Spark SQL Competitors and Alternatives

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MapR
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Real User
Founder at Chicago area Hadoop User Group (CHUG)
Mar 02 2018

What is most valuable?

MapR’s strength comes from their file system. Because they start with the raw disk, they are able to expose the storage through various APIs and have the ability to lockdown and secure the file system better than the Apache derivatives, which... more»

How has it helped my organization?

To be clear, all of the main three vendors are capable of supporting multiple big data use cases. Where they differ is going to be in terms of scalability, supported tools, and the stability of the tools. MapR has MapR-DB, which supports most... more»

What needs improvement?

All products have room for improvement. Because of MapR-FS, they have an incredible advantage in terms of stability, cross cluster replication, and extensibility to create products like MapR-DB (Binary and JSON tables) and MapR Streams. One... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Vice President - Big Data and Delivery at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

* Cloudera Manager for administering the Hadoop cluster * Cloudera specific solutions like Impala * Extensive documentation * Good user community

How has it helped my organization?

Implementing a Hadoop cluster has become relatively straight-forward using CDH. Administering it is also less complex. As a result, efforts spent in these areas are less than anticipated.

What needs improvement?

* Some of the UI features seem confusing e.g. charts on the CM Services page * Sometimes it gets confusing to follow a single path for installation due to multiple recommended approaches e.g. parcels vs packages
Hortonworks
Hortonworks
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Real User
Solution Architect at MIMOS Berhad
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* It's the one and only complete open source big data platform * Ambari-managed admin configuration for HDFS, YARN, Hive, HBase, etc. * Customized dashboards * Web-based HDFS browser * SQL editor for Hive * Apache Phoenix - OLTP and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Maintenance of our own data lake in the enterprise-level * Storage and analysis of server logs * Applying Operational Intelligence in the enterprise-level based on the analysis of various department units data * Semantic analysis based on... more»

What needs improvement?

* Rolling upgrade * Disaster recovery features such as mirroring should be supported
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Solutions Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 17 2016

What is most valuable?

The things that I have found of value are those that make database management easier to deal with. I have been using Netezza and Oracle DBA for several years so the big data is a bit of a mind shift for me. The thing that I have found most... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The customer that I am working with has had a portion of the database that they will be shifting from Netezza to BigInsights. This will remove all of the queries and overhead on Netezza around those tables. This will be a big improvement and... more»

What needs improvement?

I have found a lot of issues in Fluid Query and BigInsights Applications to move data in the enterprise version. I have several tickets on these with IBM as they need to be addressed to have a solid implementation. Fortunately none of these... more»
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Consultant
Senior Information Management Consultant at a retailer with 51-200 employees
Sep 25 2016

What do you think of Netezza Analytics?

Valuable Features There is minimal on-going maintenance. • Improvements to My Organization There were some reports we couldn't get because of performance, but with Netezza we could get more of them. • Room for Improvement It needs a better in-house development tool. • Use of Solution I've used it for three years. • Deployment Issues Functions are difficult to deploy. • Stability Issues No issues encountered. • Scalability Issues No issues encountered. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: 7/10. Technical Support: 7/10. • Previous Solutions Our customers mostly switch from traditional RDMs to appliances. • Initial Setup It is very easy to setup. • Implementation Team We used an in-house vendor who were 8/10. ...

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