For what types of applications is SAP IQ best suited for?
SAP IQ is a column-based analytics server that offers an enterprise-class Big Data analytics platform. IQ delivers the performance required by partners in a form factor that can be optimized for deployment with their analytics solutions. IQ can scale to solve the toughest analytic problems while slashing maintenance costs for you and your customer. Unlike hardware appliances and massively parallel processing (MPP) shared-nothing solutions, IQ can be optimized for your application’s architecture, deployment model, and hardware requirements – whether you need to scale up, scale out, or pare down. If you want to deploy your solution on premise, in the cloud, through an appliance, or on a specific operating system, SAP IQ supports it.