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Pros
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""This is the best tool for hosts and it's really flexible and scalable."

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"The scalability is the key reason why we are on this platform.""Hortonworks should not be expensive at all to those looking into using it.""The data platform is pretty neat. The workflow is also really good."

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Cons
"The dashboard management could be better. Right now, it's lacking a bit.""The most complicated thing is configuring to the cluster and ensure it's running correctly."

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"The version control of the software is also an issue.""It would also be nice if there were less coding involved."

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"It is priced well and it is affordable"

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup is pretty straightforward.
Top Answer: The price of the solution may be a bit more than other competitors, such as Microsoft.
Top Answer: The dashboard management could be better. Right now, it's lacking a bit. I'd like more of a remote connection between my computer and the solution. We have multi-factor authentication, and at one… more »
Top Answer: The data platform is pretty neat. The workflow is also really good.
Top Answer: The NiFi platform could be enhanced. This refers to the data ingestion in a workflow. It would also be nice if there was less coding involved.
Top Answer: We use this solution for the hospitality industry.
Ranking
6th
out of 22 in Hadoop
Views
1,843
Comparisons
1,597
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
476
Rating
6.0
4th
out of 22 in Hadoop
Views
1,727
Comparisons
1,139
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
348
Rating
8.5
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Also Known As
Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Hortonworks, HDP
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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.
Hortonworks is a leading innovator in the industry, creating, distributing and supporting enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications. Our mission is to manage the world's data. We have a single-minded focus on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, NiFi, and Spark. We along with our 1600+ partners provide the expertise, training and services that allow our customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business. Our connected data platforms powers modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. We are Powering the Future of Data.
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Sample Customers
Yelp
Mayo Clinic, Symantec, Progressive Insurance, Noble Energy, Cardinal Health, Rogers, Mercy, Neustar, TRUECar, T-Mobile
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Media Company22%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise52%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon EMR vs. Hortonworks Data Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Amazon EMR is ranked 6th in Hadoop with 2 reviews while Hortonworks Data Platform is ranked 4th in Hadoop with 2 reviews. Amazon EMR is rated 6.0, while Hortonworks Data Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon EMR writes "Stable but could offer better dashboard management and workarounds for multi-factor authentication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hortonworks Data Platform writes "A modeling and analysis data platform that is inexpensive and stable". Amazon EMR is most compared with Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, Apache Spark, Qubole Data Services, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric and Spark SQL, whereas Hortonworks Data Platform is most compared with HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Cloudera DataFlow, Apache Spark, Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop and Cask. See our Amazon EMR vs. Hortonworks Data Platform report.

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