The data warehouse (DW) has proven to be the main ingredient for business intelligence (BI) and advanced analytics. Its very success, though, has led to a situation where companies are constantly struggling to meet Service Level Agreements (SLA), and scale and adapt to additional, large internal and external data sources. Just running a DW on-premise has become costly and requires constant maintenance and monitoring, despite the business advantages of having an integrated view of data across the enterprise. The cloud data warehouse emerges as an attractive alternative. The cloud data warehouse is easier to manage, scale and modify. It allows the organization to focus on data and business value instead of maintenance and performance. However, not all cloud data warehouses are equal.