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Actian Matrix

[Actian Matrix is well suited for:]1. Power user who wants to derive aggregate metrics by joining huge dataset.2. Batch load where you have to load billion of records very fast (copy command).3. Scenario where you want to do ELT because your ETL tool cannot handle huge volume of data.
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SAP BW

I used it for one of our customers to predict the future performance. SAP BW provides the result very seamlessly and accurately which ultimately improved the business for our client. From my point of view SAP BW best suits for the business where the data modeling and special warehouse reporting is necessary on a regular basis for getting financial, customer, sales, stakeholders etc data.
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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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  • Generating reports
  • Ease of interaction with various data sources like XML
  • Tables comparison is pretty easy
  • Data warehousing
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Cons

  • Dashboard for Admin instead of a linux console.
  • Admin with ability to kill inactive sessions when sessions reaches to more than allowed sessions. We ended up restarting the database.
  • Ability to easily scale up database by adding extra node.
  • Better support from Actian.
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  • Quicker standup of BI Content, seems some of the 3.X content is still being used in 7+ which is a bit confusing.
  • Enhance the query designer side, would be nice to see real time preview of the report.
  • Enhance process chain maintenance, e.g. make it easier to kill jobs, restart, etc...
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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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I have previously used MicroStrategy Analytics for reporting and I can confidentially say this is a better option. First, we can do all ETL in the system and not have to rely on another tool. Second, it is easy to integrate with the SAP Lumira platform which seems to be much more powerful and easy to use than MicroStrategy
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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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  • It has helped with our collections and disbursements reporting, helping us proactively identify trends.
  • It has helped with our banking, helping us identify banking needs.
  • It is easy to manage, for how much ETL we are are doing, we only need 1-2 FTE to manage.
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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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SAP BW

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