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Top Five Hosted Hadoop-Based Applications Reviewed

Amazon Elastic MapReduce; Cloud Era CDH; InfoSphere BigInsights; MapR M3 and M5 and Hortonworks Data Platform

It is our goal at Monitis to make the lives of web developers and system administrators easy. We have reviewed the 5 leading hosted hadoop-based applications and given a short analysis of them in this post to help guide you in finding a solution that best suits your needs.

The article covers: Amazon Elastic MapReduce; Cloud Era CDH; InfoSphere BigInsights; MapR M3 and M5 and Hortonworks Data Platform.

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Amazon Elastic MapReduce (http://aws.amazon.com/elasticmapreduce/)

Introduced by Amazon in 2009, Elastic MapReduce automates the process of various Hadoop cluster processes and transfers between Amazon’s EC2 and S3 products. For a minimal fee, Amazon will provide its clients with the ability to launch a preconfigured Hadoop cluster to run a client’s MapReduce Program.

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Pros

  • Very easy to setup a job flow
  • There’s an enormous amount of documentation available to help new users
  • Example applications are provided, giving an option to test drive the application before putting it to use.
  • Entire application system can be powered by a command line interface, compared to a web-based management console.
  • Ability to conduct several jobs simultaneously and parallel.
  • No hardware is needed and costs can be very limited, which is great for small businesses seeking to be more cost efficient.

Cons

  • Need an account with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Service is only available in the United States
  • Requires the use of Amazon’s S3 service, which adds extra costs to an overall project (data transfer, security etc.)

 

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Cloudera CDH (www.cloudera.com)

Founded in March 2009, Cloudera was previously considered to be the Red Hat of the Hadoop World. With a large customer base of over 400 (including paid and free downloads), the company’s offerings include the  Cloudera Enterprise products and Training & Support Services. Formed by a number of key executives from various technology giants (Oracle, Yahoo, Google and Facebook), Cloudera is considered the pioneer in the Hadoop community, having a head start in the industry compared to its competitors.

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Pros

  • Free application that can be easily downloaded
  • Installed internally within an organization which allows the company to have full control of all processes, jobs etc.
  • Technical support is superior and the knowledgebase is an essential resource to anyone starting out with Hadoop
  • Used by a large number of companies worldwide, and has been proven as a leading choice in Hadoop applications.
  • Application includes additional resources and components (e.g. Pig, Hive, Flume, HBase, Zookeeper, Mahout, Whirr, Hue, Sqoop and Oozie)
  • Cloudera conducts quarterly updates: eliminating the need to conduct a big scale annual upgrade.

Cons

  • Requires companies to obtain the necessary hardware in order to install the application, adding additional costs.
  • Additional costs are added to support and maintain the application, increasing the company’s operating costs.

 

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IBM InfoSphere BigInsights (www.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/biginsights)

A new product introduced in May 2011, the product is geared towards handling extremely large volumes of streaming data using a Hadoop-based analytics framework. IBM states that the IBM InfoSphere Biginsights will be able to handle “tens-of-petabytes” of data, and will retain a sub-millisecond response time. The company also plans to launch 20 new service offerings, including numerous analytical tools for business and IT.

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Pros

  • Superior product support and long standing company reputation established from many years of servicing the IT community.
  • Comes standard with a number of essential components including; PIG programming, IBM DB2 and IBM BigSheets.
  • Offers two replication models that provide log-based replication working independently (queue-based and SQL-based).
  • Lots of documentation and step-by-step training is available from the IBM website.
  • Superior product for analysing big data in motion that needs to be continuously analyzed in real time.

Cons

  • New to the marketplace and has not been around long enough to ensure a solid reputation.
  • An expensive solution for small/medium size organizations seeking to utilize a more cost effective application.

 

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MapR M3 and M5 (www.mapr.com)

With headquarters in San Jose, CA, MapR markets its proprietary applications with a focus on providing a number of key features and capabilities for the use with MapReduce and Hadoop.

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Pros

  • Offers superior monitoring that can provide a better understanding of data distribution and processing – essential for achieving increased performance.
  • A free version is offered, which includes everything except management tools which are only offered in its M5 series products.
  • Excellent technical support and vast quantities of documentation available

Cons

  • New to the marketplace so has a limited reputation
  • An expensive solution for small/medium size organizations
  • 24×7 support is only available on the paid version of the application
  • Requires an enormous amount of disk space to install (25GB), compared to similar products.

 

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Hortonworks Data Platform (http://hortonworks.com/)

Hortonworks was formed in June 2011 by a number of key architects and Hadoop committers formerly employed within the Yahoo Hadoop Software department. The company’s offerings include; HDP (Hadoop Data Platform) and Training Support Services. The company currently serves 2 customers – Yahoo and Microsoft.

Pros

  • A spin-off Yahoo product, so it’s been tested in the marketplace.
  • Lots of documentation and support available from the knowledgebase community.
  • The company is continuously working with Yahoo to develop its future products
  • Scalable to meet the demands of specific projects.
  • Offers variations and expanded product offerings from partnerships with a number of specialized companies.

Cons

  • Product is similar in nature to Cloudera, and provides similar features.

 

1 YEAR WEBSITE TRAFFIC COMPARISON (from Compete.com)

Hadoop Based Application Website Performance

Hadoop Based Application Website Performance Stats

Hopefully our post has been of interest to web developers and system administrators.

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