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Pros
"It allows you write complex queries and perform row by row processes.""It allows for the storage of huge amounts of data.""The most valuable features are that it's easy to set up and easy to connect the many tools that connect to it.""The solution's flexibility is its most valuable feature. It's also easy to scale and has relatively painless pricing.""The initial setup of this solution is straightforward.""The product is relatively easy to use because there is no indexing and no partitions.""In terms of valuable features, I like the columnar storage that Redshift provides. The storage is one of the key features that we're looking for. Also, the data updates and the latency between the data-refreshes.""The processing of data is very fast."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the advanced structuring of data capabilities. You can get different structures of data to suit your needs.""The warehouse is the solution's most valuable feature.""The solution has functionality that makes it easy for end-users to readily extract data directly from Business Warehouse into Excel and carry on their analysis on their own.""Having the back-end data set with the right information is the best qualification for this solution.""The features that I have found most valuable are its capabilities to connect to Excel and to slice and dice.""In terms of stability, comparatively, the solution is quite stable."

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Cons
"In the next release, a pivot function would be a big help. It could save a lot of time creating a query or process to handle operations.""Compatibility with other products, for example, Microsoft and Google, is a bit difficult because each one of them wants to be isolated with their solutions.""The speed of the solution and its portability needs improvement.""Running parallel queries results in poor performance and this needs to be improved.""The product could be improved by making it more flexible.""Pricing is one of the things that it could improve. It should be more competitive.""It would be useful to have an option where all of the data can be queried at once and then have the result shown.""It takes a lot of time to ingest and update the data."

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"The advanced structuring can be complicated and the interface is not very intuitive.""The solution could offer better connectivity with other databases.""More integration with Microsoft Office products (not just Excel) would be helpful.""I would like to see a different end solution in order to read the data and attract internal users.""A few things which are missing include the visualization of reports. That's where your costs and licensing become heavy. When it comes to this database compared Microsoft Warehouse, it's an expensive solution.""We are very unhappy with technical support. First of all, they send their sales agents or pre-sales agents and most of them who don't know the solution as a properly trained tech would. We have an on-site SAP representative who is supposed to help us with our high priority and production issues, and they're not satisfactory to say the least."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's around $200 US dollars. There are some data transfer costs but it's minimal, around $20.""The best part about this solution is the cost.""The part that I like best is that you only pay for what you are using.""My customers have implementations that cost about $500 a month for a very small one. I also have a customer with a monthly invoice of about $25,000 USD.""At the moment, pricing is a little bit on the higher side, although it depends on the size of the company."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The processing of data is very fast.
Top Answer: Of course I would advise others to choose Amazon Redshift, as long as pricing is not a concern for them.
Top Answer: It would be useful to have an option where all of the data can be queried at once and then have the result shown. As it is now, when we run a query and we are looking at the results, part of the data… more »
Top Answer: In terms of stability, comparatively, the solution is quite stable.
Top Answer: The pricing is fairly high for the solution.
Top Answer: There are a lot of things that could be improved especially in terms of data cleansing, data management, data lineage, etc. The solution needs to offer more flexibility in terms of formulas and the… more »
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Amazon Redshift is a fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. Customers can start small for just $0.25 per hour with no commitments or upfront costs and scale to a petabyte or more for $1,000 per terabyte per year, less than a tenth of most other data warehousing solutions.

Traditional data warehouses require significant time and resource to administer, especially for large datasets. In addition, the financial cost associated with building, maintaining, and growing self-managed, on-premise data warehouses is very high. Amazon Redshift not only significantly lowers the cost of a data warehouse, but also makes it easy to analyze large amounts of data very quickly.

Amazon Redshift gives you fast querying capabilities over structured data using familiar SQL-based clients and business intelligence (BI) tools using standard ODBC and JDBC connections. Queries are distributed and parallelized across multiple physical resources. You can easily scale an Amazon Redshift data warehouse up or down with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console or with a single API call. Amazon Redshift automatically patches and backs up your data warehouse, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period. Amazon Redshift uses replication and continuous backups to enhance availability and improve data durability and can automatically recover from component and node failures. In addition, Amazon Redshift supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), SSL, AES-256 encryption and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect your data in transit and at rest.

As with all Amazon Web Services, there are no up-front investments required, and you pay only for the resources you use. Amazon Redshift lets you pay as you go. You can even try Amazon Redshift for free.

Reporting, analysis and interpretation of business data are crucial to preserve and enhance the competitive edge of companies by optimizing processes and enabling them to react quickly and in line with market needs. SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) provides tools and functions that enable companies to attain these goals. In SAP BW, you can integrate, transform, and consolidate relevant business information from productive SAP applications and external data sources. SAP BW provides you with a high-performance infrastructure that helps you evaluate and interpret data. Decision makers can make well-founded decisions and identify target-orientated activities on the basis of the analyzed data.

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Liberty Mutual Insurance, 4Cite Marketing, BrandVerity, DNA Plc, Sirocco Systems, Gainsight, Blue 449Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
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Comms Service Provider36%
Logistics Company18%
Manufacturing Company9%
Retailer9%
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Computer Software Company38%
Media Company15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Non Tech Company25%
Maritime Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
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Computer Software Company32%
Media Company17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise32%
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Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise89%
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Amazon Redshift is ranked 3rd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 11 reviews while SAP Business Warehouse is ranked 6th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 6 reviews. Amazon Redshift is rated 7.6, while SAP Business Warehouse is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Amazon Redshift writes "Scales according to our needs, which saves a lot in terms of upfront costs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Business Warehouse writes "Has ready-made connectors where we can extract data from ". Amazon Redshift is most compared with Snowflake, Oracle Exadata, Teradata, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics and Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse, whereas SAP Business Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics. See our Amazon Redshift vs. SAP Business Warehouse report.

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