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"I am very satisfied with the customer service/technical support.""The most valuable features are the performance and usability.""The most valuable feature for me is querying.""One of the most important features is the ease of using MS SQL.""The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.""The data transmissions between the data models is the most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is the business intelligence (BI) part of it.""We are able to monitor daily jobs, so if there is anything that needs to be done then we can do it."

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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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"In the future I would love to see a slightly better automation engine, just for the data integration layer, to make it slightly easier for end-users or junior developers to get involved in incremental updating.""More tools to help designers should be included.""I would like to see better visualization features.""I think that the error messages need to be made more specific.""The reporting for certain types of data needs to be improved.""This solution would be improved with an option for in-memory data analysis.""If the database is large with a lot of columns then it is difficult to clean the data.""I would like the tool to support different operating systems."

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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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"I think the program is well-priced compared to the other offerings that are out in the market.""Microsoft has an agreement with the government in our country, so our customers get their licensing costs from the Ministry. Whenever we work with any government, company, or government institute, which is mainly what we are doing, that license comes directly from the Ministry of Technology and Information.""All the features that we use do not require any additional subscription or yearly fees."

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Microsoft PDW, SQL Server Data Warehouse, Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse, MS Parallel Data Warehouse, MS Parallel Data Warehouse, MS Parallel Data Warehouse
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The traditional structured relational data warehouse was never designed to handle the volume of exponential data growth, the variety of semi-structured and unstructured data types, or the velocity of real time data processing. Microsoft's SQL Server data warehouse solution integrates your traditional data warehouse with non-relational data and it can handle data of all sizes and types, with real-time performance.

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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Sample Customers
Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe
Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
Top Industries
Computer Software Company27%
Pharma/Biotech Company18%
Comms Service Provider9%
Hospitality Company9%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
Non Tech Company25%
Maritime Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Company Size
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise50%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise89%
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Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is ranked 6th in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews while SAP Business Warehouse is ranked 6th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 6 reviews. Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is rated 7.6, while SAP Business Warehouse is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse writes "Collects data through SSIS packages from different sources and puts them all in one data repository". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Business Warehouse writes "Has ready-made connectors where we can extract data from ". Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, SAP BW4HANA and Teradata, whereas SAP Business Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse.

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