Amazon EMR Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of Amazon EMR competitors and alternatives
MapR
Real User
Founder at Chicago area Hadoop User Group (CHUG)
Mar 02 2018

What is most valuable?

MapR’s strength comes from their file system. Because they start with the raw disk, they are able to expose the storage through various APIs and have the ability to lockdown and secure the file system better than the Apache derivatives, which... more»

How has it helped my organization?

To be clear, all of the main three vendors are capable of supporting multiple big data use cases. Where they differ is going to be in terms of scalability, supported tools, and the stability of the tools. MapR has MapR-DB, which supports most... more»

What needs improvement?

All products have room for improvement. Because of MapR-FS, they have an incredible advantage in terms of stability, cross cluster replication, and extensibility to create products like MapR-DB (Binary and JSON tables) and MapR Streams. One... more»
Real User
Vice President - Big Data and Delivery at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

* Cloudera Manager for administering the Hadoop cluster * Cloudera specific solutions like Impala * Extensive documentation * Good user community

How has it helped my organization?

Implementing a Hadoop cluster has become relatively straight-forward using CDH. Administering it is also less complex. As a result, efforts spent in these areas are less than anticipated.

What needs improvement?

* Some of the UI features seem confusing e.g. charts on the CM Services page * Sometimes it gets confusing to follow a single path for installation due to multiple recommended approaches e.g. parcels vs packages
Real User
Solution Architect at MIMOS Berhad
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* It's the one and only complete open source big data platform * Ambari-managed admin configuration for HDFS, YARN, Hive, HBase, etc. * Customized dashboards * Web-based HDFS browser * SQL editor for Hive * Apache Phoenix - OLTP and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Maintenance of our own data lake in the enterprise-level * Storage and analysis of server logs * Applying Operational Intelligence in the enterprise-level based on the analysis of various department units data * Semantic analysis based on... more»

What needs improvement?

* Rolling upgrade * Disaster recovery features such as mirroring should be supported
Consultant
Senior Information Management Consultant at a retailer with 51-200 employees
Sep 25 2016

What do you think of Netezza Analytics?

Valuable Features There is minimal on-going maintenance. • Improvements to My Organization There were some reports we couldn't get because of performance, but with Netezza we could get more of them. • Room for Improvement It needs a better in-house development tool. • Use of Solution I've used it for three years. • Deployment Issues Functions are difficult to deploy. • Stability Issues No issues encountered. • Scalability Issues No issues encountered. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: 7/10. Technical Support: 7/10. • Previous Solutions Our customers mostly switch from traditional RDMs to appliances. • Initial Setup It is very easy to setup. • Implementation Team We used an in-house vendor who were 8/10. ...
Jul 11 2018

What do you think of Apache Spark?

Primary Use Case Used for building big data platforms for processing huge volumes of data. Additionally, streaming data is critical. • Improvements to My Organization It provides a scalable machine learning library so that we can train and predict user behavior for promotion purposes. • Valuable Features Machine learning, real time streaming, and data processing are fantastic, as well as the resilient or fault tolerant feature. • Room for Improvement I would suggest for it to support more programming languages, and also provide an internal scheduler to schedule spark jobs with monitoring capability. • Use of Solution Trial/evaluations only.

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