Snowflake Alternatives and Competitors

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Real User
Managing Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nov 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the scalability. It scales out, so you can build a large database and not have to think about whether it performs, or about connecting to the servers to become larger.

What needs improvement?

There are several specific features and functions available on the on-premises version that do not work with the cloud version. There are many issues regarding migration. They are building it more and more, but if you have the same version on local you cannot just go to the cloud because some of the… more»

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

This solution starts at €1000.00 a month for just the basics and can go up to €300,000.00 per month for the fastest version. It's pay as you go, so you never know what your bill is going to be beforehand, and that's scary for customers. If you have someone who makes a mistake and the program's a… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a nice solution for a simple data warehousing, but it's still an immature solution. It is stable but it takes a lot of time. Smaller companies have better products, but the problem will always be there and the smaller company will not survive. Customers will have tools that are not supported… more»
Real User
Lead Consultant at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 03 2020

What is most valuable?

This product is user-friendly. Out of the box, this solution has a lot of standard features. The product is quite optimized, having simple processes for change management and different security features. It offers a lot of flexibility… more»

What needs improvement?

This solution is very costly compared to competitors on the market, which stops some people from implementing it. SAP has to be more customer-centric. They are aware of the standard business use cases but if changes are made then they are… more»

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

This is an expensive solution and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have tried Snowflake and it is also quite a flexible tool. It is more open in that you can bring in data from multiple sources by just installing some DLLs and parameter files.

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… more»
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