IBM Smart Analytics System Competitors and Alternatives

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Consultant
Technical Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

We primarily run OLTP with some reporting. With that being said, the feature that provides us the most performance gains is the Smart Flash Cache for the OLTP databases. The "offloading" capabilities provide the biggest performance gains for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a number of statistics collected before cutover on our legacy environment compared to Exadata. Without doing anything other than copying the data across, we saw significant performance gains for most key processes. We receive feedback... more»

What needs improvement?

My biggest grip has been patches which has dramatically improved since our initial Exadata was delivered (January 2011). The only issues we periodically experience are with RPMs on the database nodes. These may fail during the pre-req check... more»
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Micro Focus
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Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA at Pythian
Apr 24 2018

What do you think of Vertica?

Primary Use Case It has performed well for the analytical and data warehousing performance. It has enabled scalability and has added value to the business. • Improvements to My Organization Its analytics has enabled Pythian's clients to get the business insights as quick as they wanted. Its lower maintenance has also improved the ROI. • Valuable Features HPE Vertica is a unique solution as it handles a huge magnitude of data with matchless speed and simplicity. 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. • Room for Improvement The documentation could be improved with more examples of commands and step-by-step scenarios. • Use of Solution Three to five years. •...
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Real User
Senior Enterprise Technical Architect at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Of particular value to our environment and applications are the following Greenplum capabilities: * Scalable – Where MADlib does not provide a direct solution to an application problem, the ability to quickly prototype and deploy user defined functions with Python has been effective.

What needs improvement?

We would like to see Greenplum maintain a closer relationship with and parity to features implemented in PostgreSQL. The current version of Greenplum is based on a fork of PostgreSQL v8.2.15. This edition of PostgreSQL was EOL by the PostgreSQL project on Dec 2011. The current version of PostgreSQL is v9.5.
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Real User
MySQL DBA at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Dec 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Performance, compression, and compatibility with MySQL

How has it helped my organization?

Initially, we used a relational database, MySQL along side Hadoop to create summary tables to produce our reports. Infobright allowed us to reduce the number of moving parts and complexity that we had while providing good performance to... more»

What needs improvement?

We ran into some quirks that Infobright had. We interacted with Infobright's support and were able to resolve them. There still are issues with data replication - Infobright is currently for one server (unless you buy the Infobright... more»
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Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

We value the appliance architecture with its “everything-in-a-box” highly standardized setup. For the new ODA X6-2 models there is a possibility to deploy also SE/SE2 databases in a bare-metal deployment as well as the boosted I/O performance... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For one customer it consolidated several databases from several Windows physical servers into one single ODA and resulted in increased stability. For another customer it was used to “isolate” the last Oracle database system on one single ODA,... more»

What needs improvement?

The following issues need some attention: * Ease of administration and deployment. With ODA X6-2 there are different “OAK” administration commands for the S/M/L models (e.g. “odacli”) compared to the HA model ("oakcli"). * In my opinion only... more»
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Data Architect, Enterprise Data Warehouse at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 13 2016

What do you think of SAP IQ?

Valuable Features The speed of the tool - both of the query response and the loading of data. • Improvements to My Organization It’s the central component of our enterprise data warehouse. Queries and reports that would require hours or days from the original source systems are now available in minutes or seconds. It’s really fast! • Room for Improvement The stability needs improvement. We’ve upgraded through multiple minor revisions because of issues where the database server would crash when attempting to answer a perfectly legal SQL query. We're • Use of Solution I've been using it for five years. • Deployment Issues The client side of the package is a bit monolithic. We'd like to be able to roll out just the ODBC driver to client workstations through our...

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