If you are ready to choose a new data warehousing solution for your company, Smart Associates can offer a range of partner products according to your requirements. Each of them have their own particular strengths, and we can work with you to select which is best suited to your requirements and constraints. We have extensive implementation and migration experience with all these products, but we have knowledge of other systems too, and we are happy to assist with your selection if you have a preference for other vendors.

In the Cloud, On-Premise or a Hybrid Approach to Data Management?

The days of vendors offering one or the other of on-premise or cloud solutions have passed. Our partners are offering high performance Hybrid Cloud data warehouse platforms that combine the benefits of both and allow them to be implemented in combination.

Yellowbrick Modern Hybrid Cloud

Yellowbrick made its mark as an on-premise data warehouse platform that was a natural successor to Netezza for companies wanting to continue with an on-premise solution. With its in-memory processing, query performance some 20 to 200 times of existing systems, and being PostgreSQL based, it was highly compatible with other platforms such as legacy Netezza. Building on its success, Yellowbrick introduced its Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse solution which can be deployed on-premises, or in the cloud, or as a hybrid of the two. It has an integrated hardware/software stack with flash architecture that provides extremely high performance against very large data sets. Clients can choose between a subscription or CAPEX model on-premise, or as a subscription in the cloud, so it offers a great deal of pricing flexibility.

IBM Netezza Performance Server

The Netezza name makes a return with the relaunch of Netezza Performance Server for IBM Cloud Pak for Data. NPS harnesses all the strengths of its legacy product whilst making the platform even more robust and flexible. Built on IBM Red Hat® OpenShift® it is a bundled architecture of software that includes the Netezza core software and broad new analytics and data processing capabilities within the IBM Cloud Pak for Data (ICP4D). The ICP4D solution includes data collection, virtualization, refinement, governance, data warehousing, and an advanced analytics platform. ICP4D is designed so that workloads do not affect the NPS processing / performance and vice versa. The ICP4D uses a containerized / hybrid cloud architecture where expanded processing needs can be delivered within the hyperconverged system, on another set of on-premise infrastructure or on the cloud.

Snowflake - A Modern Data Platform Built for Any Cloud

If your company prefers to run all of its IT in the cloud, then Snowflake is a solution to consider very seriously. It is available globally on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform with seamless integration between all three. A strong feature of Snowflake is its ability to automatically flex and scale dynamically according to demand, for example to meet fluctuating or seasonal workloads. It also has impressive data sharing capabilities, and supports historical "point in time" analysis. It is a single, near-zero maintenance platform delivered as a service. It features compute, storage, and cloud services layers that are logically integrated but scale independent from one another. Secure and governed by design, and compatible with popular ETL, BI, and data science tools, Snowflake enables data professionals to support many data warehouse, data lake, data engineering and data science workloads with virtually unlimited concurrency. Snowflake is also a powerful query processing back-end platform for developers creating. Modern data-driven applications.

ThoughtSpot - Data Warehousing with Intuitive Analysis

As well as a data warehouse platform, should you also need a solution that allows users to more intuitively analyse the data, ThoughtSpot makes it easy for anyone to get answers from their company data in seconds using a guided search-style interface. It has an ability, with SpotIQ, to automatically ask questions on the users' behalf using machine learning techniques to highlight hot spots in your data that may have been previously undetected. A feature called SearchIQ is the only query or reporting tool that can answer questions through a speech interface. ThoughtSpot stands out from alternative enterprise query tools with superior performance (in memory processing), with a higher level of enterprise security (no copies of data downloaded to user devices), by giving users a simpler and quicker means to become productive, and making it easy to share dashboards and reports with fellow team members.

Further Information & Contact

Complementing these, Smart Associates also provides the Smart Data Frameworks product to take the time, cost and risk out of data migration and integration, plus a range of services allowing you to benefit from the accumulated skills and experience of our data engineers.

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