK YOU DOWN to ensure that your problem has been resolved. Issues do not fall into black holes with SAS. They are also willing to do a WebEx with you to diagnose the problem by seeing your environment, which is always helpful.
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Online Training

Hadoop

Hadoop 6.1
Based on 2 answers
Hadoop is a complex topic and best suited for classrom training. Online training are a waste of time and money.
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SAS Business Intelligence

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Alternatives Considered

Hadoop

  • For real-time streaming, use Spark; can provide a stark contrast to the way MR works
  • Hadoop offers a scalable, cost-effective and highly available solution for big data storage and processing.
  • Amazon Redshift is somewhat closer to Hadoop. But to analyze Petabytes of data Hadoop as better performance.
  • Hadoop is being open source, is cheaper to use and do POCs for client
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SAS Business Intelligence

I have used Crystal Reports, Jaspersoft and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). I would recommended Business Intelligence over SSRS and Crystal Reports. SSRS is very SQL-centric and Crystal Reports is more of an end-user tool. I would recommend Jaspersoft over Business Intelligence for developing a seamless web-based reporting interface but I highly recommend Business Intelligence for end-user ad-hoc reporting.
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Return on Investment

Hadoop

  • Hadoop as a huge impact on reducing the cost of data storage in our organization.
  • Other then that it also serves as low-cost big data processing framework.
  • The use of commodity hardware for the physical layer greatly reduces technological dependency on proprietary products.
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SAS Business Intelligence

  • Positive Impact: better customer service. We have been able to deliver reports that will help multiple employees and implement any feedback they have on those reports quickly.
  • Positive Impact: increased inter-departmental discussions. We have long had a problem working in silos. Now we are pulling data from multiple departments into one report, and it becomes easy to see how what one department is doing in affecting another. We had a meeting to discuss a preliminary report on course scheduling efficiency. It included data from our Facilities folks and our academic Deans. Once we put the numbers up on the screen, there spawned a helpful discussion about how what one department can do to help another.
  • Positive Impact: organizational transparency. For the first time, our users are exposed to a wealth of data about themselves and other areas of the college. It is starting to make some question the way we do business, and if there is a better way.
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Pricing Details

Hadoop

General

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

SAS Business Intelligence

General

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

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