Hadoop -- Great Value for What You Pay
September 21, 2020

Hadoop -- Great Value for What You Pay

Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Hadoop Common

Overall Satisfaction with Hadoop

It's used organization-wide for older data that's not used as frequently. We use Teradata to warehouse our more recent data, but for data we don't access as often, it's migrated to Hadoop. It addresses the problem of securely storing data without paying the fortune that most warehouses charge for premium cloud storage.


  • Accessible
  • Inexpensive
  • User friendly


  • Much slower than more premium platforms
  • Doesn't connect with other data warehouses
  • Not mainstream -- somewhat more, "hacky" of a solution
  • It's half the price of our more premium data storage, so we've saved 50% on costs there.
  • Figure it's about half as fast, so it takes 2x as long for queries to execute.
  • We utilize Hadoop cloud storage, so we've been able to reduce onsite maintenance costs.
Hadoop utilizes a SQL structure, which is great. You pay less for the services, but it's definitely less of an enterprise-level option and more just a good place to store your seldom-used data. Teradata and AWS are a lot faster in returning queries than Hadoop, but you pay more, of course.
It's a great value for what you pay, and most Data Base Administrators (DBAs) can walk in and use it without substantial training. I tend to dabble on the analyst side, so querying the data I need feels like it can take forever, especially on higher traffic days like Monday.
Great! Hadoop has an easy to use interface that mimics most other data warehouses. You can access your data via SQL and have it display in a terminal before exporting it to your business intelligence platform of choice. Of course, for smaller data sets, you can also export it to Microsoft Excel.

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Atlassian JIRA Align (formerly AgileCraft), Jira Software, Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance, Teradata Enterprise Data Warehousing, Teradata Database
Need cheap enterprise-level storage for data that is necessary to keep but isn't regularly accessed? Hadoop is the option for you. If you regularly have analysts or apps accessing the data warehouse, look for something more premium such as Teradata. The good news is that general SQL knowledge transfers well to this warehouse.


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