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Pros
"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 most valuable feature is the scalability, as it grows according to our needs.""The processing of data is very fast.""I like the cost-benefit ratio, meaning that it is as easy to use as it is powerful and well-performing.""The feature that we find most useful is the ability to do analytics on the fly.""It is quite simple to use and there are no issues with creating the tables.""Redshift's Excel features are handy. Redshift spectrum allows you to directly query the data on an Excel sheet. Now, SQL Server also allows this, but Redshift has many more features.""Changing from local servers to the cloud is very easy. It's so nice not to have to worry about physical servers."

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"I like that it integrates to open-source.""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.""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."

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Cons
"We recently moved from the DC2 cluster to the RA3 cluster, which is a different node type and we are finding some issues with the RA3 cluster regarding connection and processing. There is room for improvement in this area. We are in talks with AWS regarding the connection issues.""It takes a lot of time to ingest and update the data.""There are too many limitations with respect to concurrency.""Improvement could be made in the area of streaming data.""There is some missing functionality and sometimes it's so difficult to work in. We need to convert these functionalities using VACUUM inside Amazon Redshift and then it causes some complexity.""It would be useful to have an option where all of the data can be queried at once and then have the result shown.""The refreshment rate of data reaching Redshift from other sources should be faster.""The OLAP slide and dice features need to be improved."

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"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.""I would like to see a different end solution in order to read the data and attract internal users.""SAP Business Warehouse could integrate better with other ETL tools.""More integration with Microsoft Office products (not just Excel) would be helpful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The part that I like best is that you only pay for what you are using.""The price of the solution is reasonable. According to the RA3 cluster particularly, it provides 128 GB of storage with only four nodes. If you can manage your computations processes with the help of materialized views and proper queries. I think the IP clusters are very useful and overall fair for the price."

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"It's moderately expensive, but definitely has its branding and price value for it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Amazon Redshift is very fast, has a very good response time, and is very user-friendly. The initial setup is very straightforward. This solution can merge and integrate well with many different… more »
Top Answer: Redshift's Excel features are handy. Redshift spectrum allows you to directly query the data on an Excel sheet. Now, SQL Server also allows this, but Redshift has many more features.
Top Answer: I like that it integrates to open-source.
Top Answer: It's moderately expensive, but definitely has its branding and price value for it.
Top Answer: SAP Business Warehouse could integrate better with other ETL tools. There is some complexity to the setup. It would be helpful if the setup could be simplified. I would like to see more MLOps… more »
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Overview

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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Sample Customers
Liberty Mutual Insurance, 4Cite Marketing, BrandVerity, DNA Plc, Sirocco Systems, Gainsight, Blue 449
Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider31%
Retailer23%
Logistics Company15%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Non Tech Company25%
Maritime Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Media Company8%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise80%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon Redshift vs. SAP Business Warehouse and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Amazon Redshift is ranked 4th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 12 reviews while SAP Business Warehouse is ranked 7th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 5 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, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Oracle Exadata, Teradata and IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, whereas SAP Business Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse. See our Amazon Redshift vs. SAP Business Warehouse report.

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