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Pros
"The stability is pretty good.""Our primary use case is for gathering data and analytics. We provide insights into vehicle data. We gather millions of records per second and we have various millions of vehicles running across.""The solution has been working well overall.""It's user-friendly and has a good dashboard.""We also like governance. It looks at what the requirements are for the company to identify the best way to ensure compliance is met when you move to the cloud.""Overall deployment and integration is pretty fast.""We use Azure Synapse Analytics in many different areas and industries, so I like that you can administrate and create pipelines for difference sources of data and later integrate and deploy it to other internal areas, such as separate dashboards for financials, and so on.""Technical support is okay in terms of the help they provide."

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"I like that it integrates to open-source.""Having the back-end data set with the right information is the best qualification for this solution.""The features that I have found most valuable are its capabilities to connect to Excel and to slice and dice.""In terms of stability, comparatively, the solution is quite stable.""The solution has functionality that makes it easy for end-users to readily extract data directly from Business Warehouse into Excel and carry on their analysis on their own.""With the technical support, the response has been pretty good from the SAP side.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the integration with SAP ERP."

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Cons
"While the solution is flexible, sometimes this works against the user.""It's a complicated product.""Indicating what areas need improvement in this solution is a difficult question because the organizations that I am working for are really new in this area. However, an even better more simple interface, or perhaps an extension of a connector app store solution, would be helpful.""Comes with a pretty steep learning curve.""I am very sure that there are areas in need of improvement, but I can't recall what they are off the top of my head.""Unfortunately, we have had some issues with the dashboard reporting. Sometimes, the data for specific periods would just appear blank on the dashboard. To investigate this, we worked with a Microsoft incident agent and it turned out to be a result of bugs in the platform when dealing with specific types of queries in Azure Data Factory.""This solution needs to have query caching so that if the same query is run and the results are available, it will return the data from the cache without having to re-run the query.""Right now, we are really struggling with the performance. it's not as good as we had hoped."

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"We are very unhappy with technical support. First of all, they send their sales agents or pre-sales agents and most of them who don't know the solution as a properly trained tech would. We have an on-site SAP representative who is supposed to help us with our high priority and production issues, and they're not satisfactory to say the least.""SAP Business Warehouse could integrate better with other ETL tools.""I would like to see a different end solution in order to read the data and attract internal users.""A few things which are missing include the visualization of reports. That's where your costs and licensing become heavy. When it comes to this database compared Microsoft Warehouse, it's an expensive solution.""It's a product that is at the end of life so they will not improve it anymore.""More integration with Microsoft Office products (not just Excel) would be helpful.""In the next release, my suggestion would be to have user-friendly interfaces and performance issues be addressed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "All of the prices are available online."
  • "Our license is very expensive"
  • "They are cost aggressive, and it integrates well with other Microsoft tools."
  • "There is a cost calculator available online that allows you to input your entire scenario, and it will get back to you with information on what the costs are going to be."
  • "Its price could be better. It was a school project, and I got it for free. If I try to pay through my company, it is a little bit more expensive as compared to Oracle."
  • "The price of the package not expensive and depends on how much it is used."
  • "The cost of the licensing depends on the size of the warehouse, where the cost of storage is approximately $130 USD per terabyte."
  • "This is a cost-effective product."
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  • "It's moderately expensive, but definitely has its branding and price value for it."
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    Fills the gap between big data and classic data warehouses.
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    The most valuable aspect of the solution is the integration with SAP ERP.
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    It's moderately expensive, but definitely has its branding and price value for it.
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    Also Known As
    Azure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft Azure SQL DW, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, MS Azure Synapse Analytics
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    Overview

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a Fast, flexible, and secure analytics platform for the enterprise. Azure SQL Data Warehouse lets you independently scale compute and storage, while pausing and resuming your data warehouse within minutes through a massively parallel processing architecture designed for the cloud. Seamlessly create your hub for analytics along with native connectivity with data integration and visualization services, all while using your existing SQL and BI skills.

    Reporting, analysis and interpretation of business data are crucial to preserve and enhance the competitive edge of companies by optimizing processes and enabling them to react quickly and in line with market needs. SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) provides tools and functions that enable companies to attain these goals. In SAP BW, you can integrate, transform, and consolidate relevant business information from productive SAP applications and external data sources. SAP BW provides you with a high-performance infrastructure that helps you evaluate and interpret data. Decision makers can make well-founded decisions and identify target-orientated activities on the basis of the analyzed data.

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    Sample Customers
    Toshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics, Jet.com, Adobe, 
    Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Insurance Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Non Tech Company22%
    Energy/Utilities Company22%
    Maritime Company11%
    Pharma/Biotech Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Media Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise46%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 34 reviews while SAP Business Warehouse is ranked 7th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 7 reviews. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is rated 7.8, while SAP Business Warehouse is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics writes "Scalable, intuitive, facilitates compliance and keeping your data secure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Business Warehouse writes "Has ready-made connectors where we can extract data from ". Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, SAP BW4HANA and Apache Hadoop, whereas SAP Business Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse. See our Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. SAP Business Warehouse report.

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