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 are customer service and technical support?

Average.

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

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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