Amazon Athena vs Amazon EMR: What are the differences?
Amazon Athena: Query S3 Using SQL. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run; Amazon EMR: Distribute your data and processing across a Amazon EC2 instances using Hadoop. 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.
Amazon Athena belongs to "Big Data Tools" category of the tech stack, while Amazon EMR can be primarily classified under "Big Data as a Service".
"Use SQL to analyze CSV files" is the top reason why over 9 developers like Amazon Athena, while over 13 developers mention "On demand processing power" as the leading cause for choosing Amazon EMR.
Netflix, Medium, and Yelp are some of the popular companies that use Amazon EMR, whereas Amazon Athena is used by Auto Trader, Zola, and Twilio SendGrid. Amazon EMR has a broader approval, being mentioned in 95 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Athena, which is listed in 50 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.