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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 is that it's robust.""The processes are the most valuable aspect of this solution.""Out of the box, this solution has a lot of standard features.""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.""The solution is easier to maintain than traditional SAP products.""The most valuable feature is the dashboard.""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 aspect of this solution is that the infrastructure is easy to understand."

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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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"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.""Connecting multiple sources is a challenge because you have to go through a lot of different setups.""In the next release, I would like to see their BI component introduced with a mobile version, as it is not currently present.""The solution does occasionally get a few bugs, but this is typical for any product.""The dashboard should be simplified and made easier for exploration and decision making.""Not a ten because it's expensive and its ecosystem is not very open.""Pricing would be a good improvement. A lot of customers think that it's very expensive and especially support is very expensive.""It takes too long to escalate problems from the first level of support."

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

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Questions from the Community
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: The most valuable aspect of this solution is that the infrastructure is easy to understand.
Top Answer: We have to pay extra in addition to licensing. Migration to HANA has costs that are higher than expected.
Top Answer: Pricing would be a good improvement. A lot of customers think that it's very expensive and support is especially very expensive.
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Also Known As
Azure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, 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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Manufacturing Company22%
Computer Software Company22%
Transportation Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company6%
Retailer5%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business45%
Large Enterprise55%
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Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 20 reviews while SAP BW4HANA is ranked 9th in Data Warehouse with 9 reviews. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is rated 7.8, while SAP BW4HANA is rated 7.8. 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 BW4HANA writes "Good technical support but the reporting performance is very poor". Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is most compared with Snowflake, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Exadata and Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse, whereas SAP BW4HANA is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Apache Hadoop, Oracle Database Appliance and SAP IQ.

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