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Likelihood to Recommend

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netezza Performance Server

Large companies 500+ with multiple analysts who needs to work simultaneously in the database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

  • 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.
Jamey Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netezza Performance Server

  • Fast Queries
  • Handles Extra Large Data Sets
  • Easy to Manage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

  • 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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netezza Performance Server

  • Cannot use functions such as pivot, which is in MS SQL Server
  • Objects such as tables do not pop up automatically in the editor, users needs to navigate themselves to know the object names
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

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.
Jamey Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netezza Performance Server

IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliances is well suited for use by a larger organization wanting to solve the business problems related to the collection, transformation, and dissemination of our company's business process information. These means the small data sets or data warehouse less than 1TB are best done with a different tool like SQL Server.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

  • 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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netezza Performance Server

  • It allows us to work together simultaneously in the database to query our custom results.
  • It requires users to know the object name as it does not pop up in their text editor. Thus, users take more time in writing queries.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

General

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

IBM Netezza Performance Server

General

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

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