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

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The querying speed is fast.The solution is very stable.From a data warehouse perspective, it's an excellent all-round solution. It's very complete.The snapshot feature is good, the rollback feature is good and the interface is user-friendly.The most valuable feature is the snapshot database. In one second, you can just take a snapshot of the database for test purposes.I like the idea that you can assign roles and responsibilities, limiting access to data.It has great flexibility whenever we are loading data and performs ELT (extract, load, transform) techniques instead of ETL.The thing I find most valuable is that scalability, space storage, and computing power is separate. When you scale up, it is live from one second to the next — constantly available as you scale — so there is no downtime or interruption of services.

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Cons
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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We would like to have an on-premises deployment option that has the same features, including scalability.They don't have any SLAs in place. It would be better if they did.The user interface continues to be an issue, especially when we need to get data out of Snowflake. It's very easy to get data in, but it's not too easy to get it out or extract it.Availability is a problem.If you go with one cloud provider, you can't switch.They do have a native connector to connect with integration tools for loading data, but it would be much better to have the functionality built-in.Maybe there could be some more connectors to other systems, but this is what they are constantly developing anyway.The solution could improve the user interface and add functionality to the system.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The only costs after standard licensing fees are for add-ons and upgrades.

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The pricing for Snowflake is competitive.It is not cheap.You pay based on the data that you are storing in the data warehouse and there are no maintenance costs.The whole licensing system is based on credit points. You can also make a license agreement with the company so that you buy credit points and then you use them. What you do not use in one year can be carried over to the next year.Pricing can be confusing for customers.

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Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
8.3
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Overview

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.

Snowflake provides a data warehouse built for the cloud, delivering a solution capable of solving problems for which legacy, on-premises and cloud data platforms were not designed.

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Sample Customers
ASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.Accordant Media, Adobe, Kixeye Inc., Revana, SOASTA, White Ops
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm67%
Healthcare Company11%
Insurance Company11%
Marketing Services Firm11%
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Computer Software Company52%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company7%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise86%
Find out what your peers are saying about Snowflake Computing, Oracle, Apache and others in Data Warehouse. Updated: July 2020.
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SAP IQ is ranked 12th in Data Warehouse with 1 review while Snowflake is ranked 1st in Data Warehouse with 13 reviews. SAP IQ is rated 8.0, while Snowflake is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SAP IQ writes "An excellent column-based, enterprise relational database solution with good speed and compression". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Snowflake writes "Fast, convenient and requires almost no administration". SAP IQ is most compared with Apache Hadoop, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP HANA, Oracle Database and SAP BW4HANA, whereas Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Apache Hadoop, Vertica, Amazon Redshift and Teradata.

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