TechValidate Research on Vertica

Vertica Case Study

Bank of America Corporation


This case study of Bank of America Corporation is based on a July 2017 survey of Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“By using Vertica, we were able to reduce the data loading time in Tableau from more than an hour to a few minutes.”


The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Vertica:

  • Replaced the following vendors with Vertica:
    • MySQL
    • Oracle
    • Teradata

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Vertica that the surveyed company uses:

  • Implemented the following use cases with Vertica:
    • Traditional business tracking (ERP, CRM)
    • Customer Behavior analytics
    • Clickstream analytics
    • Predictive analytics
  • Manages 6 – 100 TB of data with Vertica software.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), Visualization, ETL, and/or analytics tools in their environment with Vertica:
    • ETL: Informatica – Power Center
    • BI: Tableau


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Vertica:

  • Benefited from the following Vertica Software capabilities:
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Simultaneous loading and querying
    • Concurrency for hundreds or thousands of users
    • In-database machine learning capabilities
    • Ease of interaction with existing BI tools and ETL tools
    • High availability without hardware redundancy
    • Optimizer and Execution Engine
  • Improved their query performance by 10 – 50x with Vertica.
  • Achieved 51 – 100% return on investment (ROI) as a result of implementing Vertica.

About This Data

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