Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Pros and Cons

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Pros

reviewer1003956
Managing Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the scalability.
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EmeaIT677
EMEA IT Program Manager for Sales, Marketing & eCommerce at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Scaling this solution is easy and the uptime is okay.
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reviewer1052472
Data Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) architecture helps to make things a lot faster.
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AveekDas
Analytics Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the incremental load because we do not need to refresh the entire data on a daily basis.
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reviewer911274
Practice Head BI at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The main advantage of using this solution is its ability to scale and handle very large amounts of data, in the petabyte range.
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PradeepPV
Vice President Technologies at Excelencia
Azure elasticity allows us to scale as much as we want, and it is pay-as-you-go, so we can scale up as we need to.
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BeverlyTshifularo
Senior Business Analyst: BI Team Lead at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The features we've found most valuable for data warehouses is extracting data, SSIS packages, and the DBs.
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reviewer1041249
Project Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature of the solution is the analytics and that it can connect with Power BI.
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C K
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features are the flexibility and that it's easy to use as an end-user compared to AWS.
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reviewer1061157
Executive Board Member / General Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was really easy and straightforward.
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Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Cons

reviewer1003956
Managing Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's pay as you go, so you never know what your bill is going to be beforehand, and that's scary for customers. If you have someone who makes a mistake and the program's a loop that is running all night, you could receive a very expensive bill.
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EmeaIT677
EMEA IT Program Manager for Sales, Marketing & eCommerce at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see better integration with Active Directory, because we have had problems, and we still do.
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reviewer1052472
Data Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This is a young product in transition to the cloud and it needs more work before it is both settled as a product and competitive in the market.
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AveekDas
Analytics Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see version control implemented into the data warehouse.
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reviewer911274
Practice Head BI at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
With respect to what needs to be improved, concurrent connectivity has some limitations.
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PradeepPV
Vice President Technologies at Excelencia
The configuration for things like high-availability could be more user-friendly for non-technical users.
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BeverlyTshifularo
Senior Business Analyst: BI Team Lead at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm not entirely happy with the billing model. I'm not entirely happy with how the enterprise services are pretty expensive, but that's about it.
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reviewer1041249
Project Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would like my team to be able to build pipelines that integrate with the Azure Data Factory.
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C K
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup process needs improvement. When you're moving to the cloud it takes a bit of time. It would be great if they could implement something that would make it faster.
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reviewer1061157
Executive Board Member / General Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be of interest to improve things like the web service integration and availability in terms of being easy to create internal web services in the database.
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