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Microsoft

4.0 out of 5.0 (8 ratings)

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  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012/2014

    Medium size data analytics

    Overall Comment

    There has been a good value that we have gained from installing Microsoft SQL Server for our analytics warehouse. It is a stable, mature product with good capabilities out of the box but one of its flaws is that it does not scale well for big data analytics.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Stability, features, easy to deploy.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Not scalable.


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

    Great going as of now

    Overall Comment

    Great going as of now


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012/2014

    MS SQL is great for our needs, but their licensing is horrendous

    Overall Comment

    We have several vendors and their tool is great. However, their license structure is way too complex!

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    If you have the internal staff that has the skills to do this it is great. If you do not then there are other options that are great as well.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Flexiblity, functions and features are great.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    The addition of MDX muddies this water and can make it difficult.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Made "owning" the product easier.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    We were already a MS shop so this decision was made a little easier due to this. SSAS has worked out great on top of our very wide DB Stack. If we were starting from scratch we would be on one version, and we would have addressed the license concerns with a MS rep early on.

    2 of 2 peer(s) found this review helpful.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012/2014

    SQL Server is the holistic data solution

    Overall Comment

    Great product for both customer facing transaction services & back office analytics, BI, and data science.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Do not undervalue the usefulness of having all data solutions on one platform.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Stability, Security, ease of use.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Not different, as much as I want MS to continue to support R integration both on premise and cloud.


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft Azure Machine Learning,Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012/2014

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    Overall Comment

    Great customer service and product specs.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Look into details of non-standard components.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Cloud and on premises access.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Latency between multiple components.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Customized components with support.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Get greater detail on scalability and input from vendor.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    Without cloud security it was limited, now with "Power BI" it was a lot better.

    Service & support - overall comment

    Support was great.

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    Integration was not as helpful, but deployment was seamless.

    2 of 2 peer(s) found this review helpful.


  • 3 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012/2014

    Microsoft products are widely utilized and it is easy to find answers.

    Overall Comment

    n/a

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Standardize

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    User friendly

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    n/a

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    N/a

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Standardize

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    Works well


Ratings Overview

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Section
1

Evaluation & Contracting

Overall rating of product evaluation and contract negotiation

(6)
3.8

Ability to understand your organization's needs

(6)
3.7

Timely and complete response to product questions

(7)
3.1

Pricing and contract flexibility (pricing and terms)

(6)
3.5
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Integration & Deployment

Overall rating of integration and deployment

(7)
4.1

How long did your deployment take?

0 - 3 months (<3)

3 - 6 months (<6)

12 months or more

6 - 9 months (<9)


Availability of quality 3rd-party resources (integrators, service providers, etc.)

(6)
3.8

Ease of integration using standard APIs and tools

(8)
4.0

Quality and availability of end-user training

(7)
3.7

Ease of deployment

(8)
4.0
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Service & Support

Overall rating of service and support

(7)
4.1

Did you purchase a support package from vendor?

Yes

No


Timeliness of vendor's response

(6)
3.8

Quality of technical support

(8)
3.6

Quality of peer user community

(8)
4.1
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Product Capabilities

Overall rating of product capabilities

(8)
4.0

Data Access and Manipulation

(8)
4.5

Data Exploration and Visualization

(8)
4.0

Predictive Analytics

(6)
3.7

Forecasting

(5)
3.6

Optimization

(7)
3.9

Simulation

(5)
3.4

Delivery, Integration & Deployment

(7)
3.6

Platform and Project Management

(7)
4.1

Performance and Scalability

(7)
4.4

User Experience

(7)
4.0
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Additional Context

What was the nature of your involvement?

Analytics Team Leader

Rollout and Install

Data Steward

Executive Sponsor

Business Analysts


Why did you purchase an Advanced Analytics Platforms Solution?

Customers

Process or Operational Efficiency

Product/Service Delivery

Strategic or Financial Planning

Product Development/R&D

Supply Chain/Logistics


What other vendors were considered? Multiple responses allowed.

IBM 

SAS

SAS 

IBM

Dell

Dell 

KNIME

Oracle

R (open source)

Revolution Analytics

SAP

Tibco Software


What were the key factors that drove your decision?

Ability to maintain and manage large number of models

Alignment with existing data BI investments

Alignment with existing data infrastructure investments

Alignment with existing enterprise application investments

Product roadmap and future vision

Vendor viability

Other...


In which region(s) did your deployment take place? Multiple responses allowed.

North America

APAC

EMEA