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Score 8.2 out of 100
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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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

Solid data warehouse based on best-in-class in-memory HANA database with excellent integration into SAP solutions, as well as predelivered business content facilitating initial implementation. Leverages the best of SAP's architecture and flexible data warehousing capabilities, without compromising performance and simplification. Will be key enabler to our Finance and HCM analytics roadmap.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Actian Avalanche

  • The support community was not as robust as you would find in a Mulesoft or Informatica environment. Given time and growth, it’s possible it will blossom, but for now it is minimal.
  • Training is always a big thing for us, and the tool was not expansive enough for us to implement our own internal training program. There was some online training, and we acquired an expert when we brought on the new company, but some additional training tools would have helped the tool grown its user base internally.
  • Not a lot to set it apart from the competition. Most of the features are available with other more established tools, but for a small company that maybe grew too quickly and needs to get its arms around many different data sources, I can see the appeal. Not really geared for larger firms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

  • Near real-time data replication from HANA databases.
  • Strong BW functionality.
  • A host of cloud reporting tools can seamlessly connect to it.
Robert Harper | 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

SAP BW/4HANA

  • ETL implementation can be complicated
  • Integration with non-SAP systems can take a long time
  • Cost to implement and maintain can be high, even in Cloud
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian Avalanche

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SAP BW/4HANA

SAP BW/4HANA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP BW/4HANA requires specialized skillsets around data warehouse modeling and the access to data, however the modeling capabilities are intuitive and have now become accessible to both SAP and non-SAP data warehouse specialists. This new model allows for Interchangeable skillsets and access to a broader pool of experts throughout the industry, as well as easier access to data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian Avalanche

No score
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SAP BW/4HANA

SAP BW/4HANA 8.7
Based on 7 answers
SAP offers specialized support since it is a relatively new product and it is necessary to be able to push the platform.
Martin Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actian Avalanche

We didn’t actually choose Actian, it arrived as part of an acquisition, and really served its purpose both when it was used by the smaller firm we acquired as well as afterwards when we were extracting data and folding the company into our own data and analytics culture. The included hundreds of pre-built connectors gave us lots of options, but in the end, we were just too large of a company to rely on the product and needed a big-name player to address our wide-ranging needs. Powerful for its size, but not sized enough to address big businesses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

Unfortunately I never had the chance to work with other tools similar to SAP BW/4HANA. In the different companies I've worked for during the past 4 years, they all used SAP, and in particular I worked in SAP BW during the last year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian Avalanche

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SAP BW/4HANA

  • Faster turn-around to enhancements
  • End users can query structures that are not limited to multi-dimensional models.
  • Performance improvements means that business user can do more in the same time compared to traditional BW
Mark Villazon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Actian Avalanche

General

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

SAP BW/4HANA

General

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

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