SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

As of February 2019, SAP IQ is ranked 8th in Data Warehouse with 6 reviews vs Snowflake which is ranked 9th in Data Warehouse with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of SAP IQ writes "A column-based solution with the highest performance on query". The top reviewer of Snowflake writes "The distributed architecture of Snowflake has the capacity to process huge datasets faster and allows us to scale up and down according to our needs". SAP IQ is most compared with SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, Apache Hadoop and SQL Server. Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Amazon Redshift and Apache Hadoop. See our SAP IQ vs. Snowflake report.
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10,807 views|4,491 comparisons
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Pros
The column-based technologies (basically all the database for ITP) are used for SAP IQ. It is used as a column-based solution.It is very robust for ad hoc DW queries and its columnar compression is unique and valuable.Valuable features for us include the compression, speed, fast response time, and easy object maintenance.Columnar storage allows high compression, high load rates and high query performance.

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The distributed architecture of Snowflake has the capacity to process huge datasets faster and allows us to scale up and down according to our needs.

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Cons
The room for improvement would be the marketing of the product, because this product is much better than advertised.Multiplex is very problematic. There are consistency problems in the metadata, meaning it is possible to lose metadata consistency. You should make sure you have healthy backups.I think the universe should be part of the Sybase IQ tool set.Concurrency and functional error messaging.

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Snowflake has to improve their spatial parts since it doesn't have much in terms of geo-spatial queries.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Negotiation is very important.Negotiate based on the features required.Evaluate all options; check to see if you need expensive add-ons.

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Ranking
8th
out of 29 in Data Warehouse
Views
10,807
Comparisons
4,491
Reviews
6
Followers
328
Avg. Rating
7.8
9th
out of 29 in Data Warehouse
Views
8,672
Comparisons
6,090
Reviews
2
Followers
337
Avg. Rating
9.0
Top Comparisons
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Overview

SAPĀ® 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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ASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.Accordant Media, Adobe, Kixeye Inc., Revana, SOASTA, White Ops
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