About a year ago we did a comparison (with an update here) of Build your Own Hadoop cluster and a Big Data Appliance, where we focused purely on the hardware and software cost. We thought it could use an update, but luckily an analyst firm did one for us and this time it covers both the Hardware/Software costs, but also ventures a lot more into dealing with other costs.
Read all about it in ESG's Getting Real About Big Data, Build vs Buy (Feb 2013) here.
Some highlights from the report:
- Oracle Big Data Appliance($450k) is 39% less costly than "build your own"($733k)
- OBDA reduces time-to-market by 33% vs "build"
But, the report is not just about those numbers, it covers a number of very interesting things like 3 Hadoop Myths, the importance of big data in the near future and the priority customers give to improving their analytics footprint.
Enjoy the read!