TechValidate Research on Vertica

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company


This case study of a medium enterprise energy & utilities company is based on a February 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.

“Fast and reliable database system.”

“We use HPE Vertica for loading data from different sources, data normalization, ad hoc queries, and SAP Business Objects reports.”

“We would recommend Vertica because it is fast, easy to install, scale easily, aggressive data compression, and high availability.”

“Using the Vertica, we were able to increase on a large scale the speed of Data Warehouses queries.”


  • Is using HPE Vertica for the following:
    • Enterprise Data Warehouse optimization
  • Replaced the following vendor with HPE Vertica:
    • Oracle

Use Case

  • Currently manages 6 – 20 TB of data with HPE Vertica.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), Visualization and/or ETL tool in their environment with HPE Vertica:
    • ETL: Pentaho Data Integrator


  • The following are the most valuable HPE Vertica capabilities:
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Simultaneous loading and querying
    • Superior compression
    • High availability without hardware redundancy
  • Improved query performance by 101 – 500% with HPE Vertica.

About This Data

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