What is most valuable?
Columnar storage allows high compression, high load rates and high query performance.
How has it helped my organization?
Allows creation of highly functional DW.
What needs improvement?
Concurrency and functional error messaging.
For how long have I used the solution?
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
How are customer service and technical support?
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
How was the initial setup?
It is straightforward, but the documentation is confusing at times.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
Evaluate all options; check to see if you need expensive add-ons.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
Yes, Teradata and Oracle.
What other advice do I have?
Make sure you can back it up, load data from local host, and do real load tests.
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