Amazon EMR vs Azure HDInsight: What are the differences?
What is Amazon EMR? Distribute your data and processing across a Amazon EC2 instances using Hadoop. It is used in a variety of applications, including log analysis, data warehousing, machine learning, financial analysis, scientific simulation, and bioinformatics.
What is Azure HDInsight? A cloud-based service from Microsoft for big data analytics. It is a cloud-based service from Microsoft for big data analytics that helps organizations process large amounts of streaming or historical data.
Amazon EMR and Azure HDInsight belong to "Big Data as a Service" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Amazon EMR are:
- Elastic- Amazon EMR enables you to quickly and easily provision as much capacity as you need and add or remove capacity at any time. Deploy multiple clusters or resize a running cluster
- Low Cost- Amazon EMR is designed to reduce the cost of processing large amounts of data. Some of the features that make it low cost include low hourly pricing, Amazon EC2 Spot integration, Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance integration, elasticity, and Amazon S3 integration.
- Flexible Data Stores- With Amazon EMR, you can leverage multiple data stores, including Amazon S3, the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and Amazon DynamoDB.
On the other hand, Azure HDInsight provides the following key features:
- Fully managed
- Open-source analytics service in the cloud for enterprises