Compare Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. SAP BW/4HANA

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 10 reviews while SAP BW/4HANA is ranked 13th in Data Warehouse with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is rated 7.8, while SAP BW/4HANA is rated 7.0. 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 SAP BW/4HANA writes "Good technical support but the reporting performance is very poor". Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift and SAP BW/4HANA, whereas SAP BW/4HANA is most compared with Snowflake, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Amazon Redshift.
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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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Out of the box, this solution has a lot of standard features.The processes are the most valuable aspect of this solution.The most valuable feature is that it's robust.

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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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Connecting multiple sources is a challenge because you have to go through a lot of different setups.I cannot integrate it with my other tools. It's not possible to do something in the predictive analysis. Mobile reporting is also not available.

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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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This is an expensive solution and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

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Also Known As
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.

Streamline processes and support innovations with a single, trusted source for real-time insights. Based on SAP HANA, our next-generation data warehouse solution can help you capitalize on the full value of all your data from SAP applications or third-party solutions, as well as unstructured, geospatial, or Hadoop-based.

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Sample Customers
Toshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics, Jet.com, Adobe,
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company42%
Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company46%
Manufacturing Company18%
Retailer14%
Comms Service Provider4%
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