SAP IQ vs. Vertica

As of February 2019, SAP IQ is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 6 reviews vs Vertica which is ranked 3rd in Data Warehouse with 14 reviews. The top reviewer of SAP IQ writes "A column-based solution with the highest performance on query". The top reviewer of Vertica writes "The architecture means it can process/ingest data in parallel to reporting and analyzing because of in-memory Write-Optimized Storage alongside the analytics optimized Read-Optimized Storage". SAP IQ is most compared with SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, Apache Hadoop and SQL Server. Vertica is most compared with Apache Hadoop, Pivotal Greenplum and Teradata. See our SAP IQ vs. Vertica report.
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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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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.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.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.Its projections and encoding are excellent tools for tuning large volumes.

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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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It needs integration with multiple clouds.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.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.One feature, which has really benefited us, is the scalability offered by Vertica as it has enabled Pythian's clients to manage data with agility.

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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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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.It's free up to three nodes and 1TB, and then get in contact with their sales guys.

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6th
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10,807
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4,491
Reviews
6
Followers
328
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7.8
3rd
out of 29 in Data Warehouse
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26,040
Comparisons
7,540
Reviews
15
Followers
774
Avg. Rating
8.7
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Sybase IQMicro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
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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.

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.

To learn more about Micro Focus Vertica Advanced Analytics, visit our website.

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Sample Customers
ASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.Cerner, Game Show Network Game, Guess by Marciano, Supercell, Etsy, Nascar, Empirix, adMarketplace, and Cardlytics.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm75%
Marketing Services Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
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Software R&D Company21%
Media Company21%
Marketing Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Financial Services Firm19%
Healthcare Company9%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise47%
Find out what your peers are saying about SAP IQ vs. Vertica and other solutions. Updated: January 2019.
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