IT Central Station is now PeerSpot: Here's why

IBM Netezza Performance Server vs SQL Server comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Featured Review
Buyer's Guide
Data Warehouse
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Snowflake Computing, Oracle, Teradata and others in Data Warehouse. Updated: July 2022.
622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The most valuable features of the IBM Netezza Performance Server are the NPS server because of the reduced maintenance and overall good performance."

More IBM Netezza Performance Server Pros →

"A valuable feature of the solution is that it is comparatively simpler to manage than Oracle.""The performance is good.""Similar to Microsoft SQL, it is easy to scale.""One of the most valuable features of SQL Server is that it's easy to use.""Easy to implement and user-friendly relational database management system. This product is stable and scalable.""It is easy to deploy and easy to maintain.""Its usability is very good. Its performance is satisfactory.""The solution is configurable."

More SQL Server Pros →

Cons
"IBM Netezza Performance Server could improve its interface, support for big data, and APA-based connectivity should be available."

More IBM Netezza Performance Server Cons →

"The Task Scheduler has a lot of shortcomings. This could be improved quite a bit.""The configuration process can be a little complex.""The licensing is pretty expensive.""SQL Server could improve by increase the performance, it cannot handle large amounts of data. I did not find any additional features compared to others solutions.""The agility of the non-SQL-based features is relevant on the market.""Scalability is an area that needs improvement, and the deployment is difficult, which why I'm looking for an appliance to deploy it in a much more scalable way.""There is room for improvement in performance when managing a large quality of data and a high number of active users.""SQL Server backups could be better."

More SQL Server Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
Information Not Available
  • "Pricing is reasonable for small organizations, but the scaling increases the price."
  • "We didn't have any licensing costs for SQL Server."
  • "We pay approximately $12,000 USD per month for both the server and the license."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
  • "Cost is a major derivative for any organization. It has a reasonable cost value, and its cloud support is also better than others. Comparatively, Oracle can do the same things or is even better in certain areas, but it is expensive. The cost along with the support are the plus factors for SQL Server."
  • "We have had to purchase the Enterprise version to the tune of a few hundred thousand dollars, which is just ridiculous."
  • "With recent releases, the Standard Edition (cheaper) SKU has some of the earlier version Enterprise features. SQL Express has some limitations."
  • "The cost is high and because it's an expensive product, we are in the process of moving towards open-source solutions."
  • More SQL Server Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Data Warehouse solutions are best for your needs.
    622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of the IBM Netezza Performance Server are the NPS server because of the reduced maintenance and overall good performance.
    Top Answer:IBM Netezza Performance Server could improve its interface, support for big data, and APA-based connectivity should be available.
    Top Answer:I am using IBM Netezza Performance Server for enterprise data.
    Top Answer:We're satisfied with the stability.
    Top Answer:Performance-wise, SQL cannot handle large amounts of data. In the next release, I would like them to commission SQL Server on Linux, as has been announced in the past but has not yet happened.
    Ranking
    8th
    out of 30 in Data Warehouse
    Views
    5,626
    Comparisons
    4,159
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    505
    Rating
    8.5
    Views
    21,417
    Comparisons
    16,448
    Reviews
    168
    Average Words per Review
    444
    Rating
    8.2
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Netezza Performance Server, Netezza
    Microsoft SQL Server, MSSQL, MS SQL
    Learn More
    Overview
    IBM Netezza appliances are now part of IBM PureSystems - expert integrated systems with built in expertise, integration by design and a simplified user experience. Part of the PureData family, the Netezza appliance is now known as the PureData System for Analytics. It has the same key design tenets of simplicity, speed, scalability and analytics power that was fundamental to Netezza appliances.

    SQL Server is the Microsoft-driven relational database management system. This system is used to store data as well as retrieve it when necessary; these functions can be supported by individual users or by multiple users within a larger network. The Microsoft SQL Server has warehousing options, quality and integration services, management tools that are simple to implement, as well as robust tools for development.

    Looking at the more technical end of things, Microsoft SQL Server uses query languages such as T-SQL and ANSI SQL. Disaster recovery is one of the product's most prominent features, in addition to in-memory performance, scalability, and corporate business intelligence capabilities.

    Offer
    Learn more about IBM Netezza Performance Server
    Learn more about SQL Server
    Sample Customers
    Seattle ChildrenĀs Hospital, Carphone Warehouse, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Battelle, Start Today Co. Ltd., Kelley Blue Book, Trident Marketing, Elisa Corporation, Catalina Marketing, iBasis, Barnes & Noble, Qualcomm, MediaMath, Acxiom, iBasis, Foxwoods
    Microsoft SQL Server is used by businesses in every industry, including Great Western Bank, Aviva, the Volvo Car Corporation, BMW, Samsung, Principality Building Society, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm35%
    Retailer18%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Insurance Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Insurance Company10%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise76%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Data Warehouse
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Snowflake Computing, Oracle, Teradata and others in Data Warehouse. Updated: July 2022.
    622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Netezza Performance Server is ranked 8th in Data Warehouse with 2 reviews while SQL Server is ranked 1st in Relational Databases Tools with 167 reviews. IBM Netezza Performance Server is rated 8.6, while SQL Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Netezza Performance Server writes "We are now able to analyze products, stores, suppliers and sales as quickly as we need". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQL Server writes "Good performance, well-priced, trivial to set up, and helpful support". IBM Netezza Performance Server is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, IBM Db2 Database and Teradata, whereas SQL Server is most compared with SAP HANA, Oracle Database, LocalDB, MariaDB and IBM Db2 Database.

    We monitor all Data Warehouse reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.