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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.

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Pivotal Greenplum's shared-nothing architecture.The most valuable feature for us is horizontal scaling.Scalability is simple because it's an MPP database. If you need more processing power or you need more storage, you just add a few more nodes in the cluster. It works on common commodity hardware. You can use any type of server. You don't need to have proprietary hardware. It's fairly flexible.We chose Greenplum because of the architecture in terms of clustering databases and being able to have, or at least utilize the resources that are sitting on a database.

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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.

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Initial setup is a little complex. It took around two weeks to deploy.I saw some limitation with respect to the column store, and removing this would be an improvement.Some integration with other platforms like design tools, and ETL development tools, that will enable some advanced functionality, like fully down processing, etc.The installation is difficult and should be made easier.

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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.

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We are using the open-source version of this solution.

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Greenplum, Pivotal Greenplum

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.

Parallel Postgres for enterprise analytics at scale
With improved transaction processing capability and support for streaming ingest, Greenplum can address workloads across a spectrum of analytic and operational contexts, from traditional business intelligence to deep learning.

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Sample Customers
Liberty Mutual Insurance, 4Cite Marketing, BrandVerity, DNA Plc, Sirocco Systems, Gainsight, Blue 449General Electric, Conversant, China CITIC Bank, Aridhia, Purdue University
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider30%
Logistics Company20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Computer Software Company41%
Media Company15%
Comms Service Provider9%
Insurance Company4%
Financial Services Firm44%
Comms Service Provider19%
Marketing Services Firm19%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company5%
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Amazon Redshift is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 10 reviews while VMware Tanzu Greenplum is ranked 9th in Data Warehouse with 4 reviews. Amazon Redshift is rated 7.8, while VMware Tanzu Greenplum is rated 7.2. 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 VMware Tanzu Greenplum writes "A scalable and future-proof solution for data warehousing". Amazon Redshift is most compared with Teradata, Snowflake, Oracle Exadata, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Vertica, whereas VMware Tanzu Greenplum is most compared with Apache Hadoop, Teradata, Snowflake, Vertica and Oracle Exadata.

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