TechValidate Research on Micro Focus Vertica

Case Study: Tradermedia.Co.Uk


This case study of is based on a February 2013 survey of HP Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With Vertica we have been able to pro actively identify competitors scraping content from our website and block suspicious activity in real-time. In addition we are able to better understand the needs of customers searching for content on our website and feed that insight as intelligence back to sellers.”


  • Addressed the following pain points with the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform:
    • The inability to analyze large volumes of data
    • Summarized or aggregated data, losing detail and insights
    • The prohibitive cost of adding capacity due to licensing or hardware
    • The lack of business insight from data
    • The lack of connection between current BI/analytics initiatives and needs of business

Use Case

  • Is implementing the following applications with HPE Vertica:
    • Fraud monitoring/prevention
    • Behavior analytics
    • Clickstream analyses
    • Cyber security monitoring/prevention
  • Currently managing 5 – 10 TB of data with HPE Vertica software.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), visualization, and ETL tools in their environment:
    • Ab Initio
    • Business Objects Crystal Reports
    • Cognos 8 BI
    • Hadoop
    • Oracle
    • SPSS
    • Tableau
    • Talend Open Studio


  • Values the following features in HPE Vertica software the most:
    • Extreme speed and performance
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Simultaneous loading and querying
    • Concurrency for hundreds or thousands of users
    • Ease of interaction with existing BI tools through connectors and ODBC/JDBC
  • Achieved the following with HPE Vertica software:
    • Faster analysis and reporting
    • The ability to load and analyze data concurrently
    • Greater business insight
    • Improved insight into customer behaviors
    • Increased amount and complexity of data analyzed

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