Compare SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

SAP IQ is ranked 9th in Data Warehouse with 3 reviews while Snowflake which is ranked 6th in Data Warehouse with 3 reviews. SAP IQ is rated 7.6, while Snowflake is rated 8.6. 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 "Stable with good technical support, but the solution is expensive on longrun". SAP IQ is most compared with SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, Apache Hadoop and SAP HANA, whereas Snowflake is most compared with Apache Hadoop, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Amazon Redshift. See our SAP IQ vs. Snowflake report.
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Unbeatable speed and compression with a colummn-structured relational database.The column-based technologies (basically all the database for ITP) are used for SAP IQ. It is used as a column-based solution.

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As long as you don't need to worry about the storage or cost, this solution would be one of the best ones on the market for scalability purposes.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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The organization who owns the product does not support it well and appears not to be doing significant development for the future.The room for improvement would be the marketing of the product, because this product is much better than advertised.

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There are some stored procedures that we've had trouble with. The solution also needs to fine-tune the connectors to be able to connect into the system source.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
The only costs after standard licensing fees are for add-ons and upgrades.

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Also Known As
Sybase IQSnowflake Computing
Snowflake Computing

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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Sample Customers
ASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.Accordant Media, Adobe, Kixeye Inc., Revana, SOASTA, White Ops
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm67%
Insurance Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Financial Services Firm25%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company11%
Insurance Company10%
Find out what your peers are saying about SAP IQ vs. Snowflake and other solutions. Updated: July 2019.
359,759 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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