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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

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    9.3

    Google BigQuery

    93%
    Google BigQuery ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    16 Ratings

    Database scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    28 Ratings

    Automated backups

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    23 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    23 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    24 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Google BigQuery is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    88%
    3 Ratings
    9.8

    Google BigQuery

    98%
    28 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.0

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    60%
    1 Rating

    Google BigQuery

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    6.0

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    60%
    1 Rating
    9.5

    Google BigQuery

    95%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    80%
    2 Ratings
    9.9

    Google BigQuery

    99%
    18 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    6.0

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Google BigQuery

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Google BigQuery

    100%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services

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    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    Google BigQuery

    85%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Actian

    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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    Google

    One of the most important aspects while working with data warehousing solutions and analytics is the ability to handle large datasets. Google BigQuery is the best in business for that particular aspect. It is ridiculously fast while handling large data sets. Another aspect where it is well suited is the ability to integrate it with data visualization tools like Data Studio. It is fast, easy to use, and very reliable. The only aspect where I feel it is less appropriate where you have to pay more of inefficient scripts and that can hamper the growth of the company a bit.
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    Pros

    Actian

    • Super fast. Aggregate query such as SUM(), Count() returns result within seconds from a table with more than billion records.
    • Excellent data compression.
    • Easy maintenance. We managed this database without having a full time DBA.
    • Support ANSI SQL and ODBC/JDBC. It's easy to connect to this database from other systems.
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    Google

    • BigQuery is ridiculously fast and has the ability to query absurdly large data sets to return results immediately.
    • BigQuery allows for storage of a massive amount of data for relatively low prices.
    • Easy to learn. BiqQuery uses SQL-like queries and is easy to transfer your existing skills to use.
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    Cons

    Actian

    • Some of the bugs were annoying and QA definitely needs improvement
    • Connectivity to Informatica and ETL providers
    • Workload management could be better like when you compare with Teradata
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    Google

    • One issue with Google Cloud Storage is its price. For one to have that premium Google Cloud Storage, for the purpose of massive storage, he/she must have adequate cash. Otherwise, Google Cloud Storage is a safe and perfect online storage platform.
    • The only thing that can come to mind that would be annoying with this software was that sometimes when trying to share files on the Cloud with coworkers, it would just not share at all, or there would be a massive delay in when I shared them and when they received them. Other than that though, everything is perfect with this.
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    Pricing Details

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    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Actian Matrix (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Google BigQuery

      Starting Price

      $4 per 100 slots

      Editions & Modules

      Google BigQuery editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Queries (On-Demand)$51
      Queries (Hourly Flex Slots)$42
      Queries (Monthly Flat Rate)$20003
      Queries (Annual Flat Rate)$1,7004

      Footnotes

      1. per TB
      2. per 100 slots
      3. per 100 slots
      4. per 100 slots

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Actian

      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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      Google

      web UI is easy and convenient. Many RDBMS clients such as aqua data studio, Dbeaver data grid, and others connect. Range of well-documented APIs available. The range of features keeps expanding, increasing similar features to traditional RDBMS such as Oracle and DB2
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      Support Rating

      Actian

      • Faster initial response
      • Trained professionals
      • Very helpful in resolving issues
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      Google

      I rated the overall support for Google BigQuery as a mediocre five because it has limited support from Google. Instead, it is heavily dependent on an organization's IT resources such as SQL analysts and Data Architects to run big data reports or maintain data quality. Additionally, if errors occur during a run of complex SQL queries or when sending data to Google BigQuery from other sources, Google provides basic email support which needs to be complemented with internal data warehouse support to fix the root cause of the database errors. Finally, due to constraints on the amount of data an analyst can query or pay the additional cost when exceeding the limit, basic Google support is not sufficient to meet data needs without interruption.
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      Implementation Rating

      Actian

      Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
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      Google

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Actian

      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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      Google

      Spinning up, provisioning, maintaining and debugging a Hadoop solution can be non-trivial, painful. I'm talking about both GCE based or HDInsight clusters. It requires expertise (+ employee hire, costs). With BigQuery if someone has a good SQL knowledge (and maybe a little programming), can already start to test and develop. All of the infrastructure and platform services are taken care of. Google BigQuery is a magnitudes simpler to use than Hadoop, but you have to evaluate the costs. BigQuery billing is dependent on your data size and how much data your query touches.
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      Contract Terms and Pricing Model

      Actian

      No answers on this topic

      Google

      None so far. Very satisfied with the transparency on contract terms and pricing model.
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      Professional Services

      Actian

      No answers on this topic

      Google

      Google Support has kindly provide individual support and consultants to assist with the integration work. In the circumstance where the consultants are not present to support with the work, Google Support Helpline will always be available to answer to the queries without having to wait for more than 3 days.
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      Return on Investment

      Actian

      • ROI is great, less spending on full time DBA and that money could be use to add additional node.
      • Negative - Not many developers are well aware of this tool, it takes some time to learn.
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      Google

      • Google BigQuery has had enormous impact in terms of ROI to our business, as it has allowed us to ease our dependence on our physical servers, which we pay for monthly from another hosting service. We have been able to run multiple enterprise scale data processing applications with almost no investment
      • Since our business is highly client focused, Google Cloud Platform, and BigQuery specifically, has allowed us to get very granular in how our usage should be attributed to different projects, clients, and teams.
      • Plain and simple, I believe the meager investments that we have made in Google BigQuery have paid themselves back hundreds of times over.
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