If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Netezza Analytics, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We were using the on-premises deployment model. I haven't been following the solution for the last year or year and a half, so I don't have too much to say about it. I'd rate it seven out of ten.
I don't think that it is currently available on the cloud, except for IBM Bluemix. They will come up with DB2 Analytics. IBM will come up with a new name. Moving the data from one box to another box or moving it to the cloud or any other storage, the connectors are there but the efficiency in the movement or the data movement features is similar to USB. Netezza has already changed its name, so they are no longer selling this solution under this brand. They are selling Neteeza Mako and I would recommend it, although I am still looking for an analytics solution. Netezza has already launched the new DB2 analytics. You want to think about whether or not you want to purchase it or consider other solutions such as Snowflake, and Redshift. When we deployed this solution, the FPGA concept was not at all clear until we started using FPGA with SQL performance-tuning that combines the hardware with the software. It's tightly coupled. I was not aware of the Sqoop connectors to Hadoop that are used to transfer data from databases to Hadoop and vice-versa. We already had Neteeza, so we only had to download Sqoop. There are several SQL analytics. Not everyone is aware that these functions are already built and that there are separate analytics and SQL analytics function libraries available to download for free. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
For the last two years, we've been using the cloud deployment model. We're an IBM partner. We're using various types of databases including DB2 and Microsoft SQL. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. We had no problem integrating this solution with our legacy platform.
We use the private cloud deployment model. I would rate the solution six out of ten.
The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this solution is that a lot of evaluation should be done before starting. Also, we needed to put a lot of effort into understanding the different functions that the product offers. This allows you to best leverage the capability of the product. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.