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"The most valuable features are sharing data, Time Travel, Zero Copy Cloning, performance, and speed.""The syntax is advanced which reduces the time to write code.""From a data warehouse perspective, it's an excellent all-round solution. It's very complete.""It is a very well-distributed system. It has different data engines for different applications. Many applications can use different computational engines at the same time. In terms of data processing, the feeling was similar to working with a relational database but in a scalable way.""The most valuable feature is the snapshot database. In one second, you can just take a snapshot of the database for test purposes.""Its speed and performance were the most valuable. Easy configuration of Snowflake in any cloud was also a benefit.""Snowflake is a database, and it is very good and useful. The most interesting part is that memory management is very good in Snowflake. For a business intelligence project, SQL Server is taking a lot of time for reporting services. There are a lot of calculations, and the reporting time is shown as two minutes, whereas Snowflake is taking just two seconds for the same reporting services.""The cloning functionality has been the most valuable. I have been able to completely copy databases. The data sharing concept is also useful. As compared to, for example, SAP, Snowflake is a lot more open, and it allows a lot more connectivity for other providers than an SAP ecosystem."

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"The performance is great, we are able to query our data in one operation.""The flexibility in design is very good.""I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well.""Teradata features high productivity and reliability because it has several redundancy options, so the system is always up and running.""It's a pre-configured appliance that requires very little in terms of setting-up.""The functionality of the solution is excellent.""Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available."

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"If we can have a feature where the results can be moved to different tabs, so that I can compare the results with earlier queries before applying the changes, it would be great.""I would like to see a client version of the GUI.""The UI could improve because sometimes in the security query the UI freezes. We then have to close the window and restart.""Its pricing or affordability is one of the big challenges. Pricing was the only thing that we didn't like about Snowflake. In terms of technical features, it is a complete solution.""Product activation queries can't be changed while executing.""It's difficult to know how to size everything correctly.""Availability is a problem.""They should improve the reporting tools."

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"The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale.""It could use some more advanced analytics relating to structured and semi-structured data.""The solution is stable. However, there are times when we are using large amounts of data and we can see some latency issues.""Teradata needs to expand the kind of training that's available to customers. Teradata only offers training directly and doesn't delegate to any third-party companies. As a result, it's harder to find people trained on Teradata in our market relative to Oracle.""I would like to see more integration with many different types of data.""Teradata should focus on functionality for building predictive models because, in that regard, it can definitely improve.""I'm not sure about the unstructured data management capabilities. It could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is not cheap."
  • "The pricing for Snowflake is competitive."
  • "On average, with the number of queries that we run, we pay approximately $200 USD per month."
  • "Pricing is approximately $US 50 per DB. Terabyte is around $US 50 per month."
  • "The price of Snowflake is very reasonable."
  • "The price of Snowflake is quite reasonable."
  • "Its price should be improved. It should be cheaper than Microsoft."
  • "It is per credit. It has a use-it-as-you-go model. We bought a chunk of 20,000 credits, and they were lasting us for at least a year. We didn't have the scale of data like a much larger company to consume more credits. For us, it was very inexpensive. Their strategy is just to leverage what you've got and put Snowflake in the middle. It doesn't make it expensive because most of the organizations already have reporting tools. Now, if you were starting from scratch, it might be cheaper to go a different way."
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  • "The solution requires a license."
  • "The price of Teradata is on the higher side, and I think that it where they lose out on some of their business."
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
  • "Teradata is expensive, so it's typically marketed to big customers. However, there have been some changes, and Teradata is now offering more flexible pricing models and equipment leasing. They've added pay-as-you-go and cloud models, so it's changing, but Teradata is generally known as an expensive high-end product."
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    Once you have finished your designs they can be easily imported to Snowflake and the information can be readily accessed without an IT expert.
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    For our licensing, we renew every January by $25,000 in both credits. Their pricing structure is a pay-per-second usage in terms of credits, but you can get discounts if you buy them in bulk. I think… more »
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    The documentation could improve. They should provide architecture information. There could be better integration with tools other than the common databases used to receive data. There are other tools… more »
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    Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available.
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    Teradata could improve by providing better training. For example, Oracle provides good overall training. It is not easy to find information on the internet.
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    We use Teradata in our data warehouse and we extract data. We have a data department that uses many tools for data extractions.
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    Snowflake provides a data warehouse built for the cloud, delivering a solution capable of solving problems for which legacy, on-premises and cloud data platforms were not designed.

    Teradata's portfolio of big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and services help organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data.

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    Snowflake is ranked 1st in Data Warehouse with 42 reviews while Teradata is ranked 4th in Data Warehouse with 7 reviews. Snowflake is rated 8.4, while Teradata is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Snowflake writes "Good usability, good data sharing and elastic compute features, and requires less DBA involvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata writes "Good performance, flexible, easy to tune queries, and scales well". Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Vertica, Oracle Exadata and AWS Lake Formation, whereas Teradata is most compared with Oracle Exadata, SQL Server, Amazon Redshift, Vertica and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics. See our Snowflake vs. Teradata report.

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