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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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"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."

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Cons
"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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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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: The most valuable feature of the solution is the analytics and that it can connect with Power BI.
Top Answer: The licensing fees for this solution are on a pay-per-use basis, and not very expensive.
Top Answer: In terms of stability, comparatively, the solution is quite stable.
Top Answer: The pricing is fairly high for the solution.
Top Answer: There are a lot of things that could be improved especially in terms of data cleansing, data management, data lineage, etc. The solution needs to offer more flexibility in terms of formulas and the… more »
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Azure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, 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.

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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Toshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics, Jet.com, Adobe, Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
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Manufacturing Company22%
Computer Software Company22%
Transportation Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Non Tech Company25%
Maritime Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
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Computer Software Company33%
Media Company17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise46%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. SAP Business Warehouse and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 19 reviews while SAP Business Warehouse is ranked 6th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 6 reviews. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is rated 7.8, while SAP Business Warehouse is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics writes "Scalable, intuitive, facilitates compliance and keeping your data secure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Business Warehouse writes "Has ready-made connectors where we can extract data from ". Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is most compared with Snowflake, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, SAP BW4HANA, Amazon Redshift and Microsoft Analytics Platform System, whereas SAP Business Warehouse is most compared with Amazon Redshift and Snowflake. See our Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. SAP Business Warehouse report.

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