Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Competitors and Alternatives

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Anonymous User
Real User
BI Architect at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Columnar storage technology is the most valuable feature of this solution.

How has it helped my organization?

We can get the SLS/SLAs in our daily processes.

What needs improvement?

Some improvements can be brought about in: Restore table: I would like to use this option to move data across different... more»

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

Based on quality of the product and its price, it is the one of the best options available in the market now.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Initially, we were using the Microsoft SQL solution. We decided to move over to this product due to the DWH volume and... more»

What other advice do I have?

You need to make sure that the space used in DWH has to be a maximum of 50% of the total space. You must create... more»
DirectorSWDev284
Real User
Director of Software Development at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 14 2017

What is most valuable?

It has a very good design with high query performance. It provides the scale out capability by adding additional... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided much better performance than SQL Server for big data analytics.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see integration with the latest Hadoop ecosystem.

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

It is pretty expensive, but it is worth it if you need the production capability that it can support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used to use MS SQL Server. It is good for data transactions, but it is not good for big data analytics.

What other advice do I have?

It is worth a try if you are looking to provide a high-performance, big data analytics database.

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