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Actian Matrix

3 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

SAP HANA Express Edition

8 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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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 HANA Express Edition

For huge data set with some fuzzy uncommon and unusual search kind of features is less appropriate like in many places for finance related stuff from the developer point of view. Its very well suited to create a POC for demo purpose even though for production use purpose, the coding with HANA is really fast and quick resulting turn with an expected format
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Pros

  • 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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  • The best part I would recommend is the real-time analytic reports
  • As compare to traditional DBs, this edition is tremendous faster, easier, quick to learn
  • Very good for our data load in few of the traditional DBs, with which we use our SAP Lumira, Web IDE, Also its flexible to integrate with 3rd party software like Tableau
  • Personally, I like the best part is can load on our personal laptop, desktop with no special appliance restriction like most HANA DBs does, easy to setup and quick in resulting in real-time results.
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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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  • I would be more than happy if normal users like me which work on test data can get the system of min 64GB at no charge.. :)
  • One of feature I would like to behave with it is smart data integration,
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Likelihood to Renew

Actian Matrix6.0
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SAP HANA Express Edition7.9
Based on 3 answers
it will devliver additional feaaturs like text search, updated graphical views for different analytic reports with different HRF and big data loading capabilities, also gives different replication featurs with smart data loads,
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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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HANA Express Edition will always sticks up against above traditional DB due to its tremendous features like, real-time, in-memory column store DB, predictive analytics, graphical features, integration with 3rd party tools, best analytics, quick and easy setup, more advance DW features, with compress kind of DB, and many more which are not available easily with above listed DBs with
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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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  • As per my current usages I have not yet to come across much with a negative impact, but for sure Positive impact is consultant, developers are being got addicted to using this Edition of HANA due to its user friendly trending features and also the best part is with newer versions we are getting more and more features which is definitely a positive impact
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Pricing Details

Actian Matrix

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

SAP HANA Express Edition

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
400 euro*
1.  per additional 32 GB memory increase
Additional Pricing Details
64GB USD 428.00/month; 96GB USD 856.00/month; 128GB USD 1,284.00/month.