Compare Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse vs. Vertica

Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is ranked 13th in Data Warehouse with 4 reviews while Vertica is ranked 3rd in Data Warehouse with 10 reviews. Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is rated 6.6, while Vertica is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse writes "It's well-priced, extremely stable and the technical support is very good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vertica writes "Its speed differentiates it from other columnars, and works on commodity hardware". Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Snowflake and Teradata, whereas Vertica is most compared with Snowflake, Apache Hadoop and Amazon Redshift. See our Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse vs. Vertica report.
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The most valuable features are the performance and usability.I am very satisfied with the customer service/technical support.It handles high volumes of data very well.​It has allowed fast daily loads and analysis of millions of rows of data, which eventually moved to near real-time.​

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Vertica's most outstanding features are the compression rates achieved and the speed of access of high volume data.Allows us to take volumes and process them at a very high speed.Eighty percent of the ETL operations have improved since implementing this solution.It maximize cloud economics for mission-critical big data analytical initiatives.It maximizes cloud economics with Eon Mode by scaling cluster size to meet variable workload demands.Bulk loads, batch loads, and micro-batch loads have made it possible for our organization to process near real-time ingestions and faster analytics.Any novice user can tune vertical queries with minimal training (or no training at all).Vertica gives knowledgeable users and DBAs excellent tools for tuning.

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More tools to help designers should be included.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.It needs more compatibility with common BI tools.​Concurrent queries are limited to 32, making it more of a data storage mechanism instead of an active DWH solution.

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Support is an area where it could get better.Promotion/marketing must be improved, even though it is a very useful product at very good price, it is not as "popular" as it should be.Fact-to-fact joins on multi-billion record tables perform poorly.It needs integration with multiple clouds.It should provide a GUI interface for data management and tuning.Monitoring tools need to be lightweight. They should not take up heavy resources of the main server.If you do not utilize the tuning tools like projections, encoding, partitions, and statistics, then performance and scalability will suffer.It would be great if this were a managed service in AWS.

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I think the program is well-priced compared to the other offerings that are out in the market.

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It is fast to purchase through the AWS Marketplace.The pricing and licensing depend on the size of your environment and the zone where you want to implement.Read the fine print carefully.I think it's starting to get a little expensive. Open source products are starting to get more robust, so I think that's something that they need to start looking at in terms of licensing.The first TB is free and you can use all the Vertica features. After 1TB you have to pay for licensing. The product is worth it, but be aware of this condition, and plan. The compression ratio is explained in the documentation.Start with license per 1TB. Starting from hundreds of TB there is unlimited licensing to be considered. Move historical data to HDFS/S3 which are significantly cheaper or even free.

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Also Known As
Microsoft PDW, SQL Server Data Warehouse, Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data WarehouseMicro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
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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.

Micro Focus Vertica is the most advanced SQL database analytics portfolio built from the very first line of code to address the most demanding Big Data analytics initiatives. Micro Focus Vertica delivers speed without compromise, scale without limits, and the broadest range of consumption models. Choose Vertica on premise, on demand, in the cloud, or on Hadoop. With support for all leading BI and visualization tools, open source technologies like Hadoop and R, and built-in analytical functions, Vertica helps you derive more value from your Enterprise Data Warehouse and data lakes and get to market faster with your analytics initiatives.

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Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel EuropeCerner, Game Show Network Game, Guess by Marciano, Supercell, Etsy, Nascar, Empirix, adMarketplace, and Cardlytics.
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Software R&D Company21%
Media Company21%
Marketing Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider14%
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm8%
Retailer5%
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