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Engineering Manager/Solution architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
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Useful tool within a distributed ecosystem

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is to function within a distributed ecosystem. Spark is part of EMR, a Hadoop distribution, and is one of the tools in the ecosystem. You are not working with Hadoop in a vacuum—you leverage Spark, Hive, HBase—because it is just a distributed ecosystem. It has no value within itself.  This solution can be deployed both on the cloud and on Cloudera distributions. 

What is most valuable?

This solution is useful to leverage within a distributed ecosystem. 

What needs improvement?

This solution could be improved by adding monitoring and integration for the EMR. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with Spark SQL for a few years. We are an outsourcing and consulting company, so it's not…

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is to function within a distributed ecosystem. Spark is part of EMR, a Hadoop distribution, and is one of the tools in the ecosystem. You are not working with Hadoop in a vacuum—you leverage Spark, Hive, HBase—because it is just a distributed ecosystem. It has no value within itself. 

This solution can be deployed both on the cloud and on Cloudera distributions. 

What is most valuable?

This solution is useful to leverage within a distributed ecosystem. 

What needs improvement?

This solution could be improved by adding monitoring and integration for the EMR. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with Spark SQL for a few years. We are an outsourcing and consulting company, so it's not for our use—we mostly work with clients. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward because it's a cloud-based solution. 

What about the implementation team?

We implement this solution for customers ourselves. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is no license or subscription for this solution. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution an eight out of ten and would recommend it to others. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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