TechValidate Research on Vertica

Case Study: Snag A Job.Com, Inc.


This case study of, Inc. is based on a February 2016 survey of HPE Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“A couple of years ago Snagajob’s data Volume, Velocity, Variety hit a point that couldn’t be handled with traditional database/data warehousing technology. We had transitioned into the BigData space. HPE Vertica and its horizontal scalability model enabled us to provide the same or even better service to our end users while data Volume, Velocity, and Variety are constantly growing to keep up business requirement.”

“Vertica is an excellent product. Performance, ease of use, and stability are exactly as expected.”

“Vertica is the backend engine for high-value customer facing performance data. It also is the backend engine for all Analytical operations for internal users.”

“I’d recommended Vertica to a multiple of my colleagues, primarily due to its performance and stability.”


  • Using HPE Vertica for the following:
    • Behavior analytics
    • Clickstream analytics
    • Customer analytics
    • Predictive analytics
  • Replaced the following vendors with HPE Vertica:
    • Amazon Redshift
    • Infobright
    • ParAccel

Use Case

  • Currently manages 6TB or less of data with HPE Vertica.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), Visualization and/or ETL tools in their environment with HPE Vertica:
    • ETL: Hadoop
    • ETL: Pentaho Data Integrator
    • BI: Eclispe Birt
    • BI: Looker
  • Uses the following Advanced Analytics and/or Replication tools in their environment with HPE Vertica:
    • Advanced Analytics: Home grown (describe in other)
    • Luigi Framework


  • The following are the most valuable HPE Vertica capabilities:
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Simultaneous loading and querying
    • Concurrency for hundreds or thousands of users
    • Superior compression
    • High availability without hardware redundancy
    • Unified environment: On-prem, on Hadoop, and in the Cloud
  • Improved query performance by 501 – 1,000% with HPE Vertica.

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