Snowflake Alternatives and Competitors

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Sr. Teradata Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
Aug 1, 2020
Easily scalable with lots of features and good encryption

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for analytic purposes. It allows us to store data for years and then go back and look up information to learn things like how users function, react, follow trends, etc. It allows us to follow past and recent demands for products as well so that we might be able to find the reasoning behind the action or trend.

Pros and Cons

  • "Microsoft provides both the platform and the data center, so you don't have to look for a cloud vendor. It saves you from having to deal with two vendors for the same task."
  • "The performance needs to improve in future releases."

What other advice do I have?

We're a Microsoft partner. I have experience with the Microsoft Cloud Data Warehouse specifically within the Unix cloud environment. We're using the latest version of the solution. It's important for organizations considering the solution to consider their business requirements and expectations. They need to be clear about what type of cloud solution they are looking for. We help our clients do this and interview them to find out what their needs are so that the best platform can be chosen for them. It may be Azure. It may be Snowflake. It depends on the company's needs. At the end of the day…
Thomas Dallemagne
Cloud & Data - practice leader at Micropole Belgium
Real User
Top 20
Jul 21, 2020
Quick to deploy, easy to use, and performs well, but ingesting data in realtime should be improved

What is our primary use case?

We are a service provider and we currently have five clients with active IT implementations that use Amazon Redshift. We also use it ourselves. My clients primarily use this product for data analytics. They are mostly working with big data and using the machine learning functionality.

Pros and Cons

  • "I like the cost-benefit ratio, meaning that it is as easy to use as it is powerful and well-performing."
  • "There are too many limitations with respect to concurrency."

What other advice do I have?

With the most recent update, we should now be able to decouple storage from processes. My advice for anybody who is implementing Redshift is to make sure that they are using it for what it is made to do. It's an analytical database, so it's not meant to process transactional data. It's the perfect tool if you use it for the right purpose. Overall, it is a very stable and robust product. That said, there is still plenty of potential for improvement. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Shahnawaz
Lead Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Feb 3, 2020
User-friendly and flexible with lots of standard features, but it needs to be more customizable

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the solutions that we implement for our customers. We primarily use this solution for data warehousing and reporting.

Pros and Cons

  • "Out of the box, this solution has a lot of standard features."
  • "Connecting multiple sources is a challenge because you have to go through a lot of different setups."

What other advice do I have?

SAP is introducing a lot of new features and making this product even more flexible. The suitability of this solution depends on how big the business is and how much they want to invest in data warehousing. The effectiveness will vary from customer to customer. For example, I don't think that it is a good solution for small or medium-sized businesses because it is very costly. It involves a lot of maintenance costs and a lot of expertise. For a big customer, who is SAP-centric, with lots of SAP data or SAP business processes, this is one of the best data warehousing solutions. Rating a product…
Mike Walker
Director - Big Data, IoT and Analytics at Benchmark Corp
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Sep 15, 2020
Low cost, high performance with large scale queries, and integrates well in an enterprise setting

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers and we provide products for our customers. Our clients are using this solution in two ways; one is for a data warehouse, and the second is for analytics in the database.

Pros and Cons

  • "For me, It's performance, scalability, low cost, and it's integrated into enterprise and big data environments."
  • "Some of our small to medium-sized customers would like to see containerization and flexibility from the deployment standpoint."

What other advice do I have?

The customers love them. They absolutely love them. Before implementing this solution, make sure that it is on the list and that you evaluate it. I would rate Vertica a ten out of ten.
Ignacio Barahona
Head of Data Value at Innova-tsn
Real User
Dec 2, 2020
Good business intelligence and analytics with pretty good stability

Pros and Cons

  • "The business intelligence is very good."
  • "The customization can sometimes be difficult to achieve."

What other advice do I have?

We are a consultancy. We are partners with Oracle, with Snowflake, and with other vendors, software vendors. We work in different deployment models with our customers. We try to fit our customers' needs. It depends on the customer and the project in terms of which deployment model we'll recommend or use. Overall, I would rate the solution a nine out of ten. It's very good. We've had a great experience using it over the years.
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