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Leonardo Salvino
Consultant
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 11 2020

What is most valuable?

* Easy Deployment * No Indexes * Extremely fast to respond queries with high amount of data * Data distribution based on hashtable concept * Zonemap * Easy to migrate data

How has it helped my organization?

In that occasion, the customer was one of the biggest retail companies of Brazil. The company uses SAP and other technologies to manage their transactional process but… more»

What needs improvement?

Concurrent Queries, with this model (1000-3), we had a very big problem using front-end tools connected on it. When using a dashboard tool to use data directly from the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am not able to give this information.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used to have Oracle as my Data Warehouse solution, but despite the fact of it is very good to manage transactional environments, it does not work as fast as Netezza. We… more»

What other advice do I have?

Try to find someone who had already worked with this appliance to have some tips and advices to help you to use it as better as it can. I take too long to discover the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, I evaluated Teradata and Exadata. Initially I thought that Teradata would be better, so my customer was not able to afford the costs. Now I am sure they made a good… more»
Reviewer232198
Real User
Database Admin. Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* It is hands-off when everything works well. * We are able to execute very complex queries. * It has good performance.

How has it helped my organization?

Over 90 percent of our query executions are one second or less. We do millions of queries everyday.

What needs improvement?

Our main problem with it is concurrency. When there are too many users running Netezza at the same time, this is when we have the most complaints.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is very expensive. It has a lot CPUs with a lot of components in it. It also has built-in redundancy for resiliency reasons. I believe that's why it is so… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were previously using Oracle Database. We switched for performance reasons and running complex queries. Compared to Oracle, Netezza has superior performance.

What other advice do I have?

Get the requirements and have them finalized. Then, be very specific about the requirements that your organization needs. Based upon your requirements: * Identify whether… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at some other analytics platforms a few years back. We are now looking at solutions due to scalability, such as: Db2 Warehouse, Exadata, Teradata, and Yellow… more»
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Real User
Senior Manager - Data Quality and Governance with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The performance is most important to me, and it helps our ability to make business decisions quickly.

What needs improvement?

They should make it work better in a multi-user context. This solution works, but not for the workload we have.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had Teradata before, and I am not really sure why we switched.

What other advice do I have?

Based on first conception, do a POC, scale up to the volumes and get the vendor to prove that it can work with their requirements. Get them to scale it up, either simulate it, make sure it can actually do what it says, rather than buying beta and then get it and then find out that it doesn't… more»
Kumar V
Real User
Director at Priority Consulting Services
Mar 04 2019

What do you think of IBM Netezza Performance Server?

What is our primary use case?

Our use case is, we use Netezza as a data warehouse and for analytics.  

How has it helped my organization?

We have sub-second query performance, and users are happy with the product.

What is most valuable?

Row-secure tables, IBM Fluid Query, and others.

What needs improvement?

This is an appliance-based product with limited capability. It has all the horse-power that one can imagine and can handle all workloads.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

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What is IBM Netezza Performance Server?

IBM Netezza appliances are now part of IBM PureSystems - expert integrated systems with built in expertise, integration by design and a simplified user experience. Part of the PureData family, the Netezza appliance is now known as the PureData System for Analytics. It has the same key design tenets of simplicity, speed, scalability and analytics power that was fundamental to Netezza appliances.
Also known as
Netezza Performance Server, Netezza
IBM Netezza Performance Server customers
Seattle Childrens Hospital, Carphone Warehouse, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Battelle, Start Today Co. Ltd., Kelley Blue Book, Trident Marketing, Elisa Corporation, Catalina Marketing, iBasis, Barnes & Noble, Qualcomm, MediaMath, Acxiom, iBasis, Foxwoods
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