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Case Study: Non Profit


This case study of a non-profit is based on a February 2013 survey of HP Vertica customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Vertica Software has enabled us to provide service offerings we would otherwise not have been able to provide. The most important feature to us is the speed with which we are able to do an ad-hoc analysis of larger data sets.”


  • Addressed the following pain points with the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform:
    • Slow or incomplete queries
    • The inability to analyze large volumes of data
    • Performance limits with current system

Use Case

  • Is implementing the following applications with HPE Vertica:
    • Claims analyses
    • Patient records analyses
    • Fraud monitoring/prevention
    • Predictive analytics
    • Machine/sensor data analysis
  • Currently managing 500 GB – 1 TB of data with HPE Vertica software.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), visualization, and ETL tools in their environment:
    • Hadoop
    • Pentaho Kettle
    • Pentaho Mondrian
    • SAS
    • SPSS
    • Tableau
    • Talend Open Studio


  • Values the following features in HPE Vertica software the most:
    • Extreme speed and performance
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Simplicity
    • Standard SQL interface
    • In-database analytics capabilities – R, C++
    • Native support MapReduce and Hadoop
    • Ease of interaction with existing BI tools through connectors and ODBC/JDBC
    • Optimizer and execution engine
  • Achieved the following with HPE Vertica software:
    • Faster analysis and reporting
    • A more interactive, conversational view of our data
    • Increased amount and complexity of data analyzed
    • Advanced analytics with in-database C++ or R
  • Increased query performance by 500 – 1,000% through improvement in response time with HPE Vertica.
  • Is able to analyze > 1,000% more data at one time with HPE Vertica.

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