Compare Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. SAP BW4HANA

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 11 reviews while SAP BW4HANA is ranked 8th in Data Warehouse with 9 reviews. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is rated 7.6, while SAP BW4HANA is rated 7.8. 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 BW4HANA writes "Good technical support but the reporting performance is very poor". Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Exadata and Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse, whereas SAP BW4HANA is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Apache Hadoop, Oracle Database Appliance and Vertica.
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The most valuable feature is that you can suspend the computer if it is not being used, which means that you don't incur costs.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.

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The most valuable features are the speed of reporting and the HANA database.The most valuable aspect of this solution is that the infrastructure is easy to understand.It can calculate data in detail. Before we could not calculate financial documents and accountant documents in detail, we could not do it at a document level but now we can. This is the most important feature. It also has predictive analysis memory.The most valuable feature is the dashboard.The solution is easier to maintain than traditional SAP products.From an ERP point of view and a functionality point of view, it works very well. The benefits are in that of financial costing and material management.Out of the box, this solution has a lot of standard features.The processes are the most valuable aspect of this solution.

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This solution needs to have query caching so that if the same query is run and the results are available, it will return the data from the cache without having to re-run the query.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.

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It takes too long to escalate problems from the first level of support.Pricing would be a good improvement. A lot of customers think that it's very expensive and especially support is very expensive.Not a ten because it's expensive and its ecosystem is not very open.The dashboard should be simplified and made easier for exploration and decision making.The solution does occasionally get a few bugs, but this is typical for any product.In the next release, I would like to see their BI component introduced with a mobile version, as it is not currently present.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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Microsoft Azure SQL DW, Azure SQL Data WarehouseSAP BW/4HANA
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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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Software R&D Company46%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company5%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Software R&D Company51%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer6%
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