TechValidate Research on Vertica

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company


This case study of a medium enterprise computer software 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 as a data warehouse to understand and debug our customer base.”

“Yes, we would recommend HPE Vertica because there’s nothing quite as good as it in ease of use, and scalability.”

“Fast, reliable, and is SQL.”

“Vertica allowed us to do large scale analysis on our users that allowed us to find toxic behavior, game trends, and sales correlation we couldn’t do with other solutions.”


  • Using HPE Vertica for the following:
    • Promotional testing
    • Fraud monitoring/prevention
    • Behavior analytics
    • Network performance analytics
    • Customer analytics
    • Predictive analytics
  • Replaced the following vendors with HPE Vertica:
    • HPE Vertica is our primary solution

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:
    • BI: Tableau
  • Uses the following Advanced Analytics and/or Replication tools in their environment with HPE Vertica:
    • Replication: Home Grown (describe)
    • Advanced Analytics: Home grown (describe in other)


  • The following are the most valuable HPE Vertica capabilities:
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Simultaneous loading and querying
    • In-database analytics capabilities
    • Ease of interaction with existing BI tools & ETL tools
    • High availability without hardware redundancy
    • Optimizer and execution engine
  • Reduced TCO by 26-50% with HPE Vertica.
  • Improved query performance by 501 – 1,000% with HPE Vertica.

About This Data

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