Teradata Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of Teradata competitors and alternatives
Real User
Sr. Director Technical Services at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 09 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the fact that it's an engineered system. It's a database in a box, storage, the networking, the compute engines. All of it's in one nice, neat package. My DBAs like administering it. My application owners like its... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits we see are our ability to scale heavy workloads, and our ability to consolidate lighter workloads and reduce our sprawl through the data center.

What needs improvement?

Price: It’s extremely expensive. Maintenance is about industry average. I think they've got a pretty good upgrade road map. It's been an expensive ride for us but a necessary one.
Micro Focus
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of Vertica?

Valuable Features I found the columnar storage, which increases performance of sequential record access, to be the most valuable feature.  I also like the projection feature, which increases query performance. • Improvements to My Organization The workload on our ETL tools were reduced.  All joint operations were enhanced by creating identically segmented projections. • Room for Improvement Limitations in group by projections is where I would like to see an improvement.  • Deployment Issues We have not had any issues with deployment. • Stability Issues We have not had any issues with stability. • Scalability Issues We have been able to scale it for our needs. • Other Advice It is a good database that can be used for ad hoc queries as well as analytical...
Consultant
Teradata DBA / Parallel datawarehouse DBA at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 07 2018

What do you think of Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse?

Primary Use Case We are using PDW as an EDW solution. • Improvements to My Organization It helped, initially, as a replacement for our DW DB, but later on faced issues due to concurrency, which forced the customer to use the DB as a secondary solution. • Valuable Features Nothing specific, comparable to other solutions. • Room for Improvement Concurrent queries are limited to 32, making it more of a data storage mechanism instead of an active DWH solution. They need to improve the metadata being captured to a greater duration. • Use of Solution One to three years.

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