Amazon EMR vs. Hortonworks Data Platform

As of February 2019, Amazon EMR is ranked 5th in Hadoop with 1 review vs Hortonworks Data Platform which is ranked 2nd in Hadoop with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of Amazon EMR writes "Ability to easily and quickly resize the cluster is what really makes it stand out". The top reviewer of Hortonworks Data Platform writes "It is open and there is no lock-in". Amazon EMR is most compared with Hortonworks Data Platform, Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop and MapR. Hortonworks Data Platform is most compared with Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, Amazon EMR and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights.
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Pros
The ability to resize the cluster is what really makes it stand out over other Hadoop and big data solutions.

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We use it for data science activities.Ranger for security; with Ranger we can manager user’s permissions/access controls very easily.Ambari Web UI: user-friendly.

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Cons
There were times where they would release new versions and it seemed to end up breaking old versions, which is very strange.

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Security and workload management need improvement.Hive performance. If Hive performance increased, Hadoop would replace (not everywhere) traditional databases.Deleting any service requires a lot of clean up, unlike Cloudera.

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Ranking
5th
out of 24 in Hadoop
Views
4,311
Comparisons
2,366
Reviews
1
Followers
230
Avg. Rating
9.0
2nd
out of 24 in Hadoop
Views
12,126
Comparisons
5,416
Reviews
5
Followers
263
Avg. Rating
7.8
Top Comparisons
Compared 12% of the time.
Also Known As
Amazon Elastic MapReduceHortonworks, 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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