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"The price of this solution could be improved.""The pricing is okay. You can pay as you go.""This solution starts at €1000.00 a month for just the basics and can go up to €300,000.00 per month for the fastest version.""When we are not using this solution we can simply shut it down saving us costs, which is a nice advantage.""The licensing fees for this solution are on a pay-per-use basis, and not very expensive.""All of the prices are available online.""Our license is very expensive""They are cost aggressive, and it integrates well with other Microsoft tools."

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Top Answer: We looked at performance server to replace our MAKO Appliances  IPS is really NPS 7.2.  Concurrency was still set at 48.  Performance server didn't make it to our POC. Take a look at Snowflake… more »
Top Answer: Hi, I currently have Mako appliances in production and a performance server in DR.  We are able to do our normal NZBACKUP from Mako and NZRESTORE to our performance server
Top Answer: The features most valuable are the simplicity, how easy it is to create a dashboard from different information systems.
Top Answer: The type of license depends on what you want. This is a perpetual and monthly license, similar to Office 365. My company pays for the license and I am not sure about the price. Sometimes my company… more »
Top Answer: Indicating what areas need improvement in this solution is a difficult question because the organizations that I am working for are really new in this area. However, an even better more simple… more »
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Netezza Performance Server, Netezza
Azure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft Azure SQL DW, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, MS Azure Synapse Analytics, MS Azure Synapse Analytics, MS Azure Synapse Analytics
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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.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a Fast, flexible, and secure analytics platform for the enterprise. Azure SQL Data Warehouse lets you independently scale compute and storage, while pausing and resuming your data warehouse within minutes through a massively parallel processing architecture designed for the cloud. Seamlessly create your hub for analytics along with native connectivity with data integration and visualization services, all while using your existing SQL and BI skills.

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Sample Customers
Seattle Childrens Hospital, Carphone Warehouse, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Battelle, Start Today Co. Ltd., Kelley Blue Book, Trident Marketing, Elisa Corporation, Catalina Marketing, iBasis, Barnes & Noble, Qualcomm, MediaMath, Acxiom, iBasis, Foxwoods
Toshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics,, Adobe, 
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company9%
Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise75%
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise77%
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IBM Netezza Performance Server is ranked 10th in Data Warehouse with 1 review while Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 35 reviews. IBM Netezza Performance Server is rated 10.0, while Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Netezza Performance Server writes "We are now able to analyze products, stores, suppliers and sales as quickly as we need". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics writes "Scalable, intuitive, facilitates compliance and keeping your data secure". IBM Netezza Performance Server is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, SQL Server, Oracle Database and Teradata, whereas Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, SAP BW4HANA, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Vertica.

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