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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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Amazon Redshift

Redshift is a viable platform to house a large or very large data warehouse designed for performance and scalability. It is especially well-suited in the cases where your source data is already stored inside of the AWS services infrastructure.
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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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  • It is easy to use. SQL is one of the easiest languages to learn.
  • Fast. Especially if you use an SSD cluster.
  • Scalable. If you need more space for your data or want faster results you can add more nodes.
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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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  • Does not scale automatically. Need to be scaled up/down manually by adding/removing nodes
  • Does not have support for row level access control
  • Charged based on provisioned capacity - not based on usage
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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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At the time of evaluation, BigQuery didn't have full SQL support. SQL support has since been added, but I'm not sure if it supports full ANSI SQL.
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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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  • Our clients have achieved great ROI by migrating all or parts of their data from expensive data warehouse hardware solutions to Redshift.
  • Some clients are seeing increasing costs of Redshift, as they are being charged for provisioned capacity, and are looking at alternative solutions which provide pay per use options.
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Pricing Details

Actian Matrix

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

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