TechValidate Research on Vertica

Case Study: Icontact Corporation


This case study of Icontact Corporation is based on a February 2016 survey of Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Our clients were asking for information that we were not able to provide. We attempted to build a usable product on Infobright where we received inconsistent results. Deploying Vertica has provided the ability to load and analyze all the data we needed accurately. We can now provide insight for our clients at speeds never before seen.”

“Ease of maintenance. Speed and flexibility of querying and loading.”

“We recommend Vertica for all the reasons already mentioned. Customer support too!”


  • Using Vertica for the following:
    • Financial tracking
    • Behavior analytics
    • Customer analytics
    • Enterprise Data Warehouse optimization
  • Replaced the following vendors with Vertica:
    • IBM
    • Infobright
    • MySQL
    • Teradata

Use Case

  • Currently manages 6TB or less of data with Vertica.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), Visualization and/or ETL tools in their environment with Vertica:
    • ETL: Pentaho Data Integrator
    • BI: Pentaho B
  • Uses the following Advanced Analytics and/or Replication tools in their environment with Vertica:
    • Advanced Analytics: Pentaho Mondrian


  • The following are the most valuable Vertica capabilities:
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Simultaneous loading and querying
    • Database designer and administration tools
    • Ease of interaction with existing BI tools & ETL tools
  • Improved query performance by 51 – 100% with Vertica.

About This Data

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