Options for analytic databases and warehouses (2020)

This is a comparative analysis of products/vendors within the data warehouse and analytics platform space.

Data warehousing is a mature market and even for companies such as Cazena, Databricks and Starburst, that are in allied spaces, it is not as if these are new technologies. It is often, therefore, difficult to choose between products unless there are specific features that are required, such as support for time-series or Scala or PMML. The advantages of managed services and cloud-first development are well known but these do not come without cost, while most other capabilities you might want, are ubiquitous. A notable emerging trend, and one that can be a differentiator, is in support for data federation/virtualisation.

Author/s: Philip Howard

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