TechValidate Research on Vertica

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company


This case study of a medium enterprise telecommunications services company is based on a January 2014 survey of HP Software Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Vertica is a powerful, easy and stable solution.”


  • Addressed the following pain points with the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform:
    • The inability to analyze large volumes of data
    • Summarized or aggregated data, losing detail and insights
    • Performance limits with current system

Use Case

  • Is implementing the following applications with HPE Vertica:
    • Promotional testing
    • Financial tracking
    • Network performance analysis
    • Customer analytics
    • Machine/sensor data analysis
  • Currently managing 20 – 40 TB of data with HPE Vertica software.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), visualization, and ETL tools in their environment:
    • Business Objects Crystal Reports
    • Informatica – Data Replicator
    • MicroStrategy
    • Oracle GoldenGate
    • Tableau
    • Talend Open Studio
  • Purchased HPE Vertica over the following vendors:
    • EMC Greenplum
    • IBM Neteeza
    • SybaseIQ


  • Values the following features in HPE Vertica software the most:
    • Extreme speed and performance
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Simplicity
    • High availability without hardware redundancy
    • Flexibility
    • Low total cost of ownership (TCO)
    • High availability for analytics systems
  • Increased query performance by 50 – 100% through improvement in response time with HPE Vertica.
  • Can compress their data by 10-25% with HPE Vertica.
  • Saved $1,000,000 – $5,000,000 in overall cost savings from using HPE Vertica.

About This Data

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