Compare Amazon Redshift vs. SAP BW4HANA

You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Amazon Redshift Logo
14,049 views|9,970 comparisons
2,865 views|2,128 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Snowflake Computing, Oracle, Micro Focus and others in Data Warehouse. Updated: August 2020.
439,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

"I like the cost-benefit ratio, meaning that it is as easy to use as it is powerful and well-performing.""The most valuable feature is the scalability, as it grows according to our needs.""It is quite simple to use and there are no issues with creating the tables.""The processing of data is very fast.""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 product is relatively easy to use because there is no indexing and no partitions.""The initial setup of this solution is straightforward.""The solution's flexibility is its most valuable feature. It's also easy to scale and has relatively painless pricing."

More Amazon Redshift Pros »

"The most valuable features are the speed of reporting and the HANA database.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is that the infrastructure is easy to understand.""It can calculate data in detail. Before we could not calculate financial documents and accountant documents in detail, we could not do it at a document level but now we can. This is the most important feature. It also has predictive analysis memory.""The most valuable feature is the dashboard.""The solution is easier to maintain than traditional SAP products.""From an ERP point of view and a functionality point of view, it works very well. The benefits are in that of financial costing and material management.""Out of the box, this solution has a lot of standard features.""The processes are the most valuable aspect of this solution."

More SAP BW4HANA Pros »

"There are too many limitations with respect to concurrency.""The OLAP slide and dice features need to be improved.""It takes a lot of time to ingest and update the data.""It would be useful to have an option where all of the data can be queried at once and then have the result shown.""Pricing is one of the things that it could improve. It should be more competitive.""The product could be improved by making it more flexible.""Running parallel queries results in poor performance and this needs to be improved.""The speed of the solution and its portability needs improvement."

More Amazon Redshift Cons »

"It takes too long to escalate problems from the first level of support.""Pricing would be a good improvement. A lot of customers think that it's very expensive and especially support is very expensive.""Not a ten because it's expensive and its ecosystem is not very open.""The dashboard should be simplified and made easier for exploration and decision making.""The solution does occasionally get a few bugs, but this is typical for any product.""In the next release, I would like to see their BI component introduced with a mobile version, as it is not currently present.""Connecting multiple sources is a challenge because you have to go through a lot of different setups.""I cannot integrate it with my other tools. It's not possible to do something in the predictive analysis. Mobile reporting is also not available."

More SAP BW4HANA Cons »

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.""The part that I like best is that you only pay for what you are using.""The best part about this solution is the cost.""It's around $200 US dollars. There are some data transfer costs but it's minimal, around $20."

More Amazon Redshift Pricing and Cost Advice »

"This is an expensive solution and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

More SAP BW4HANA Pricing and Cost Advice »

Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Data Warehouse solutions are best for your needs.
439,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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: The most valuable aspect of this solution is that the infrastructure is easy to understand.
Top Answer: We have to pay extra in addition to licensing. Migration to HANA has costs that are higher than expected.
Top Answer: Pricing would be a good improvement. A lot of customers think that it's very expensive and support is especially very expensive.
Average Words per Review
Avg. Rating
out of 32 in Data Warehouse
Average Words per Review
Avg. Rating
Popular Comparisons
Compared 19% of the time.
Compared 16% of the time.
Compared 13% of the time.
Compared 28% of the time.
Compared 8% of the time.
Compared 2% of the time.
Also Known As

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.

Streamline processes and support innovations with a single, trusted source for real-time insights. Based on SAP HANA, our next-generation data warehouse solution can help you capitalize on the full value of all your data from SAP applications or third-party solutions, as well as unstructured, geospatial, or Hadoop-based.

Learn more about Amazon Redshift
Learn more about SAP BW4HANA
Sample Customers
Liberty Mutual Insurance, 4Cite Marketing, BrandVerity, DNA Plc, Sirocco Systems, Gainsight, Blue 449
Information Not Available
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider30%
Logistics Company20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Computer Software Company41%
Media Company17%
Comms Service Provider8%
Computer Software Company52%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Snowflake Computing, Oracle, Micro Focus and others in Data Warehouse. Updated: August 2020.
439,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Amazon Redshift is ranked 3rd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 10 reviews while SAP BW4HANA is ranked 8th in Data Warehouse with 9 reviews. Amazon Redshift is rated 7.8, while SAP BW4HANA is rated 7.8. 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 BW4HANA writes "Good technical support but the reporting performance is very poor". Amazon Redshift is most compared with Snowflake, Teradata, Oracle Exadata, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and SAP Business Warehouse, whereas SAP BW4HANA is most compared with Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Snowflake, Apache Hadoop, Oracle Database Appliance and Vertica.

See our list of best Data Warehouse vendors.

We monitor all Data Warehouse reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.