Apache Hadoop Competitors and Alternatives

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Ranganath Praveen
Consultant
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

IBM PureSystems or NPS has a patented NDAC or Netezza data accelerator card inside each of the SPUs (Snippet Processing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Analyzing years of data requires high processing power and storage. IBM PDA has exactly that. Years of processed data... more»

What needs improvement?

It is a highly complicated architecture and only IBM engineers/support, or someone who worked on the hardware side of... more»

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

This is a multi-million dollar product. The software and hardware are both IBM patented. Netezza SQL ('nzsql') runs... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not use a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

You can definitely consider this appliance if you have: * A large volume of processed data (tables) that are created on... more»
Victor Di Leo
Real User
Vertica Support Engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Vertica is an excellent data warehouse platform. Its column-oriented architecture makes it a powerful database specialized for data warehouses.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides very fast results for analysts running reports. These reports are crucial to help our clients strategize their targeted marketing.

What needs improvement?

Vertica is relatively new and needs some polish and refinement, but its core functionality is excellent. Documentation overall is fair to good;... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

* I have used traditional, row-oriented relational databases like SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL for data warehousing. They are optimized for... more»

What other advice do I have?

* Understand that its strengths depend on a good data warehouse design using a star schema. It was never intended for high volumes of small,... more»

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