Compare Amazon EMR vs. Apache Spark

Amazon EMR is ranked 8th in Hadoop while Apache Spark is ranked 1st in Hadoop with 7 reviews. Amazon EMR is rated 0, while Apache Spark is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Apache Spark writes "Fast performance and has an easy initial setup". Amazon EMR is most compared with Hortonworks Data Platform, Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop and Apache Spark, whereas Apache Spark is most compared with Spring Boot, AWS Lambda and Azure Stream Analytics.
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8th
out of 24 in Hadoop
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2,946
Comparisons
2,422
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Avg. Rating
N/A
1st
out of 24 in Hadoop
Views
11,333
Comparisons
9,306
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
182
Avg. Rating
7.9
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Amazon Elastic MapReduce
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Overview
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.

Spark provides programmers with an application programming interface centered on a data structure called the resilient distributed dataset (RDD), a read-only multiset of data items distributed over a cluster of machines, that is maintained in a fault-tolerant way. It was developed in response to limitations in the MapReduce cluster computing paradigm, which forces a particular linear dataflowstructure on distributed programs: MapReduce programs read input data from disk, map a function across the data, reduce the results of the map, and store reduction results on disk. Spark's RDDs function as a working set for distributed programs that offers a (deliberately) restricted form of distributed shared memory

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