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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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"Unbeatable speed and compression with a colummn-structured relational database."

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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 organization who owns the product does not support it well and appears not to be doing significant development for the future."

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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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"The only costs after standard licensing fees are for add-ons and upgrades."

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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.

SAP® IQ software delivers speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and analytics. Its column-oriented, grid-based massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture and patented data compression and indexing technologies enable companies to exploit the value of huge amounts of data at the speed of business.

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Sample Customers
Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe
ASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company27%
Pharma/Biotech Company18%
Comms Service Provider9%
Hospitality Company9%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
Financial Services Firm67%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Insurance Company11%
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm12%
Company Size
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise50%
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
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Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is ranked 6th in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews while SAP IQ is ranked 11th in Data Warehouse with 1 review. Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is rated 7.6, while SAP IQ is rated 8.0. 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 IQ writes "An excellent column-based, enterprise relational database solution with good speed and compression". Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, SAP BW4HANA and Teradata, whereas SAP IQ is most compared with SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, Apache Hadoop, SAP HANA, Oracle Database and SQL Server.

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