Netezza Review

​We now have a single store of critical business metrics in the investment bank.


Valuable Features

  • Distributed querying
  • Seamless concurrency
  • Fast loading
  • High velocity analytics

Improvements to My Organization

We now have a single store of critical business metrics in the investment bank.

Room for Improvement

The query optimization is crap, and the machine could use more alerting around bad design and bad queries.

Use of Solution

I've been using it for four and a half years.

Stability Issues

Releases from IBM are poorly tested, but once they work once, they’re stable – i.e., the machine only goes down immediately after an upgrade.

Scalability Issues

Scalability is fixed. It’s big, but not at all scalable.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Moderate. IBM is really good at communicating to us that they take our problems seriously, but they don’t seem to fix them very quickly.

Previous Solutions

We were saddled with this.

Initial Setup

The setup was straightforward.

Implementation Team

We implemented it in house. My advice would be to follow the tool, and not try to force a schema designed for another system on it.

ROI

We have no ROI. We’re a cost center.

Other Solutions Considered

No other options were looked at.

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