Data Quadrant Awards 2021

Big Data/Analytical Data Store


SoftwareReviews names Snowflake and Oracle Exadata as Big Data/Analytical Data Store Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Big Data/Analytical Data Store

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Big Data/Analytical Data Store Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Snowflake Inc.

Snowflake

Snowflake’s cloud data platform supports a multi-cloud strategy, including a cross-cloud approach to mix and match clouds as you see fit. Snowflake is available globally on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. With a common and interchangeable code base, Snowflake delivers advantages such as global data replication, which means you can move your data to any cloud in any region, without having to re-code your applications or learn new skills.

9.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+87

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

94%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
13Reviews

Oracle

Oracle Exadata

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is engineered to deliver dramatically better performance, cost effectiveness, and availability for Oracle databases. Exadata features a modern cloud-based architecture with scale-out high-performance database servers, scale-out intelligent storage servers with state-of-the-art PCI flash, and an ultra-fast InfiniBand internal fabric that connects all servers and storage.

8.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+89

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
11Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Oracle Exadata

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

SAP HANA

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Snowflake

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Snowflake

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Snowflake

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Snowflake

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Snowflake

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Snowflake

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Snowflake

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Snowflake

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Snowflake

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Oracle Exadata


Breadth of Features

SAP HANA


Business Value Created

Snowflake


Ease of Customization

Snowflake


Ease of Data Integration

Snowflake


Ease of IT Administration

Snowflake


Ease of Implementation

Snowflake


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Snowflake


Quality of Features

Snowflake


Usability and Intuitiveness

Snowflake


Vendor Support

Snowflake


Other Evaluated Vendors


Amazon.com

Amazon Web Services Big Data

Amazon Web Services provides a broad range of services to help you build and deploy Big Data applications quickly and easily. AWS gives you fast access to flexible and low cost IT resources, so you can rapidly scale virtually any big data application including data warehousing, clickstream analytics, fraud detection, recommendation engines, event-driven ETL, serverless computing, and internet-of-things processing.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

75Reviews

Microsoft

Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless or provisioned resources—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

47Reviews

SAS Institute Inc.

SAS Big Data Analytics

Big data analytics examines large amounts of data to uncover hidden patterns, correlations and other insights. With today’s technology, it’s possible to analyze your data and get answers from it almost immediately – an effort that’s slower and less efficient with more traditional business intelligence solutions.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

90%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

16Reviews

Cloudera , Inc.

Cloudera Data Platform

Cloudera offers the highest performance and lowest cost platform for using data to drive better business outcomes. Powered by the world’s most popular Apache Hadoop distribution, Cloudera Enterprise lets you focus on results.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+81

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

32Reviews

IBM

IBM Digital Insights

IBM Digital Insights is our data and analytics solution-as-a-service for data strategy and governance in a hybrid multicloud environment. A multi-tiered framework of capabilities focused on flexibility and portability, IBM Digital Insights helps you accelerate your business insights and customer knowledge, using data across any cloud. Explore these tabs to learn more about each layer in the framework.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+86

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

26Reviews

SAP

SAP HANA

Harness the power of your data and accelerate trusted outcome-driven innovation by developing intelligent and live solutions for real-time decisions and actions on a single data copy. Support next-generation transactional and analytical processing with a broad set of advanced analytics – run securely across hybrid and multicloud environments.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

14Reviews

Micro Focus

Micro Focus Vertica

With Micro Focus Vertica, your queries will run 50-1,000x faster than any data warehouse or database technology. It’s proven to run at petabyte-scale and gives you complete openness to use any BI/ETL tool, run as SQL on Hadoop, and leverage scalable predictive analytics and a comprehensive library of built-in analytical functions.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+71

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

78%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

10Reviews

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SoftwareReviews Gold Medal Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users. Gold Medals are the capstone of an in-depth software evaluation report, and awarded using a proprietary, transparent methodology based on a composite satisfaction score that averages four different areas of evaluation: Net Emotional Footprint, Vendor Capabilities, Product Features, and Likeliness to Recommend. The Net Emotional Footprint Score measures user emotional response ratings of the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair). The top 5 vendors in a software category are eligible for awards pending composite scores achieve a sufficiently high satisfaction threshold.

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