AWS Lake Formation Alternatives and Competitors

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SS
Sr. Teradata Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
Top 10
Easily scalable with lots of features and good encryption

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for analytic purposes. It allows us to store data for years and then go back and look up information to learn things like how users function, react, follow trends, etc. It allows us to follow past and recent demands for products as well so that we might be able to find the reasoning behind the action or trend.

Pros and Cons

  • "Microsoft provides both the platform and the data center, so you don't have to look for a cloud vendor. It saves you from having to deal with two vendors for the same task."
  • "The performance needs to improve in future releases."

What other advice do I have?

We're a Microsoft partner. I have experience with the Microsoft Cloud Data Warehouse specifically within the Unix cloud environment. We're using the latest version of the solution. It's important for organizations considering the solution to consider their business requirements and expectations. They need to be clear about what type of cloud solution they are looking for. We help our clients do this and interview them to find out what their needs are so that the best platform can be chosen for them. It may be Azure. It may be Snowflake. It depends on the company's needs. At the end of the day…
VG
Senior Vice President at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 20
Good at autoscaling and has a nice time machine feature but they need to add a basic ETL framework

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for the data warehouse.

Pros and Cons

    • "It's difficult to know how to size everything correctly."

    What other advice do I have?

    We're partners with Snowflake. We've been partners for just under a year at this point. I'd definitely recommend the product. It's worked quite well for us. A new customer needs to understand, however, that they need a roadmap of at least five years when they are deciding on their data warehouse. They should compare costs and sizing to make sure they are getting the solution that makes sense for their current and future needs. The solution integrates well with other applications, and if you need it to integrate with existing applications, you still should check to make sure it's possible. I…
    MS
    Service Manager & Solution Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Easy to use and simple to setup, but the performance is low, and there is no tool to support the CDC

    What is our primary use case?

    We stored all of the data in the S3 bucket and would like to have it stored in a data warehouse, which is why we chose this database. It would be very easy for us as an end-user, who would like to access the data, rather than draw it post-transformation and store it at a database level.

    Pros and Cons

    • "It is quite simple to use and there are no issues with creating the tables."
    • "It takes a lot of time to ingest and update the data."

    What other advice do I have?

    We have only just started using Redshift, but we are not really satisfied with it. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
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