Compare Snowflake vs. VMware Tanzu Greenplum

Snowflake is ranked 1st in Data Warehouse with 10 reviews while VMware Tanzu Greenplum is ranked 8th in Data Warehouse with 4 reviews. Snowflake is rated 8.2, while VMware Tanzu Greenplum is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Snowflake writes "Fast, convenient and requires almost no administration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Tanzu Greenplum writes "A scalable and future-proof solution for data warehousing". Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Apache Hadoop and Amazon Redshift, whereas VMware Tanzu Greenplum is most compared with Apache Hadoop, Amazon Redshift and Teradata. See our Snowflake vs. VMware Tanzu Greenplum report.
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Pros
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 snapshot feature is good, the rollback feature is good and the interface is user-friendly.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.The initial setup is straightforward. You just need to follow the documentation.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 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.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.

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Pivotal Greenplum's shared-nothing architecture.The most valuable feature for us is horizontal scaling.Scalability is simple because it's an MPP database. If you need more processing power or you need more storage, you just add a few more nodes in the cluster. It works on common commodity hardware. You can use any type of server. You don't need to have proprietary hardware. It's fairly flexible.We chose Greenplum because of the architecture in terms of clustering databases and being able to have, or at least utilize the resources that are sitting on a database.

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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.Availability is a problem.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.The solution should offer an on-premises version also. We have some requirements where we would prefer to use it as a template.Support needs improvement, as it can take several days before you get some initial support.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.

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Initial setup is a little complex. It took around two weeks to deploy.I saw some limitation with respect to the column store, and removing this would be an improvement.Some integration with other platforms like design tools, and ETL development tools, that will enable some advanced functionality, like fully down processing, etc.The installation is difficult and should be made easier.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Overview

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.

Parallel Postgres for enterprise analytics at scale
With improved transaction processing capability and support for streaming ingest, Greenplum can address workloads across a spectrum of analytic and operational contexts, from traditional business intelligence to deep learning.

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Sample Customers
Accordant Media, Adobe, Kixeye Inc., Revana, SOASTA, White OpsGeneral Electric, Conversant, China CITIC Bank, Aridhia, Purdue University
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider9%
Retailer6%
Insurance Company6%
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Financial Services Firm44%
Marketing Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider19%
Software R&D Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company35%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise60%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise86%
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise60%
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