TechValidate Research on Vertica

Vertica Case Study

Chevron Corporation


This case study of Chevron Corporation is based on a July 2017 survey of Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Vertica:

  • Replaced the following vendor with Vertica:
    • MySQL

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Vertica that the surveyed company uses:

  • Implemented the following use cases with Vertica:
    • Traditional business tracking (ERP, CRM)
    • Customer Behavior analytics
    • Clickstream analytics
    • Predictive analytics
  • Manages 6 – 100 TB of data with Vertica software.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), Visualization, ETL, and/or analytics tool in their environment with Vertica:
    • ETL: Talend


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Vertica:

  • Benefited from the following Vertica Software capabilities:
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Simultaneous loading and querying
    • High availability without hardware redundancy
    • Optimizer and Execution Engine
  • Reduced their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 51-100% after using Vertica.
  • Improved their query performance by over 50x with Vertica.
  • Achieved 101 – 200% return on investment (ROI) as a result of implementing Vertica.

About This Data

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