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Actian Matrix

Actian matrix is not good for small data sets. If you have a limited data pool, or do not plan on having multiple users/clients accessing a data source, stick with a more traditional relational database model - Access for the truly small user base, or a DB2 or Oracle back end if your going to have multiple users, and moderate sized data. Actian is for LARGE data sets (Big Data, in the industry parlance). Millions of rows of data from multiple sources with various down stream systems accessing the database. It is for data analytics of large data groups and intense data mining.
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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it best-of-breed when it comes to implementation flexibility. All the while you can have one data solution that pulls data together from Hyperion Planning (Oracle) and Microsoft Dynamics (MM) into the same system as part of an EDW project.
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Pros

  • Handles Various data types from multiple sources.
  • Indexing speed - using the Actian platform as a back end database greatly improved processing time.
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  • You can size dashDB to your current needs and expand its capability later on as the needed.
  • I like the way dashDB allow for connecting to the cloud that my network engineer to set things up quickly.
  • IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it a real winner for me.
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Cons

  • Its a new product, there are plenty of bugs to work out with regards to converting special reserve characters that might crop up in data.
  • The Matrix 2 Matrix database port tool needs some ironing out.
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  • IBM dashDB could be clearer about the technology used to deliver the particular tier of the service you buy.
  • IBM dashDB can be cost prohibitive for folks needing to push a lot of data from on-premise into the cloud on a regular basis.
  • IBM dashDB is really like three data technologies in one and the sales teams at IBM sometimes can't explain why the MPP tier is better for certain uses over the db2 BLU based tier.
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Usability

Actian Matrix6.0
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I wish to give higher rating for the speed and efficiency in handling the queries, but only 6 because of consistent bugs we encounter
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Support

Actian Matrix8.0
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  • Faster initial response
  • Trained professionals
  • Very helpful in resolving issues
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Implementation

Actian Matrix6.0
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Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
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Alternatives Considered

Actian Matrix is our first big data analytics storage platform, and as I was not involved in the POC process to compare it to other products out on the market, unfortunately I cannot say if it is better than other Big Data storage options. I can say that it out performs products such as Oracle or UDB in regards to the volume of data it can easily index and handle.
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IBM dashDB stacks up well against both on-premise (SQL Server and DB2), but it was a tough choice to go with over AzureDB. Ultimately, the deep discount by IBM led us to go with dashDB with the understanding that we could back out of the technology at a later date.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud8.0
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IBM dashDB fits well into a shop with IBM DB2 experience. Specifically, the experience with the IBM developer tools helps aid in the adoption of dashDB across teams and project.
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Data Integration

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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud9.0
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The connectivity to IBM dashDB was based on the tried a true technology used by IBM DB2 and did not have to be reviewed by our IPSec team prior to use.
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Return on Investment

  • I cannot comment on the specific numbers, all I can say is that switching to the backend greatly improved our processing speed. The more we process through our systems, the more clients we can serve. Which should bump ROI.
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Pricing Details

Actian Matrix

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Actian Matrix Editions & Modules
Actian Matrix
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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Editions & Modules
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Edition
dashDB Entry
50 / month1
dashDB Enterprise
Varies
dashDB Enterprise MPP
Varies
dashDB Entry (Free)
$03
1. Per instance
3. Up to 50 GB
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