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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Avalanche

This is a tool geared for smaller to mid-sized business that has disparate sources of data from different platforms in varying incarnations. It’s a great ETL tool to solve the problems a scenario like that causes, but you can also achieve that with good BI Tools like Qlik Sense. So be careful that you really need an ETL tool, as opposed to an end-use tool with a built-in ETL component. If you are going ELT and have a lot of data an not a lot of corporate resources, this is a better option than Microsoft or Informatica
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

It is very well suited for big data analytics. Predictive modeling, optimization, and other large scale analysis benefit from using a properly defined SQL Data Warehouse. It is also suited for simple business intelligence such as building historical and active dashboards
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Actian Avalanche

  • Quick response for queries involving multi-million rows
  • Low cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

  • It is very cost-effective
  • Development time needed was much less in comparison to other systems
  • Played very nicely with our ETL and OLAP reporting tools
Samir Patel, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian Avalanche

  • As I said before, more training or greater visibility to training tools/options would be a plus. It’s easy to publish YouTube videos these days, I think they should make more of them.
  • Differentiation would help, there’s not a lot out there to drive you to buy the product if you are well informed in the market. If you know the market, you steer towards the large or trendy products. It’s a good product, but lost in the noise of the field I think.
  • Hitching the wagon to a major software brand (like Mule did to Salesforce) would help grow the user base, and thus increase the activity in the support community. More users also translates into product champions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

  • The cost structure is difficult to understand
  • The job scheduling capabilities aren't easy to use
  • The logging metrics aren't easy to see
Scott Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian Avalanche

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Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The data warehouse portion is very much like old style on-prem SQL server, so most SQL skills one has mastered carry over easily. Azure Data Factory has an easy drag and drop system which allows quick building of pipelines with minimal coding. The Spark portion is the only really complex portion, but if there's an in-house python expert, then the Spark portion is also quiet useable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian Avalanche

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Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 8.1
Based on 2 answers
I am happy, the Azure team has strong customer support. They have an effective customer forum and weekly summits to encourage and establish their features and they support us in deep dives into the tool to utilize many benefits from it. They have 24/7 support and whenever we have issue they promptly resolve the tickets.
Prabhu Sundararaj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actian Avalanche

Oracle>DB2>MS SQL Server>GreenPlum>Vectorwise
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

SQL Data Warehousing is much easier to manage if you already have SQL Server experience and analysts who are familiar with its interface. We are currently piloting using NoSQL and Hadoop type databases but it is difficult to get set up properly. Additionally, we have to re-train our users to learn how to create python scripts and use spark to query the data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian Avalanche

  • We had to move out of VectorWise after using the database for 2 years. Hence no positive impacts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

  • We have had an improvement in our overall processing time
  • Cost was much lower than most of its competitors
  • Our reporting needs have grown and housing the data here has been great
Samir Patel, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Actian Avalanche

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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