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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 most valuable features are the clustering, LS50, being able to change the size, the pay per use feature, the flexibility with many different sources and analytic applications.""They separate compute and storage. You can scale storage independently of the computer, or you can scale computing independently of storage. If you need to buy more computer parts you can add new virtual warehouses in Snowflake. Similarly, if you need more storage, you take more storage. It's most scalable in the database essentially; typically you don't have this scalability independence on-premises.""The initial setup is straightforward. You just need to follow the documentation.""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.""It has great flexibility whenever we are loading data and performs ELT (extract, load, transform) techniques instead of ETL.""I like the idea that you can assign roles and responsibilities, limiting access to data.""The most valuable feature is the snapshot database. In one second, you can just take a snapshot of the database for test purposes."

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"It is a stable program.""The functionality of the solution is excellent.""It's a pre-configured appliance that requires very little in terms of setting-up.""The performance is great, we are able to query our data in one operation.""I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well.""The flexibility in design is very good."

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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.""Support needs improvement, as it can take several days before you get some initial support.""The solution should offer an on-premises version also. We have some requirements where we would prefer to use it as a template.""The solution could improve the user interface and add functionality to the system.""Maybe there could be some more connectors to other systems, but this is what they are constantly developing anyway.""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.""If you go with one cloud provider, you can't switch.""Availability is a problem."

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"An additional feature I would you like to see included in the next release, is that it needs to be more cloud-friendly.""I'm not sure about the unstructured data management capabilities. It could be improved.""It could use some more advanced analytics relating to structured and semi-structured data.""I would like to see more integration with many different types of data.""The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale.""Teradata should focus on functionality for building predictive models because, in that regard, it can definitely improve."

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"Pricing can be confusing for customers.""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.""You pay based on the data that you are storing in the data warehouse and there are no maintenance costs.""It is not cheap.""The pricing for Snowflake is competitive.""On average, with the number of queries that we run, we pay approximately $200 USD per month.""Pricing is approximately $US 50 per DB. Terabyte is around $US 50 per month.""The price of Snowflake is very reasonable."

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"The solution requires a license.""The price of Teradata is on the higher side, and I think that it where they lose out on some of their business."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features are sharing data, Time Travel, Zero Copy Cloning, performance, and speed.
Top Answer: Snowflake is reasonably priced, close to half the cost of some other solutions.
Top Answer: The UI could improve because sometimes in the security query the UI freezes. We then have to close the window and restart. There should be an IDE concept similar to the Java IDE or Eclipse feature. I… more »
Top Answer: I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well.
Top Answer: The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale. The flexibility could be improved. The product is good if you know what you're planning to do. If you're… more »
Top Answer: We use it as a data warehouse.
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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.

Teradata's portfolio of big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and services help organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data.

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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company38%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Wholesaler/Distributor10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider27%
Energy/Utilities Company18%
Financial Services Firm9%
Logistics Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise74%
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise61%
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Snowflake is ranked 1st in Data Warehouse with 41 reviews while Teradata is ranked 7th in Data Warehouse with 6 reviews. Snowflake is rated 8.4, while Teradata is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Snowflake writes "Fast, convenient and requires almost no administration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata writes "Good performance, flexible, easy to tune queries, and scales well". Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Firebolt, Vertica and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, whereas Teradata is most compared with Oracle Exadata, SQL Server, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Database and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics. See our Snowflake vs. Teradata report.

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