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Altiscale vs Google BigQuery: What are the differences?

What is Altiscale? Hadoop as a Service. we run Apache Hadoop for you. We not only deploy Hadoop, we monitor, manage, fix, and update it for you. Then we take it a step further: We monitor your jobs, notify you when something’s wrong with them, and can help with tuning.

What is Google BigQuery? Analyze terabytes of data in seconds. Run super-fast, SQL-like queries against terabytes of data in seconds, using the processing power of Google's infrastructure Load data with ease. Bulk load your data using Google Cloud Storage or stream it in. Easy access. Access BigQuery by using a browser tool, a command-line tool, or by making calls to the BigQuery REST API with client libraries such as Java, PHP or Python..

Altiscale and Google BigQuery can be categorized as "Big Data as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Altiscale are:

  • Hadoop Dialtone
  • “Infinite” Hadoop
  • A Proactive Hadoop Helpdesk

On the other hand, Google BigQuery provides the following key features:

  • All behind the scenes- Your queries can execute asynchronously in the background, and can be polled for status.
  • Import data with ease- Bulk load your data using Google Cloud Storage or stream it in bursts of up to 1,000 rows per second.
  • Affordable big data- The first Terabyte of data processed each month is free.

"Our data sci & analysts would scream if went back toEMR" is the primary reason why developers consider Altiscale over the competitors, whereas "High Performance" was stated as the key factor in picking Google BigQuery.

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What is Altiscale?

we run Apache Hadoop for you. We not only deploy Hadoop, we monitor, manage, fix, and update it for you. Then we take it a step further: We monitor your jobs, notify you when something’s wrong with them, and can help with tuning.

What is Google BigQuery?

Run super-fast, SQL-like queries against terabytes of data in seconds, using the processing power of Google's infrastructure. Load data with ease. Bulk load your data using Google Cloud Storage or stream it in. Easy access. Access BigQuery by using a browser tool, a command-line tool, or by making calls to the BigQuery REST API with client libraries such as Java, PHP or Python.

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    Amazon Redshift
    Redshift makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. It is optimized for datasets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions.
    Amazon EMR
    Amazon EMR is used in a variety of applications, including log analysis, web indexing, data warehousing, machine learning, financial analysis, scientific simulation, and bioinformatics. Customers launch millions of Amazon EMR clusters every year.
    Snowflake
    Snowflake eliminates the administration and management demands of traditional data warehouses and big data platforms. Snowflake is a true data warehouse as a service running on Amazon Web Services (AWS)—no infrastructure to manage and no knobs to turn.
    Stitch
    Stitch is a simple, powerful ETL service built for software developers. Stitch evolved out of RJMetrics, a widely used business intelligence platform. When RJMetrics was acquired by Magento in 2016, Stitch was launched as its own company.
    Cloudera Enterprise
    Cloudera Enterprise includes CDH, the world’s most popular open source Hadoop-based platform, as well as advanced system management and data management tools plus dedicated support and community advocacy from our world-class team of Hadoop developers and experts.
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      Aggregation of user events and traits across a marketing website, SaaS web application, user account provisioning backend and Salesforce CRM. Enables full-funnel analysis of campaign ROI, customer acquisition, engagement and retention at both the user and target account level.

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