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Johan Bornman
Real User
Snr DBA at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 06 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the product are the column structure, speed, and compression. Partitioning is one of the most useful features with SAP IQ. It was something that they used to charge a lot… more»

What needs improvement?

Actually, it is not the product that needs revision but the company itself. Sybase IQ was bought by SAP. They use it, but they don't really advertise and push it correctly. So SAP IQ — from a company… more»

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

Pricing changes. In South Africa, it depends on how the pricing is obtained. The pricing is good and it is actually better now because they are realizing that they should price it correctly according… more»

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

Personally, I've explored a lot of solutions. While it may not have been specifically for where I am working now, I stay aware of what is on the market. It only affects the current solution in that I… more»

What other advice do I have?

In rating the product, I would give it at least an 8 out of ten. The only thing really needed to make it a ten out of ten for us and our usage is better support from the vendor. Well, I say better… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Being in this business for a long time — now as a data architect — I've had the opportunity to use a few solutions and there are many more to research. There is a long list of products that I've… more»
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.

Also known as
Sybase IQ
SAP IQ customers

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

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