TechValidate Research on Vertica

Case Study: S&P 500 Computer Software Company


This case study of a S&P 500 computer software company is based on a February 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.

“Our organization uses HPE Vertica as the primary query platform for EDW.”

“Vertica has been a solid performer for our specific workflow. HPE has been a great partner. They have been very willing to work with us to make sure that Vertica continues to be a great fit.”

“HPE has been a great partner. Vertica has worked well in a number of different applications.”

“With HPE Vertica, our analysts’ workflows have completely changed. Instead of submitting a query and getting the results in hours, they are getting results in seconds. That totally changes their interactions with our clients.”


  • Uses HPE Vertica for the following:
    • Claims analytics
    • Patient records analytics
    • Clinical data analytics
    • Enterprise Data Warehouse optimization
  • Replaced the following vendors with HPE Vertica:
    • Pivotal
    • IBM
    • Oracle Exadata
    • SAP
    • SybaseIQ

Use Case

  • Currently manages 201 – 500 TB of data with HPE Vertica.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), Visualization and/or ETL tools in their environment with HPE Vertica:
    • ETL: Hadoop
    • ETL: Kafka
    • BI: Business Objects (Inc Crystal Reports)
    • BI: Tableau
  • Uses the following Advanced Analytics and/or Replication tool in their environment with HPE Vertica:
    • Replication: Home Grown


  • The following are the most valuable HPE Vertica capabilities:
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Superior compression
    • Ease of interaction with existing BI tools & ETL tools
    • Workload management
  • Improved query performance by > 1,000% with HPE Vertica.

About This Data

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