TechValidate Research on Micro Focus Vertica

Case Study: Bazaarvoice


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

“Vertica provides a more stable and scalable environment than the one we currently use.”


  • Addressed the following pain points with the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform:
    • The need to stop queries while loading new data
    • Performance limits with current system
    • Existing data warehouse/data management infrastructure that could not handle Big Data

Use Case

  • Is implementing the following applications with HPE Vertica:
    • Clickstream analyses
    • Customer analytics
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), visualization, and ETL tools in their environment:
    • Eclipse BIRT
    • Hadoop
    • Pentaho Kettle
    • Homegrown
    • Online analytics and dashboard


  • Values the following features in HPE Vertica software the most:
    • Extreme speed and performance
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Simultaneous loading and querying
    • Aggressive compression
    • Database designer and administration tools
    • Native support MapReduce and Hadoop
    • Ease of interaction with existing BI tools through connectors and ODBC/JDBC
    • High availability without hardware redundancy
  • Achieved the following with HPE Vertica software:
    • Faster analysis and reporting
    • The ability to load and analyze data concurrently
    • Increased amount and complexity of data analyzed
    • Ease of adding additional database capacity
    • High availability for analytics systems
  • Increased query performance by 50 – 100% through improvement in response time with HPE Vertica.

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