SAP IQ Review
Excellent Performance But Stability Issues Are A Concern


What is most valuable?

Column-based, petabyte scale, relational database software system used for business intelligence, data warehousing, and data marts.

How has it helped my organization?

My client is a into agri business, so it helps them get the best analysis.

What needs improvement?

Concurrency and functional error messaging.

For how long have I used the solution?

Five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

A production database server should never crash in response to user input, but Sybase IQ has repeatedly done that for us, over multiple revisions of the product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

Average.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

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

Simplify the classification of licenses, especially the core/store number.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

SSAS and Oracle.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you can back it up, load data from a local host and do real load tests. The performance is amazing, but the stability issues, and the expense of the product, coupled with less than top-tier technical support, should be considered when evaluating the product for your specific environment.

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

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