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Matthew Cloney
Real User
Data Science Engineer
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to resize the cluster is what really makes it stand out over other Hadoop and big data solutions. You can do it very easily and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Well, I've been at two different companies and mostly I'll relate to my experience at HLI, Human Longevity, in San Diego. We used it for genomics… more»

What needs improvement?

There were times where they would release new versions and it seemed to end up breaking old versions, which is very strange. It could have been a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, not really. The reason that we used it at that company - when I got there, that's what they were using. It was because my boss was very big on… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say take advantage of the documentation that exists, there are a lot of tutorials, and there's a really good community. The documentation… more»

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Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) is a web service that makes it easy to quickly and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. Amazon EMR simplifies big data processing, providing a managed Hadoop framework that makes it easy, fast, and cost-effective for you to distribute and process vast amounts of your data across dynamically scalable Amazon EC2 instances.
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