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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
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IBM Netezza Performance Server

Large companies 500+ with multiple analysts who needs to work simultaneously in the database.
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Pros

Actian Avalanche

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

IBM Netezza Performance Server

  • Fast Queries
  • Handles Extra Large Data Sets
  • Easy to Manage
Anonymous | 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

IBM Netezza Performance Server

  • Cannot use functions such as pivot, which is in MS SQL Server
  • Objects such as tables do not pop up automatically in the editor, users needs to navigate themselves to know the object names
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Alternatives Considered

Actian Avalanche

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

IBM Netezza Performance Server

IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliances is well suited for use by a larger organization wanting to solve the business problems related to the collection, transformation, and dissemination of our company's business process information. These means the small data sets or data warehouse less than 1TB are best done with a different tool like SQL Server.
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

IBM Netezza Performance Server

  • It allows us to work together simultaneously in the database to query our custom results.
  • It requires users to know the object name as it does not pop up in their text editor. Thus, users take more time in writing queries.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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IBM Netezza Performance Server

Pricing Details

Actian Avalanche

General

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

IBM Netezza Performance Server

General

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

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