Netezza Scalability

Kapil Sharma
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
If I was using TwinFin appliances, if my data grew to the limit that TwinFin supports, obviously I would have to buy a new appliance. I cannot just ask them to increase the memory or increase the storage or the CPUs. That would cost me another appliance. If our business side agreed to that, I would keep using Netezza and buy a bigger appliance, I'm okay with that. But the expandability is not there. View full review »
Govind Dutt Pullat
Business Intelligence Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Every query is a full table scan. If the table contains mostly integers, then performance is good. If the number of users is in the thousands, then it may be better to use cubes or other solutions to service reporting needs. View full review »
Thomas Starr
Lead Business Intelligence Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For scalability, we're still in process - half the business is still not on this data warehouse, the company is also moving over to a different production system - so the scalability, we'll really see throughout this year, as the rest of the business gets migrated over to that new production system, and that data will be falling into the Netezza data warehouse platform. So for scalability, it's a little too soon to really give an answer yet. View full review »
Ranganath Praveen
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We had scalability issues. Storage, although high, is limited depending on the rack configuration. For example, an N3001-80, which is an eight-rack Mako Server and also the top end model with the highest storage capacity, can store a maximum of 384TB. Should your data exceed this limit, the storage cannot be extended. You will have to purchase a new appliance. View full review »
IntelAdm5071
Business Intelligence Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is not possible. View full review »
Reviewer232198
Database Admin. Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have come to the point where we need to watch out for our capacity, as we are adding more users onboard with Netezza. We are not able to scale. The only way to scale is to get another appliance, but we have a customers who would need us to hydrate the data between the two appliances, and Netezza does not do that. We are looking at the cloud approach, but we still have applications on-premise that we have to support. View full review »
Ariovaldo Santos
Senior Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is not designed to process a huge volume of data. View full review »
SRMGR0987
Senior Manager - Data Quality and Governance with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is not as expected. It is shipped to you as an appliance, a black box. If you want to expand it, you have to get an extra CD,or whatever, and they come and program something int he box to release extra bits. If this were a cloud product, you could just expand and subtract as you wish. The capacity in this black box is not enough. View full review »
Valai Gunapalan
QlikView Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I can't extend the storage, only up to 6x compress of data. You need to plan this when selecting the right product to buy. View full review »
DBAdm3495
Data Warehouse Architect at a consultancy
As of now, no issues with scalability. But like Teradata, we can’t add a node/SPU to the existing appliance. View full review »

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