Amazon EMR Competitors and Alternatives

The top Amazon EMR competitors are
  • Hortonworks Data Platform
  • Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop
  • MapR
  • Apache Spark
  • IBM InfoSphere BigInsights
Read reviews of Amazon EMR competitors and alternatives
Saravanan Ramaraj
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,... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

* Rolling upgrade * Disaster recovery features such as mirroring should be supported

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Completely use the community edition along with other features that can be implemented on top.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

No previous solution was in place.

What other advice do I have??

Study, analyze, and compare with other big data platforms features according to your requirements before choosing the... more»
BigDataConsult393
Consultant
Big Data Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 25 2017

What do you think of Apache Spark?

Valuable Features: The good performance. The nice graphical management console. The long list of ML algorithms. • Improvements to My Organization: We are able to solve problems, e.g., reporting on big data, that we were not able to tackle in the past. • Room for Improvement: Apache Spark provides very good performance The tuning phase is still tricky. • Use of Solution: I've used it for 2 years. • Deployment Issues: We didn't have an issue with the deployment. • Stability Issues: In the past we deployed Spark 1.3 to use Spark SQL but unfortunately one of our queries failed because of a bug fixed in following releases. Then we moved to Spark 1.6 but still some queries were failing when run against huge datasets. Now we are using version 2.1: it is more stable,...
Yogesh Kulkarni
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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Implementing a Hadoop cluster has become relatively straight-forward using CDH. Administering it is also less complex.... more»

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... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Licensing price on per node basis for Cloudera seems to be pretty steep (based on the inputs we have received from... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Cloudera is a prominent player in the Hadoop space and we did not have a need to adopt a different solution. However,... more»

What other advice do I have??

It is user friendly and installation is pretty straightforward. Cloudera Manager is a good tool to administer it.... more»

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