Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Business Intelligence and Data Engineering at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Dec 15 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

The company is constantly working to improve the product. Now they have a focus on data sharing, which is really great. We already share data with others who do not have Snowflake. That alone is already great. But if the other counterparts… more»

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

The whole licensing system is based on credit points. That means you commit to using it and you pay for what you use. You can also make a license agreement with the company so that you buy credit points and then you use them. So if you buy… more»

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

We use several products together for our framework. We have our data warehouse which is in Snowflake, we use Domo for standard reporting and we use R for data science analysis. Before we had Snowflake we had a different solution. We… more»

What other advice do I have?

There is not really much advice I can give people considering this solution except that they should use it and enjoy it. It really sounds simple but that is it. Of course, you need to be careful with the usage of your credit points. Because… more»
Real User
Senior Analyst at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ease of running queries. Automation is very important to us.

What needs improvement?

To run our reports I have to upload data from past tables and it is always a problem, so there is a lot of room for improvement there. It just struggles when I have to load data and I would like to see better file processing power. I have seen instability in automation when working with very large… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is first to look into the availability of customer support and make sure that it can be done. Teradata customer support in India is very bad. This is my main complaint. Fixing the problems that I have mentioned would make this a great tool. I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Microsoft SQL Server as a trial version and we thought that we preferred Teradata.
MichaelBeeck
Real User
Technology Evangelist, CTO, Entrepreneur with 1-10 employees
Nov 18 2019

What is most valuable?

I really like the auto-tuning, auto-scaling, automatic load balancing, and query tuning in the system.

What other advice do I have?

I would like to see an on-premise solution in the future. There are other very good solutions in the market, so if I would rate it a ten, it would be the best in the market. I, therefore, rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Other options out there are Microsoft Azure Data Warehouse and AWS Redshift. Anyone who has to deal with analytics, to get the processes, marketing processes, and financial processes working, should consider a data warehouse solution because a data warehouse solution is always the underlying infrastructure for good analytics.
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