Exasol vs IBM Netezza Performance Server comparison


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Relational Databases Tools (13th)
IBM Netezza Performance Server
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Data Warehouse (10th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Relational Databases Tools category, the mindshare of Exasol is 0.4%, up from 0.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of IBM Netezza Performance Server is 0.9%, up from 0.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Mar 18, 2023
Fast, reliable, and rock solid
The solution is intended as the backend for our reporting solution MicroStrategy. It's also used for ad-hoc analysis or to fuel other tools with data as it's the only place where some of the data points are available within an acceptable SLO We used it to decouple ETL and reporting databases. The…
Shemal Gandhi - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 16, 2023
A cost-effective data warehousing tool, but security features like TDE encryption are missing
IBM Netezza Performance Server is a basic data warehousing tool we use for internal reporting IBM Netezza Performance Server is a cost-effective solution. Oracle Exadata's security features, like TDE encryption, are missing in IBM Netezza Performance Server. I have been working with IBM Netezza…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The most valuable feature of Exasol is its speed."
"The solution is hands-off; you set it up insert your data and it self tunes queries."
"It is easy to scale."
"We mainly chose Exasol for its performance reasons."
"The speed is very good compared to other databases, like SQL Server or Oracle."
"We can quickly scale the solution as it works on an MPP system."
"Performance is a top priority, and it excels in this aspect."
"Its speed is great."
"The performance is most important to me, and it helps our ability to make business decisions quickly."
"The most valuable feature would be the fact that it has been running for awhile in an appliance format."
"Distribution concurrency control."
"The most valuable features of the IBM Netezza Performance Server are the NPS server because of the reduced maintenance and overall good performance."
"The underlying hardware that IBM provides with this appliance is made for a specific purpose, to serve performance on a large amount of data, and to do analytics as well. It is faster, when you compare it to any other product."
"IBM Netezza Performance Server is a cost-effective solution."
"The data governance prospect... from what I've seen, that is a really powerful tool as well, to help with data lineage and keeping track of that."
"The benefit is really because of the additional speed that we have and, truth be told, the more updated ETL processes and the revamped scheduler in general."


"They should improve the security features for MPP processing."
"It would be beneficial if the updates would occur more often."
"It's not cloud-native so many maintenance operations require downtime."
"They don't talk very well to with other products when it comes to connectivity. Integration is lacking."
"Lacks a cloud-based platform."
"There are limited resources available to help me resolve the issue with Exasol."
"The only area where we found it could improve was in custom role creation and security, and it was difficult to work with."
"You have to install Exasol drivers, and it's not easy to find or implement a driver into different systems."
"Concurrency limit needs to be increased somewhat."
"Oracle Exadata's security features, like TDE encryption, are missing in IBM Netezza Performance Server."
"IBM Netezza Performance Server could improve its interface, support for big data, and APA-based connectivity should be available."
"The scalability is not as expected. The capacity in the black box is not enough."
"Our main problem with it is concurrency. When there are too many users running Netezza at the same time, this is when we have the most complaints."
"We are not able to scale. The only way to scale is to get another appliance, but we have a customers who would need us to hydrate the data between the two appliances, and Netezza does not do that."
"LIke Teradata, we can’t add a node/SPU to the existing appliance."
"The only issue is that it's not expandable."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution's cost is mid-ranged."
"The solution has a yearly licensing fee, and users have to pay extra for support."
"The pricing is very expensive. It has a lot CPUs with a lot of components in it. It also has built-in redundancy for resiliency reasons."
"Netezza is a costly solution. It does serve a specific purpose but it's costlier than what's available in the market, if you go to the cloud."
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Comparison Review

it_user232068 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 5, 2015
Netezza vs. Teradata
Original published at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/should-i-choose-net Two leading Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architectures for Data Warehousing (DW) are IBM PureData System for Analytics (formerly Netezza) and Teradata. I thought talking about the similarities and differences…

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Exasol?
The most valuable feature of Exasol is its speed.
What needs improvement with Exasol?
You have to use upper-column names in Exasol, which is strange. You have to install Exasol drivers, and it's not easy to find or implement a driver into different systems.
What is your primary use case for Exasol?
We implemented our data problem issues from Tableau. We inserted the data into the Exasol database in order to run 10 to 20 reports from Tableau. This was just a small but problematic report for us.
What do you like most about IBM Netezza Performance Server?
IBM Netezza Performance Server is a cost-effective solution.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM Netezza Performance Server?
The solution has a yearly licensing fee, and users have to pay extra for support.
What needs improvement with IBM Netezza Performance Server?
Oracle Exadata's security features, like TDE encryption, are missing in IBM Netezza Performance Server.

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