IBM Netezza Performance Server Review

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

What is most valuable?

  1. Performance
  2. Not complex to administer

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

Bitemporal support is needed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We found some bugs - boundary conditions mostly.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are no issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

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

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

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

How was the 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

What about the implementation team?

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

What was our ROI?

I can't quantify ROI.

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

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

What other advice do I have?

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

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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