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Pros
"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 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
"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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"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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"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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"This is an expensive solution and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""We started as early birds from the SAP side. We got this entire suite for free. I cannot really talk about the price because we didn't have to pay anything.""As an investment, the solution is very expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I'd like to connect something like ES that I can use on objects on our SQL Server. We'd like to be able to understand how to export data to something like Semantic Technologies or like Graph DB. Some… more »
Top Answer: Some of the main features of this solution are that it uses HANA and it has good performance.
Top Answer: As an investment, the solution is very expensive. We pay 72% every year to SAP. Additionally, we pay for support for the solution and a vendor to do maintenance.
Top Answer: Other competitors provide better solutions that are more up to date with current technology. For example, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
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Rating
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out of 30 in Data Warehouse
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Also Known As
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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Overview

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.

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
Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company27%
Pharma/Biotech Company18%
Comms Service Provider9%
Hospitality Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse vs. SAP BW4HANA and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is ranked 6th in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews while SAP BW4HANA is ranked 5th in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews. Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is rated 7.6, while SAP BW4HANA is rated 7.8. 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 BW4HANA writes "Good capabilities, direct approach, and the right reporting tool for SAP companies". Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, VMware Tanzu Greenplum and Amazon Redshift, whereas SAP BW4HANA is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Apache Hadoop and SAP IQ. See our Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse vs. SAP BW4HANA report.

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