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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • SAP BW/4HANA is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

88%
8 Ratings
9.2

SAP BW/4HANA

92%
8 Ratings

Usability

9.5

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

95%
2 Ratings
8.3

SAP BW/4HANA

83%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

95%
2 Ratings
9.6

SAP BW/4HANA

96%
13 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

10.0

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

100%
1 Rating

SAP BW/4HANA

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

In terms of a well-suited scenario - the Azure Synapse can be used to capture data from multiple sources (especially from onPrem sources apart from Dataverse) and update the transformed data based on the given conditions (eg: refresh data based on the specified date/time ranges). Also, the transformed data can simply be transferred to Azure Data Lake for further processing by utilizing other analytics tools such as PowerBI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

Some scenarios where SAP BW/4HANA is well suited are retail industry, supply chain, finance, warehouse, stocking processes, BI, [and] some finance analytics reporting. Some scenarios where SAP BW/4HANA is less appropriate [is when] relational queries are needed [and] in some small business with infrastructure limitations. Another scenario that is less appropriate is for ABAP processes requirements.
Mirian Pitti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

  • Quick to return data. Queries in a SQL data warehouse architecture tend to return data much more quickly than a OLTP setup. Especially with columnar indexes.
  • Ability to manage extremely large SQL tables. Our databases contain billions of records. This would be unwieldy without a proper SQL datawarehouse
  • Backup and replication. Because we're already using SQL, moving the data to a datawarehouse makes it easier to manage as our users are already familiar with SQL.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

  • High speed data warehouse regardless of data volumes.
  • Excellent integration with SAP systems and Data sets.
  • Simplified data modelling due to columnar data base.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

  • Integrating external 3rd party data sources is very easy in Snowflake and it’s missing in Azure Synapse
  • Master data services and data quality services are missing in Azure Synapse. They are useful features present in on Orem Sql server
  • Resource usage reports (top 10 expensive queries, most frequently run queries, etc) are a feature that can be added in Azure Synapse. It’s present in an on-prem SQL server. DMVs are there but viewing it visually as a report is more helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

  • Enterprise license pricing is very expensive and run-time license limits the usefulness of the tool.
  • Integration with SAP Analytics cloud for write-back to BW/4HANA. Live connection is only read from SAC.
  • Make run-time licenses more useful.
Robert Harper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

General

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

Starting Price

SAP BW/4HANA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Usability

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The data warehouse portion is very much like old style on-prem SQL server, so most SQL skills one has mastered carry over easily. Azure Data Factory has an easy drag and drop system which allows quick building of pipelines with minimal coding. The Spark portion is the only really complex portion, but if there's an in-house python expert, then the Spark portion is also quiet useable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

SAP BW/4HANA 8.3
Based on 2 answers
SAP BW/4HANA requires specialized skillsets around data warehouse modeling and the access to data, however the modeling capabilities are intuitive and have now become accessible to both SAP and non-SAP data warehouse specialists. This new model allows for Interchangeable skillsets and access to a broader pool of experts throughout the industry, as well as easier access to data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft does its best to support Synapse. More and more articles are being added to the documentation, providing more useful information on best utilizing its features. The examples provided work well for basic knowledge, but more complex examples should be added to further assist in discovering the vast abilities that the system has.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

SAP BW/4HANA 9.6
Based on 13 answers
SAP Max Attention and general support for SAP BW/4HANA is broadly available. Truth to be told, MaxAttention has a premium cost but brings great engineers. So this being an enterprise capability and extremely critical, we did not consider cost as the main factor since support works well. Just keep that in mind when making your selection.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

We also looked at Oracle Data Warehouse as part of our short list of products to implement as a solution. Oracle's product turned out to have less support by way of easily accessible internet blogs. Oracle was also considerably more expensive and we would have needed to hire the skillset needed to implement.
Samir Patel, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

SAP Analytics Cloud is complemented by SAP BW/4 HANA through connectors that work in real-time and allow the display of indicator information in interactive and user-friendly visualizations.SAP Data Services integrates with BW/4 HANA allowing to automate the loading of information in the system taking as a data source a wide variety of platforms.
Martin Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Basically, the billing is predictable, and this all about it.
Vladimír Mužný | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

  • Azure Synapse has predominately reduced the time being used for processing data being extracted from multiple sources
  • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and create a single dataset that could be used for further analytics to find KPIs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW/4HANA

  • Faster turn-around to enhancements
  • End users can query structures that are not limited to multi-dimensional models.
  • Performance improvements means that business user can do more in the same time compared to traditional BW
Mark Villazon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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