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The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features.
This solution has made financial reporting possible by allowing financial people the opportunity to set Informix to "Auto Pilot" so that they can attend other duties.
Every version is faster than the previous.
The performance is most important to me, and it helps our ability to make business decisions quickly.
We are able to execute very complex queries. Over 90 percent of our query executions are one second or less. We do millions of queries everyday.
The underlying hardware that IBM provides with this appliance is made for a specific purpose, to serve performance on a large amount of data, and to do analytics as well. It is faster, when you compare it to any other product.
The most valuable feature would be the fact that it has been running for awhile in an appliance format.
The benefit is really because of the additional speed that we have and, truth be told, the more updated ETL processes and the revamped scheduler in general.
The data governance prospect... from what I've seen, that is a really powerful tool as well, to help with data lineage and keeping track of that.
Distribution concurrency control.
There should be more intelligence surrounding discovering data to be able to automatically create indexes.
This solution is in need of more current tools.
I really would love to have a QT plugin.
The scalability is not as expected. The capacity in the black box is not enough.
Our main problem with it is concurrency. When there are too many users running Netezza at the same time, this is when we have the most complaints.
We are not able to scale. The only way to scale is to get another appliance, but we have a customers who would need us to hydrate the data between the two appliances, and Netezza does not do that.
The only issue is that it's not expandable.
In terms of features that I would like to see, one is the ability to actually scale out an architecture. Right now, if you buy one, it's fixed. There is no scale-up availability at all.
Concurrency limit needs to be increased somewhat.
LIke Teradata, we can’t add a node/SPU to the existing appliance.
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The pricing is very expensive. It has a lot CPUs with a lot of components in it. It also has built-in redundancy for resiliency reasons.
Netezza is a costly solution. It does serve a specific purpose but it's costlier than what's available in the market, if you go to the cloud.
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|Informix is one of the most widely used database servers offering high levels of performance and availability, distinctive capabilities, & minimal overhead.||IBM Netezza appliances are now part of IBM PureSystems - expert integrated systems with built in expertise, integration by design and a simplified user experience. Part of the PureData family, the Netezza appliance is now known as the PureData System for Analytics. It has the same key design tenets of simplicity, speed, scalability and analytics power that was fundamental to Netezza appliances.|
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