TechValidate Research on Vertica

Case Study: Global 500 Consumer Products Company


This case study of a Global 500 consumer products company is based on a March 2016 survey of HPE Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use HPE Vertica in a machine to machine data. We analyze data from MRI sensors to preempt maintenance on the device.”

“We recommend Vertica for its speed, industry standard, and the capability of the HPE team.”

“Simple numbers convinced our organization to use Vertica instead of IBM in a specific situation. It’s cheaper, faster and quite simply, better.”


  • Using HPE Vertica for the following:
    • Machine/sensor data analysis (Internet of Things)
  • Replaced the following vendors with HPE Vertica:
    • IBM

Use Case

  • Currently manages 201 – 500 TB of data with HPE Vertica.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), Visualization and/or ETL tools in their environment with HPE Vertica:
    • ETL: Hadoop
    • BI: Tableau
  • Uses the following Advanced Analytics and/or Replication tools in their environment with HPE Vertica:
    • Advanced Analytics: Home grown (describe in other)
    • NA


  • The following are the most valuable HPE Vertica capabilities:
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Ease of interaction with existing BI tools & ETL tools
    • Semi structured and structured data analytics in one environment
    • Ability to do low latency SQL queries on Hadoop
  • Reduced TCO by 26-50% with HPE Vertica.

About This Data

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