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Real User
Data Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Documentation has excellent potential as it provides the capability to generate data lineage and a complete set of rich documentation and output in multiple formats. The tool supports multiple target update methods. Support for multiple... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It did not pass usability, reliability, sustainability or performance tests so there was no potential benefit other than minor documentation advantages over the current automated documentation solution.

What needs improvement?

In my opinion, the tool requires a much different architectural approach to be effective. It has fundamental architectural flaws that prevent it from being a practical solution for even moderate volumes of data. The largest issue is that it... more»
Real User
BI Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Automated creation of documentation, quick time to market, ease of use, code standardization and support for Data Vault 2.0.

How has it helped my organization?

We can focus on the data itself, MDM, metrics) instead of spending time building code to move and transform the data. During the POC myself and one WS resource were able to deliver a project in 3 days that had been in development by other... more»

What needs improvement?

Since WS supports Data Vault 2.0, I would like to see automated support for hash keys on the appropriate Data Vault tables. WS does have a table trigger that can be manually added to the WS repository that will accomplishes this but it isn’t... more»
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Business Intelligence Architect at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Automation, Automation, Automation.... Automation of Data Warehouse Tasks - Traditional ETL tools are a one-size-fits-all solution. They can often be like a programming language--you can do anything you could ever imagine, but you have to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to build data models much faster than previously and much faster than using a traditional ETL tool. It allows us to focus on the most important aspect of a data warehouse--business requirements--instead of focusing on the... more»

What needs improvement?

As with any product, there are things that can be improved, but most are fairly minor, including things like greater flexibility in ordering job tasks. I’d also like to see increased support for NoSQL data sources.
Real User
Manager Data Warehousing at a university with 10,001+ employees
Feb 06 2017

What is most valuable?

* Metadata-based architecture * Ability to prototype solutions quickly * Automated documentation * Great performance

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest win for my organization are the great improvements we have seen in load / refresh processing time over our legacy ETL tool. I was skeptical of the ELT architecture going into our Proof of Concept with WhereScape. I had believed... more»

What needs improvement?

I would love to see a GUI interface for defining dependencies between build processes. RED provides a spreadsheet like interface for defining the dependencies between builds. Once the dependencies are defined, RED can produce a nice... more»
Real User
Senior Director, Software Development at a consultancy
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of WhereScape RED is its metadata-driven approach to data warehouse ETL development, although its scheduling and administration capabilities are also a huge plus. Our Teradata data warehouse codebase is over 2000... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, our data warehouse codebase was homegrown, hand-written stored procedures that made scheduling, administration and tracing problems extremely time-consuming and sub-optimal. Now with RED we have much better control over our... more»

What needs improvement?

Self-Documentation capabilities while good, are an area we would like to see continued improvement.
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What is WhereScape RED?

WhereScape RED is data warehouse software to help build data warehouses faster. But it is more than that. It also helps you to build data warehouses that are easy to support, change and extend. It is an integrated development environment, or IDE, especially designed to build great data warehouses faster in SQL Server, Teradata, DB2 and Oracle.
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Jersey Electricity, Man Group Plc, Learning Care Group, First Data, Hunter Douglas, The City of Shoreline, ASB
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