- The speed of the MPP platform
- The ability to load large amounts of data in very short order
- The fact that the hardware and software are designed to work together and are supported in unison by IBM
We can process through more data much faster than we could with prior technologies.
More monitoring tools would be nice. I have found no tools within the tool which help with long running query issues. I would like to see the ability of static binds so access path can be counted on.
I've been using this since 2010
There were no issues with the deployment.
Stability comes and goes. Every software upgrade removes some problems, but introduces others. None have been critical, though.
There were no issues with the scalability.
It's 7/10 as when something goes wrong within IBM, it can take quite a bit to get it straightened out including a phone call to the sales rep to light fires.
It was a straightforward set-up. You just have to install the appliance, turn it on, and you can start using.
Netezza themselves set up the machines. We implemented our business rules using a vendor team to get us up to speed on MPP processing.
We evaluated this and Greenplum. Netezza won the battle for being an appliance that is wholly supported by the vendor. Greenplum won the individual transaction battle, but it was not enough to overcome the ease of an appliance.
The most difficult time I have with people is getting them to understand that Netezza is not meant for individual transactions, but for full set processing.