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4.0 out of 5.0 (6 ratings)

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  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Amazon Redshift

    A great data warehouse, easy to implement

    Overall Comment

    Implementing Redshift was straightforward for a team that was already experienced with AWS. For a data warehouse, Redshift offers very competitive pricing for the performance. Choosing AWS Redshift was an easy choice.

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

    Start with a hosted solution rather than try to rely on something home grown.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Amazon Redshift

    AWS Redshift provides for new Enterprise Warehouse capabilities.

    Overall Comment

    AWS has been extremely willing to partner with us to enhance the product, as well as to help us in achieving a 'well architected' solution.

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

    Understand what you want to achieve and your organizations appetite for change. When changing an enterprise data warehouse, it is a non-trivial task and a long term vision needs to drive and guide you thru the journey.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Redshift allows divisions to better manage their costs, against their performance requirements and needs.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    There are challenges with the size and scale at a true large company scale. We have moved to a federated model, but at the current price of not having cross cluster views (this is on the product roadmap)

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Better adoption into corporate security and entitlements would definately be benefical.

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

    Ensure that business and technology partners understand the paradigm shift we are looking to drive by moving to Redshift. The biggest element to focus on the changes to teams engineering/supporting legacy data warehouses and how we want to shift to new operating and implementation models

    Service & support - overall comment

    We are very happy with the support and service we receive


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Amazon Redshift

    Easy to use, excellent performance

    Overall Comment

    Redshift is easy to configure and use. We were able to get it up and running relatively quickly.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Performance

    Service & support - overall comment

    We were able to get all of the support needed using online resources and community websites.


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Amazon Redshift

    Amazon Redshift - Shift to the future

    Overall Comment

    The uptime was given, and the responses were quick and we got it done quickly

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

    think about the architecture which suits your business, you might get lost once you get into the weeds.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    quick responses

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    its an ocean and you get lost in the AWS sea

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    have some direct interaction like face to face at least at the start

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

    Have some more time to do analysis

    Service & support - overall comment

    the service was good and prompt


  • 2 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Amazon Redshift

    Amazon Redshift suffers in response times.

    Overall Comment

    it took quite a bit to get Redshift to provide the speed we needed for our analytics and dashboard.

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

    Not just focus on management of the datawarehouse, but also performance.


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Evaluation & Contracting

Overall rating of product evaluation and contract negotiation

(4)
4.3

Ability to understand your organization's needs

(3)
3.7

Timely and complete response to product questions

(4)
4.3

Pricing and contract flexibility (pricing and terms)

(5)
4.0
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Integration & Deployment

Overall rating of integration and deployment

(5)
4.2

How long did your deployment take?

0 - 3 months (<3)

3 - 6 months (<6)

6 - 9 months (<9)

9 - 12 months (<12)


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

(2)
3.5

Ease of integration using standard APIs and tools

(5)
4.4

Quality and availability of end-user training

(4)
4.0

Ease of deployment

(5)
4.2
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Service & Support

Overall rating of service and support

(5)
4.2

Did you purchase a support package from the vendor?

Yes

No

I’m unsure


Timeliness of vendor's response

(4)
4.0

Quality of technical support

(4)
4.3

Quality of peer user community

(5)
4.2
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Product Capabilities

Overall rating of product capabilities

(6)
4.0

Managing Large Volumes of Data

(6)
4.2

Loading Data Continuously

(6)
4.5

Other Data Types in Addition to Structured Data

(5)
3.6

Repetitive Queries

(5)
3.8

Queries Supporting Advanced Analytics

(5)
3.6

Queries on Many Data Types/Sources

(5)
3.4

Operational BI Queries

(5)
3.6

System Availability

(6)
4.8

User Skill Level Support

(5)
4.0

Administration and Management

(6)
4.0
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Additional Context

What is your licensing arrangement with your vendor?

Enterprise license

Multi-tiered pricing based upon volume or capacity (such as Cloud)


What was the nature of your involvement?

Application Lead

Development/Integration

Executive Sponsor

Functional Assessment

Rollout and Install

Technical Assessment

Vendor/Product Selection

Other...


Why did you purchase an Data Warehouse and Data Management solution for Analytics?

Improve business process agility

Reduce time to market

Enhance decision making

Create internal/operational efficiencies

Drive revenue growth

Improve business process outcomes

Cost management

Drive innovation

Improve compliance and risk management


What other vendors were considered?

Oracle

Cloudera

Hortonworks

IBM

Microsoft

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

SAP

SAS


What were the key factors that drove your decision?

Overall cost

Breadth of services

Pre-existing relationships

Product functionality and performance

Strong services expertise

Incumbent vendor

Product roadmap and future vision

Strong vendor partnership


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

North America