We performed a comparison between Amazon Redshift and SAP BW4HANA based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Cloud Data Warehouse solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Has a very user-friendly SQL editor and it's very easy to use the connectors."
"The most valuable features of Amazon Redshift are that its fast and efficient. We have lots of TBs of data and it's very fast."
"Redshift's Excel features are handy. Redshift spectrum allows you to directly query the data on an Excel sheet. Now, SQL Server also allows this, but Redshift has many more features."
"The most valuable feature is that the solution is fully embedded in the AWS stack."
"Amazon Redshift is very fast. It has really good response times. It's very user-friendly."
"For the on-premises version of Amazon Redshift, we need to start from scratch. However, with the cloud version whenever you want to deploy, you can scale up, and down, and it has a data warehousing capability. Redshift has many features."
"Changing from local servers to the cloud is very easy. It's so nice not to have to worry about physical servers."
"The most valuable feature is its scalability."
"Some of the main features of this solution are that it uses HANA and it has good performance."
"I like that it's quite quick."
"We like that it is an SAP product, so we can easily connect with the SAP ERP system."
"The solution is based on SAP ERP, so there's some business content already included. For customers who use SAP ERP, SAP BW4HANA is a good choice for their DW implementation."
"The most valuable feature is that we can transform a huge amount of data and apply business logic as per the requirements."
"We benefited from BW/4HANA's ability to utilize predefined content inside. We didn't need to start from scratch."
"You can do hierarchical alert slicing and dicing out-of-box, which is not available in other solutions. I haven't come across that in Oracle or any other software provider."
"Its direct approach is the most valuable. You get more real time and capabilities than BW."
"Planting is the primary key enforcement that should be improved."
"We are using third-party tools to integrate Amazon Redshift, they should create their own interface on their own for it to be easily connected on the AWS itself."
"This solution lacks integration with non-AWS sources."
"Improvement could be made in the area of streaming data."
"Amazon should provide more cloud-native tools that can integrate with Redshift like Microsoft's development tools for Azure."
"The technical support should be better in terms of their knowledge, and they should be more customer-friendly."
"The solution has four maintenance windows so, when it comes to stability, I think it would be better to decrease their number."
"Infinite storage is available in Snowflake and is not available in Redshift."
"From a technical perspective, it could be even more related to legacy systems. The connectivity requirement is quite high and requires systems that are up-to-date."
"It's complicated to use. You need to spend a lot of time learning about it. The interface could be improved. It's not intuitive to build a data model and use their ETL tools."
"BW/4HANA could improve query optimization. For example, there could be an error message that pops up when you hover over it if any query fails. That would make it easier to find out what went gone wrong. Guided SAP help tools would make it easier for us to go forward."
"If I want to have good reporting, then I have to buy a separate license."
"The speed of operations could be a little faster."
"I would like more integration."
"Other competitors provide better solutions that are more up to date with current technology."
"There's one area where the other vendors have an upper edge, which is the data lake. I think SAP is trying to figure out whether to stick with IQ, their own data lake solution, or push customers toward customer-preferred vendors, like Azure Data Lake, AWS, or any other provider."
What is Amazon Redshift?
Amazon Redshift is a fully administered, petabyte-scale cloud-based data warehouse service. Users are able to begin with a minimal amount of gigabytes of data and can easily scale up to a petabyte or more as needed. This will enable them to utilize their own data to develop new intuitions on how to improve business processes and client relations.
Initially, users start to develop a data warehouse by initiating what is called an Amazon Redshift cluster or a set of nodes. Once the cluster has been provisioned, users can seamlessly upload data sets, and then begin to perform data analysis queries. Amazon Redshift delivers super-fast query performance, regardless of size, utilizing the exact SQL-based tools and BI applications that most users are already working with today.
The Amazon Redshift service performs all of the work of setting up, operating, and scaling a data warehouse. These tasks include provisioning capacity, monitoring and backing up the cluster, and applying patches and upgrades to the Amazon Redshift engine.
Amazon Redshift Functionalities
Amazon Redshift has many valuable key functionalities. Some of its most useful functionalities include:
Reviews from Real Users
“Redshift's versioning and data security are the two most critical features. When migrating into the cloud, it's vital to secure the data. The encryption and security are there.” - Kundan A., Senior Consultant at Dynamic Elements AS
“With the cloud version whenever you want to deploy, you can scale up, and down, and it has a data warehousing capability. Redshift has many features. They have enriched and elaborate documentation that is helpful.”- Aishwarya K., Solution Architect at Capgemini
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Amazon Redshift is ranked 4th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 15 reviews while SAP BW4HANA is ranked 5th in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews. Amazon Redshift is rated 8.0, while SAP BW4HANA is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Amazon Redshift writes "Helps consolidate all of an organization's data into a single unified data platform". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP BW4HANA writes "Enables consolidation of data across an organisation onto a single platform for enterprise data insights & analytics ". Amazon Redshift is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Snowflake, AWS Lake Formation, Oracle Exadata and Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse, whereas SAP BW4HANA is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Snowflake, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, Oracle Exadata and Apache Hadoop. See our Amazon Redshift vs. SAP BW4HANA report.
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