One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Apache Hadoop vs Snowflake.
People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out?
What is the biggest difference between Apache Hadoop and Snowflake? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating data warehouse systems and why?
Thanks for helping your peers make the best decision!
Apache Hadoop is for data lake use cases. But getting data out of Hadoop for meaningful analytics is indeed need quite an amount of work. by either using spark/Hive/presto and so on. The way i look at Snowflake and Hadoop is they complement each other. For data lake you can use hadoop and then for datawarehouse companies can use snowflake. Depending on the size of the company you can turn snowflake into a data lake use case too. Snowflake is SQL friendly and you don't need to carry out any circus to get the data in and out of snowflake.