Netezza Review

It provides outstanding performance for structured data, but bitemporal support is needed.​

Valuable Features

  1. Performance
  2. Not complex to administer

Improvements to My Organization

It provides a key repository for risk information - suitable due to volume of data.

Room for Improvement

Bitemporal support is needed.

Use of Solution

I've used it for three years.

Stability Issues

We found some bugs - boundary conditions mostly.

Scalability Issues

There are no issues with scalability.

Customer Service and Technical Support

9/10 - I have always be able to reach someone at IBM with the correct answer.

Previous Solutions

Non analytic databases used to be all there was. Netezza provides outstanding performance for structured data.

Initial Setup

I didn't set up but our database administrators have said it is much simpler than Oracle, or DB2.In house - have a person trained on PureData - it will pay off

Implementation Team

In house - have a person trained on Pure Data - it will pay off


I can't quantify ROI.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Licensing is straightforward - you end up buying the box with Netezza on it as it's an appliance.

Other Advice

Every query has to be set based - no iteration over a result set. stored procedures should be used sparingly.

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