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"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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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the advanced structuring of data capabilities. You can get different structures of data to suit your needs.""The warehouse is the solution's most valuable feature.""The solution has functionality that makes it easy for end-users to readily extract data directly from Business Warehouse into Excel and carry on their analysis on their own.""Having the back-end data set with the right information is the best qualification for this solution.""The features that I have found most valuable are its capabilities to connect to Excel and to slice and dice.""In terms of stability, comparatively, the solution is quite stable.""I like that it integrates to open-source."

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"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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"The advanced structuring can be complicated and the interface is not very intuitive.""The solution could offer better connectivity with other databases.""More integration with Microsoft Office products (not just Excel) would be helpful.""I would like to see a different end solution in order to read the data and attract internal users.""A few things which are missing include the visualization of reports. That's where your costs and licensing become heavy. When it comes to this database compared Microsoft Warehouse, it's an expensive solution.""We are very unhappy with technical support. First of all, they send their sales agents or pre-sales agents and most of them who don't know the solution as a properly trained tech would. We have an on-site SAP representative who is supposed to help us with our high priority and production issues, and they're not satisfactory to say the least.""SAP Business Warehouse could integrate better with other ETL tools."

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"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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"It's moderately expensive, but definitely has its branding and price value for it."

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Top Answer: I like that it integrates to open-source.
Top Answer: It's moderately expensive, but definitely has its branding and price value for it.
Top Answer: SAP Business Warehouse could integrate better with other ETL tools. There is some complexity to the setup. It would be helpful if the setup could be simplified. I would like to see more MLOps… more »
Ranking
15th
out of 30 in Data Warehouse
Views
974
Comparisons
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Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
839
Rating
6.3
7th
Views
1,071
Comparisons
822
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
634
Rating
7.6
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Also Known As
Microsoft APS, MS Analytics Platform System
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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.

Reporting, analysis and interpretation of business data are crucial to preserve and enhance the competitive edge of companies by optimizing processes and enabling them to react quickly and in line with market needs. SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) provides tools and functions that enable companies to attain these goals. In SAP BW, you can integrate, transform, and consolidate relevant business information from productive SAP applications and external data sources. SAP BW provides you with a high-performance infrastructure that helps you evaluate and interpret data. Decision makers can make well-founded decisions and identify target-orientated activities on the basis of the analyzed data.

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Sample Customers
Transport for London, E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG, Prometeia, Tangerine, SSM Health Care, Service Corporation International
Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider21%
Computer Software Company20%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Non Tech Company25%
Maritime Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Media Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise80%
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Microsoft Analytics Platform System is ranked 15th in Data Warehouse with 4 reviews while SAP Business Warehouse is ranked 7th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 7 reviews. Microsoft Analytics Platform System is rated 6.2, while SAP Business Warehouse is rated 7.6. 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 SAP Business Warehouse writes "Has ready-made connectors where we can extract data from ". Microsoft Analytics Platform System is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Exadata, Apache Hadoop and Snowflake, whereas SAP Business Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse.

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