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Kapil Sharma
Real User
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 12 2018

What is most valuable?

Being an appliance, the best features are its analytics and the performance level. The underlying hardware that IBM provides with this appliance is… more»

What needs improvement?

It really serves its purpose. It meets the need for performance, it meets the need for robustness, and it also serves as a perfect data warehousing… more»

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

Netezza is a costly solution. It does serve a specific purpose but it's costlier than what's available in the market, if you go to the cloud.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Netezza was the first one which we incorporated and started using heavily. Before that, we did test the other data warehousing technology but it… more»

What other advice do I have?

My client is looking towards replacing Neteeza with one of the up and coming warehousing solutions like Presto. They don't want the in-house or… more»
Govind Dutt Pullat
Real User
Business Intelligence Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 30 2018

What is most valuable?

High performance RDBMS appliance optimized for data warehousing and enterprise reporting. Very simple to manage huge… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Reports which used to take between 30 to 60 minutes or would time out on an Oracle database, which was previously used for… more»

What needs improvement?

Could do better to support more concurrent update queries. We had to stagger our ETL loads to prevent queuing of jobs and… more»

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

From a cost per terabyte perspective, Netezza is definitely more expensive compared to Hive on Hadoop, but due to its… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, Oracle was used as the data warehousing platform, and performance was low and not meeting the needs of the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Netezza is a great option for data warehousing, but give due attention to concurrency and find out how much would be the… more»
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Thomas Starr
Real User
Lead Business Intelligence Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

The speed.

How has it helped my organization?

The big benefit that we've had is, in the past with the legacy data warehouse solution, we've been limited to having just a nightly batch, running on SQL Server. It's a slower batch… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our IT leadership made the decision to go with Netezza before I joined the company, that decision had already been made. Prior to that we were using Microsoft SQL Server. The only… more»

What other advice do I have?

The most important criteria when selecting a vendor for a data warehouse solution are, obviously, the speed and the ability to handle large amounts of data. That's especially true… more»
Ranganath Praveen
Consultant
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

IBM PureSystems or NPS has a patented NDAC or Netezza data accelerator card inside each of the SPUs (Snippet Processing… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Analyzing years of data requires high processing power and storage. IBM PDA has exactly that. Years of processed data… more»

What needs improvement?

It is a highly complicated architecture and only IBM engineers/support, or someone who worked on the hardware side of the… more»

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

This is a multi-million dollar product. The software and hardware are both IBM patented. Netezza SQL ('nzsql') runs only… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

You can definitely consider this appliance if you have: * A large volume of processed data (tables) that are created on a… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Business Intelligence Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 03 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature would be the fact that it has been running for awhile in an appliance format. The appliance format may be the best part.

How has it helped my organization?

We're looking to get away from it, so I can't really say that it improved things. It did augment some of our product delivery resources.

What needs improvement?

There won't be another release. They're converting to DB2 and that is one of the reasons we are looking at other options. In terms of features that… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We're looking to switch away from Netezza because the platform database system that it runs on is no longer going to be in existence. It's moving… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate Netezza at four out of 10. There is not too much involved to set one up from a customer perspective, but after the initial setup it is… 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… more»

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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were previously using Oracle Database. We switched for performance reasons and running complex queries. Compared to… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get the requirements and have them finalized. Then, be very specific about the requirements that your organization needs… more»
Ariovaldo Santos
Real User
Senior Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 03 2017

What is most valuable?

It is extremely easy to use. The platform is very efficient and robust as well.

How has it helped my organization?

Generally, the machine utilized for the PoC is rarely returned once the overwhelming results are seen! Customers decide to keep the project, almost… more»

What needs improvement?

Marketing, I dare say, should be improved. The ads should never mention “big data” since the platform was not initially designed for it. I worked… more»

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

Comparisons with other solutions, including pricing and licensing, is as important as a PoC.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I worked for different companies and my experience is really wide. Teradata is the paramount solution! Oracle’s Exadata invests a lot in both… more»
Anonymous User
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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… more»
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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.
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