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Pros
"This solution will connect to any database, you can combine databases, and you can create a cube or tabular model.""The Cube Solution is quite different when compared to the rest of the competition and has unique functionality for advanced analytics.""I like that it's integrated with other Azure products.""This is a well-integrated solution and that integration empowers results."

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"Scaling this solution is easy and the uptime is okay.""The most valuable features are the flexibility and that it's easy to use as an end-user compared to AWS.""The initial setup was really easy and straightforward.""The MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) architecture helps to make things a lot faster.""The most valuable feature is the scalability.""The main advantage of using this solution is its ability to scale and handle very large amounts of data, in the petabyte range.""The features we've found most valuable for data warehouses is extracting data, SSIS packages, and the DBs.""Azure elasticity allows us to scale as much as we want, and it is pay-as-you-go, so we can scale up as we need to."

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Cons
"The flexibility of this solution needs to be improved because you cannot make changes at every one of the different steps.""Functionality needs to be more up-to-date with competing products.""The pricing model needs to be improved.""Machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities need to be more friendly for beginning users.""I think the biggest problem with the product is that it does a data ingest model, which is very expensive.""Releases of new products and functionality is never accompanied by associated documentation, training and resources that adequately explain the release."

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"I would like to see better integration with Active Directory, because we have had problems, and we still do.""The initial setup process needs improvement. When you're moving to the cloud it takes a bit of time. It would be great if they could implement something that would make it faster.""It would be of interest to improve things like the web service integration and availability in terms of being easy to create internal web services in the database.""This is a young product in transition to the cloud and it needs more work before it is both settled as a product and competitive in the market.""It's pay as you go, so you never know what your bill is going to be beforehand, and that's scary for customers. If you have someone who makes a mistake and the program's a loop that is running all night, you could receive a very expensive bill.""With respect to what needs to be improved, concurrent connectivity has some limitations.""I'm not entirely happy with the billing model. I'm not entirely happy with how the enterprise services are pretty expensive, but that's about it.""The configuration for things like high-availability could be more user-friendly for non-technical users."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The initial price is lower than Oracle, but extensive use of SQL may lead to a higher total cost of ownership.""Users have to pay extra for premium-level technical support.""We are currently paying $200,000 a year for all the different parts of the suite during an ingest model Microsoft now charges us $700,000 a year."

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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: I like that it's integrated with other Azure products.
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Top Answer: I think the biggest problem with the product is that it does a data ingest model, which is very expensive.
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Microsoft APSAzure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft Azure SQL DW, Azure SQL Data Warehouse
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Overview
The Microsoft Analytics Platform System can meet the demands of your evolving data warehouse environment with its scale-out, massively parallel processing integrated system supporting hybrid data warehouse scenarios. It provides the ability to query across relational and non-relational data by leveraging Microsoft PolyBase and industry-leading big data technologies. It offers the lowest price per terabyte for large data warehouse workloads.

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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Transport for London, E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG, Prometeia, Tangerine, SSM Health Care, Service Corporation InternationalToshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics, Jet.com, Adobe, 
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Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company15%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Manufacturing Company18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company18%
Transportation Company9%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Large Enterprise63%
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Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise50%
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Microsoft Analytics Platform System is ranked 15th in Data Warehouse with 4 reviews while Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 26 reviews. Microsoft Analytics Platform System is rated 6.2, while Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Analytics Platform System writes "Has unique functionality for advanced analytics but could use enhancement in machine learning and AI features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics writes "Scalable, intuitive, facilitates compliance and keeping your data secure". Microsoft Analytics Platform System is most compared with Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse, Apache Hadoop, Oracle Exadata, Oracle Big Data Appliance and Amazon Redshift, whereas Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is most compared with Snowflake, SAP BW4HANA, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, Amazon Redshift and SAP Business Warehouse.

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