TechValidate Research on Vertica

Case Study: University Healthsystem Consortium


This case study of University Healthsystem Consortium is based on a February 2014 survey of HP Software Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We were looking for a database platform to run our datamart on to be faster and more scalable than a sql server. We did improve with Vertica.”


  • Addressed the following pain points with the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform:
    • Performance limits with current system
    • Existing data warehouse/data management infrastructure that could not handle Big Data

Use Case

  • Is implementing the following applications with HPE Vertica:
    • Patient records analysis
    • Clinical data analysis
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), visualization, and ETL tools in their environment:
    • Cognos 8 BI
    • Informatica – Data Replicator
    • Informatica – Power Center
    • SAS
    • Tableau
  • Purchased HPE Vertica over the following vendors:
    • Microsoft


  • Values the following features in HPE Vertica software the most:
    • Extreme speed and performance
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Low total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Increased query performance by 500 – 1,000% through improvement in response time with HPE Vertica.
  • Can compress their data by > 50% with HPE Vertica.
  • Saved $1,000,000 – $5,000,000 in overall cost savings from using HPE Vertica.

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