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Noufal Hameed
Consultant
Technology Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 31 2017

What is most valuable?

The column-based technologies (basically all the database for ITP) are used for SAP IQ. It is used as a column-based solution. It's two things: * Highest performance on query. This is very notable… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Instead of having a PNO process at the end of the day, which was running forever (six hours) I moved the process into SAP IQ. Now, I am giving real time, or near real time, PNO. The portal runs for… more»

What needs improvement?

Yes. The room for improvement would be the marketing of the product, because this product is much better than advertised. One of my colleagues was working with Adobe, where the Product Management team… more»

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

Yeah, I was using a business solution SAP SD. SAP IQ is more powerful than SAP SD, and the customer service has to be much improved. It didn't have the radical help I am looking for nor the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Save for a 100% guarantee, you will get the performance you are looking for with SAP IQ. It is just not for a normal solution, but I recommend it if you have performance issues and you have a huge… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, definitely. We were evaluating the other products but when I came to SAP IQ, SAP IQ was the first column-based solution across the world. So, we moved to IQ, and IQ gave us the ASE performance… more»
OktayElmas
Real User
Senior Database Administrator & BigData Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 17 2017

What is most valuable?

It is very robust for ad hoc DW queries and its columnar compression is unique and valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

My organization was using different RDBMs for data warehouse systems. There were obvious problems in terms of performance. Sybase IQ resolved all the performance problems we had at that time.

What needs improvement?

They should improve the backup options. There is no backup software support for Sybase IQ. You have to implement your own backup system. For large databases, you need to use disk backup solutions and… more»

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

Negotiation is very important.

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

We used a different solution and then we switched to Sybase IQ. Now, because we are having some difficulties in terms of scalability, stability and performance, our DW system is being switched to a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Data, and getting insight from data, is very important when it comes to competing with your competitors. You have to be fast and agile, in terms of implementing a system and development, in order to… more»
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Chetan Niloor
Real User
MSSQL DBA,SAP IQ DBA/ASE at NuWare Systems LLP
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Column-based, petabyte scale, relational database software system used for business intelligence, data warehousing, and data marts.

How has it helped my organization?

My client is a into agri business, so it helps them get the best analysis.

What needs improvement?

Concurrency and functional error messaging.

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

Simplify the classification of licenses, especially the core/store number.

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

No.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you can back it up, load data from a local host and do real load tests. The performance is amazing, but the stability issues, and the expense of the product… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

SSAS and Oracle.

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What is SAP IQ?

SAP® IQ software delivers speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and analytics. Its column-oriented, grid-based massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture and patented data compression and indexing technologies enable companies to exploit the value of huge amounts of data at the speed of business.

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ASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.

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