Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The setup has room for improvement. Some customers want to go to non-Windows Servers. Have the entire SQL Server done there though is an obstacle for us, as the configuration of Microsoft BI with cubes is a bit complicated. I would like the integration to be offered in a simpler way. I would like improvement in the integration between Microsoft SQL cubes and Parallel Data Warehouse with other members of the Microsoft family, such as Microsoft Power BI and SharePoint. This tool needs a lot of memory for processing. As it does a lot of jobs, it may need this memory while other tools don't need that much. It would help if they enhanced the memory and hardware usage of the tool in order to support the performance of doing the queries I would like the tool to support different operating systems. I want a dashboard.
If the database is large with a lot of columns then it is difficult to clean the data.
I don't have any recommendations for new features at this time.
This solution would be improved with an option for in-memory data analysis. Scalability can be improved because there are other tools that perform better with very large datasets.
The initial setup of this solution is complex and can be improved. Sometimes you need to re-run the reports because they don't work. The reporting for certain types of data needs to be improved.
I would like to see better visualization features. A stateless update functionality for the forms may help. Without this, you have to perform updates manually using the drop-down menu. The user interface should be more user-friendly.
I think that the error messages need to be made more specific. Recently, I was working with a large amount of data, and I received a runtime error. I had to solve it by running the query several times, removing data each time. If the error messages were less ambiguous then it would have helped.
More tools to help designers should be included.
Something that needs to improve, is the integration layer itself connecting to other non-Microsoft layers. But I don't know if that can be improved, due to the complexity of the data that they're connecting to. But I think they can maybe look at a way to do incremental updates, as it is slightly different.