IBM Cognos BI Vs Hadoop HDFS

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 21, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - IBM Cognos BI or Hadoop HDFS?

IBM Cognos BI is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Hadoop HDFS, IBM Cognos BI is rated higher (92/100) than Hadoop HDFS (89/100). IBM Cognos BI offers more features (3) to their users than Hadoop HDFS (0).

Looking for the right Business Intelligence solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How IBM compares with Apache Hadoop?

IBM: International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, is an American corporation. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Apache Hadoop: The Apache™ Hadoop® project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of mach...

Who's more expensive? IBM Cognos BI or Hadoop HDFS?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Business Intelligence software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for IBM Cognos BI and Hadoop HDFS.

IBM Cognos BI price starts at $75 per license , on a scale between 1 to 10 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is rated 6, which is similar to the average cost of Business Intelligence software. Hadoop HDFS price starts at $1,000 per license , when comparing Hadoop HDFS to their competitors, the software is rated 6 - similar to the average Business Intelligence software cost.

Bottom line: IBM Cognos BI cost is around the same cost of Hadoop HDFS.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared IBM Cognos BI Vs. Hadoop HDFS based on some of the most important and required Business Intelligence features. IBM Cognos BI: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support. Hadoop HDFS: We are still working to collect the list of features for Hadoop HDFS.

Target customer size

IBM Cognos can be deployed for the business intelligence needs of any business regardless of size and type. and Hadoop HDFS's target customer size include: SMBs.

IBM Cognos BI

ITQlick rating
(4.1/5)

starts at $75 per license

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is a growing cloud-based BI software, it is designed to support medium and large size business. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence received a rating of 4.1 from ITQlick team. Th...

Categories: Data Analysis Tools, Business performance management, Dashboards & KPIs, Data mining.

Hadoop HDFS

ITQlick rating
(3/5)

starts at $1,000 per license

Hadoop HDFS is a business intelligence software that assists companies in sharing large files across various computing systems.

Categories: BI & Analytics, Business Intelligence.

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IBM Cognos BI: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

Hadoop HDFS: 0 Features

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ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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IBM
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
7.6/10
License pricing
$75 per license
Functionality
23
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Hadoop
ITQlick rating
3/5
Score
89/100
Pricing
6.4/10
License pricing
$1,000 per license
Functionality
3
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ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$1,395 per license
Functionality
15
SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$499 per month
Functionality
10
Sisense
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
4/10
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Pricing not available
Functionality
35
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.