SAP IQ Overview

SAP IQ is the #11 ranked solution in our list of top Data Warehouse tools. It is most often compared to Apache Hadoop: SAP IQ vs Apache Hadoop

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.

SAP IQ is also known as Sybase IQ.

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SAP IQ Customers

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

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about SAP IQ pricing:
  • "The only costs after standard licensing fees are for add-ons and upgrades."

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Snr DBA at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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An excellent column-based, enterprise relational database solution with good speed and compression

What is our primary use case?

We use SAP IQ primarily for data warehousing and business intelligence.

Pros and Cons

  • "Unbeatable speed and compression with a colummn-structured relational database."
  • "The organization who owns the product does not support it well and appears not to be doing significant development for the future."

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 support but also better vision into the future. I do not think the company is doing sufficient work in development. My advice for other people and companies considering this product as a solution is to find out if you can get proper support. I really think that's the biggest challenge facing people who use the product. The current company that owns the product, SAP, is very laid back about supporting…
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