Datameer Personal Edition
Hector Jimenez | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 20, 2014

Datameer Personal Edition

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Datameer

Datameer is being used as a proof of concept for Hadoop by information technology and engineering. We are trying to provide an analytical platform which can potentially be used across all the departments in the organization. We don't have a lack of data, and are focusing on use cases where unstructured or semi-structured data is relevant. For example, text notes used Customer Service to document cases and follow-up internally with other departments.
  • It is the only solution out there that provides a true face to Hadoop and all the other technologies around it.
  • It enables regular users and analysts with capabilities that are only available for data scientists in other solutions.
  • It provides an "Excel-like" interface to have quick and simple access to data in Hadoop.
  • Data visualization and graphics. Right now it's not very user friendly. Creating dashboards requires a lot of work that can be done by the application
  • We have not been able to reach our business objectives just yet.
  • Hadoop its a hard sell in most companies still.
  • Legacy skills are still highly on demand and as long as an easier path leverage SQL for example is available, it would be hard to gain more adoption.
Not sure how to compare Datameer with other products, it has a flavor of Excel and PowerPivot, it leverages D3.js and HTML5 for visualizations. The modeling capabilities are one of its strongest aspects. We've been looking at Tableau, Qlikview, Microstrategy, Cognos Insight, and SAP Lumira.
Mostly for the complexity in analyzing data using visualizations or building dashboards.
Datameer seems to be more suited towards big data scenarios, like clickstream data or server logs.