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It's great if you are using or wish to use PostgreSQL and need the added performance optimization, security features and developer and DBA tools. If you need compatibility with Oracle it's a must-have. There are many developer features that greatly assist dev teams in integrating and implementing complex middleware. It's great for optimizing complex database queries as well as for scaling. I would recommend Postgres Plus Advanced Server for any software development team that is hitting the limit of what PostgreSQL is capable of and wants to improve performance, security, and gain extra developer tools.
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We can query the data source and treat multiple databases
as one with IBM Netezza Performance Server. While delivering fast and reliable analytical performance, the IBM Netezza Performance Server requires minimal configuration and ongoing management. To drive organizational performance, Netezza Performance Server automatically simplifies data and AI to centralize all analytics activities on the device, exactly where the data resides. For data processing and application dashboards, IBM Netezza Performance Server is quite beneficial. IBM Netezza Performance Server simplifies event setup by notifying you when a hardware component fails, allowing you to quickly replace it. Read full review Pros PPAS Oracle compatibility, especially the PL/SQL syntax, has made migrating database-tier code very simple. Most Oracle packages do not need to be changed at all and those that do are generally for simple reasons like a reserved word in PPAS that is allowed in Oracle. PPAS xDB, the multi-master replication tool, is simple and - most important - does not break with network or other interruptions. We have been able to configure and forget, which our customers could never do with other multi-master tools. Most people had no idea that PPAS and PostgreSQL have full CRUD support for JSON. They think you need a specialized product and/or that JSON is read-only. Every organization that I have worked with is evaluating adding JSON to their relational model. Read full review IBM Netezza Performance Server enables capabilities to integrate with leading ETL solutions. Data can be exported from the IBM Netezza Performance Server to a variety of formats, including Excel. We can prioritize specific users and queries using IBM Netezza Performance Server. Read full review Cons Documentation is excellent but spread out across many resources and can take a while to wade through—would benefit from having more intro level, getting started guides for various languages. Ruby support is excellent but more Ruby examples and beginner-level documentation would be nice. It is sometimes hard to find a community of users on StackOverflow so a larger community, and a dedicated forum with active members to answer questions and work through issues would be nice. Read full review More tech support may make it easier as it is only limited to be done via company representatives Overhead cost for replacements and services looks like it is high compared to others Integration with other cloud based application will be great Read full review Alternatives Considered
PPAS proved better for our customer's data-centric apps than Oracle in all but a few edge cases (encryption at rest and multi-TB database-tier backups) because it is simpler to install/maintain, runs nearly all Oracle-syntax SQL as well as ANSI SQL. PPAS has much more JSON capabilities (full CRUD vs. read-only in Oracle), simpler geospatial, simpler / more stable replication and datatypes that match developer expectations, such as BOOLEAN and ENUMs.
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Netezza is sufficient against similar products. It comes down to personal preference, I'd love to have the data objects popping up as I type but some people may not like it.
Read full review Return on Investment Postgres Plus Advanced Server is quite complex and may take longer to implement certain things than simply using PostgreSQL depending on developer familiarity with the platform. Getting up to speed can be daunting so again, there is an upfront cost in time spent learning the platform, besides the potential for extra time spent on a feature-by-feature basis. The cost of Postgres Plus Advanced Server should be weighed against simply using PostgreSQL to decide which is the best solution for your business needs. Read full review The appliance is all in one so we have all licenses and support contracts under one roof. The cost is expensive so ROI may take time to be realized. If done correctly, then Netezza provides the opportunity for huge ROI. Read full review ScreenShots