IBM Netezza Performance Server Review

It has improved our management information systems and reporting capabilities.

What is most valuable?

Distribution (no index or partition), built-in analytics is a major advantange.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our management information systems and reporting capabilities.

What needs improvement?

It should also consider cloud based solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution for more than ten years from the 8000 series,

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I can't extend the storage, only up to 6x compress of data. You need to plan this when selecting the right product to buy.

How are customer service and technical support?

Netezza support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used Oracle previously. The performance required less maintenance when comparing index and data maintenance issues.

How was the initial setup?

The setup took only a few hours with all built-in apps. It is very quick and easy to use.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

One license and one support, also cheaper compared to other products.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated MS SQL server.

What other advice do I have?

It is easy to use. Make sure you select the right ETL and reporting tool. Also select the right tool for the organization to hold it in the long run.

It has a compression engine and FPGA on but you should still analyze your volume of data and decide on the right model and size.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

TF12 version 7.2
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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