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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:... 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... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... 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... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

They should improve the backup options. There is no backup software support for Sybase IQ. You have to implement your... more»

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

Negotiation is very important.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used a different solution and then we switched to Sybase IQ. Now, because we are having some difficulties in terms... 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... more»
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SeniorSa6ed4
Real User
Senior SAP SYBASE/SQL SERVER DBA at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 20 2017

What do you think of SAP IQ?

What is most valuable?: Valuable features for us include the compression, speed, fast response time, and easy object maintenance. • How has it helped my organization?: It has provided us with cube query and faster data upload time. • What needs improvement?: I think the universe should be part of the Sybase IQ tool set. • For how long have I used the solution?: We have been using the solution for about 10 years. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: Sybase IQ is very stable. However, during earlier stages when the server crashes, you need Sybase technical support to help you out. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: We did not encounter any issues with scalability. • How is customer service and technical support?: ...
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... more»

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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... more»
Richard Pitsnogle
Real User
Lead Technical Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 12 2017

What do you think of SAP IQ?

What is most valuable?: Compression Column-based, indexes Speed with large queries Large amounts of data • How has it helped my organization?: While queries with previous products could run for hours, with SAP IQ, they run in a matter of minutes or seconds. Disk costs. • What needs improvement?: There could be more documentation and training. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: In earlier versions, yes, but not in the past two-three versions. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: None, scales to VLDB status. • How is customer service and technical support?: An eight out of 10. • Which solutions did we use previously?: OLTP databases, but there's no comparison in terms of reporting and warehousing. • How...
Alex Fridland
Real User
Database Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Jun 29 2017

What do you think of SAP IQ?

What is most valuable?: Columnar storage allows high compression, high load rates and high query performance. • How has it helped my organization?: Allows creation of highly functional DW. • What needs improvement?: Concurrency and functional error messaging. • For how long have I used the solution?: 6 years. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: No. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: No. • How is customer service and technical support?: Average. • Which solutions did we use previously?: No. • How was the initial setup?: It is straightforward, but the documentation is confusing at times. • What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?: Evaluate all options; check to see if you need...

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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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