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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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"Some of the best features are stored procedures, parallelism, and different indexing strategies.""I think it scales really well and as long as you take enough time to learn a little bit about it, it works really well."

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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 areas of the solution that is needing the most improvement are separating compute from storage, elasticity, which means scaling up and then retracting.""The biggest problems we have is when the backup solution is failing or slow and we run out of log space, which has happened probably a couple of times in the last four years."

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"In a traditional on-prem database, in a data warehouse, the solution is probably on the expensive side."

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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: Some of the best features are stored procedures, parallelism, and different indexing strategies.
Top Answer: In a traditional on-prem database, in a data warehouse, the solution is probably on the expensive side.
Top Answer: The areas of the solution that is needing the most improvement are separating compute from storage, elasticity, which means scaling up and then retracting.
Ranking
6th
out of 22 in Hadoop
Views
1,843
Comparisons
1,597
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
476
Rating
6.0
14th
out of 30 in Data Warehouse
Views
398
Comparisons
267
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
468
Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
Amazon Elastic MapReduce
InfoSphere Warehouse, IBM InfoSphere Warehouse
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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.
InfoSphere Warehouse is a suite of products that combines the strength of DB2 with a data warehousing infrastructure from IBM. You can use InfoSphere Warehouse to build a complete data warehousing solution that includes a highly scalable relational database, data access capabilities, and front-end analysis tools.
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company29%
Media Company22%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm13%
Educational Organization10%
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Amazon EMR is ranked 6th in Hadoop with 2 reviews while IBM Db2 Warehouse is ranked 14th in Data Warehouse with 2 reviews. Amazon EMR is rated 6.0, while IBM Db2 Warehouse is rated 8.0. 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 IBM Db2 Warehouse writes "If you have good people designing how the data is stored, this is a marvelous tool". Amazon EMR is most compared with Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, Hortonworks Data Platform, Apache Spark, Qubole Data Services and HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, whereas IBM Db2 Warehouse is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Teradata, Apache Hadoop and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse.

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