TechValidate Research on Vertica

Case Study: Foundation


This case study of a foundation is based on a March 2016 survey of HPE Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“New features added frequently. Hotfixes and improvements delivered in a timely manner.”

“HPE is the platform for the EDW, analytics, and reporting.”

“We would recommend HPE Vertica because it is constantly improving and the ability to horizontal scale makes it a great platform to work on.”

“HPE Vertica has allowed us to centralized data for reporting purposes.”


  • Is using HPE Vertica for the following:
    • Financial tracking
    • Customer analytics
    • Compliance testing
    • Enterprise Data Warehouse optimization
  • Replaced the following vendors with HPE Vertica:
    • MSFT
    • MySQL
    • Oracle

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:
    • BI: Cognos 8/10/11
    • BI: Tableau
  • Uses the following Advanced Analytics and/or Replication tools in their environment with HPE Vertica:
    • Replication: Oracle GoldenGate
    • Advanced Analytics: Alteryx


  • 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
    • Database designer and administration tools
    • High availability without hardware redundancy
    • Semi structured and structured data analytics in one environment
  • Improved query performance by 501 – 1,000% with HPE Vertica.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Vertica by TechValidate.

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