Compare Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. Netezza

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 10 reviews while Netezza is ranked 6th in Data Warehouse with 7 reviews. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is rated 7.8, while Netezza is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse writes "A good solution for simple data warehousing that scales well, but it needs better technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Netezza writes "The underlying hardware is made for performance on large amounts of data, and for analytics". Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, SAP BW/4HANA and Amazon Redshift, whereas Netezza is most compared with Oracle Exadata, SQL Server and IBM Db2.
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The most valuable feature of the solution is the analytics and that it can connect with Power BI.The most valuable feature is the incremental load because we do not need to refresh the entire data on a daily basis.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.The features we've found most valuable for data warehouses is extracting data, SSIS packages, and the DBs.The main advantage of using this solution is its ability to scale and handle very large amounts of data, in the petabyte range.The most valuable feature is the scalability.The MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) architecture helps to make things a lot faster.The initial setup was really easy and straightforward.

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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.

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I would like my team to be able to build pipelines that integrate with the Azure Data Factory.I would like to see version control implemented into the data warehouse.The configuration for things like high-availability could be more user-friendly for non-technical users.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.With respect to what needs to be improved, concurrent connectivity has some limitations.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.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 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.

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing fees for this solution are on a pay-per-use basis, and not very expensive.When we are not using this solution we can simply shut it down saving us costs, which is a nice advantage.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.The pricing is okay. You can pay as you go.The price of this solution could be improved.

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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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Microsoft Azure SQL DW, Azure SQL Data Warehouse
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Overview

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.

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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