What are some alternatives?
When comparing BlueData and Amazon EMR, you can also consider the following products
Impala - Impala is a modern, open source, distributed SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop.
Hadoop HDFS - The Apache HDFS is a distributed file system that makes it possible to scale a single Apache Hadoop cluster to hundreds (and even thousands) of nodes.
RJ Metrics - RJMetrics provides hosted business intelligence & data analysis software to companies that operate online.
Google Cloud Dataflow - Google Cloud Dataflow is a fully-managed cloud service and programming model for batch and streaming big data processing.
Apache Parquet - Apache Parquet is a columnar storage format available to any project in the Hadoop ecosystem.
Google BigQuery - A fully managed data warehouse for large-scale data analytics.