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Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

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

“With Vertica we have been able to offer a data warehouse in the cloud. That would not have been possible without the ability to run on commodity hardware and the ease of management.”

Challenges

  • Addressed the following pain points with the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform:
    • Slow or incomplete queries
    • The inability to analyze large volumes of data
    • Summarized or aggregated data, losing detail and insights
    • The prohibitive cost of adding capacity due to licensing or hardware
    • The lack of business insight from data
    • The lack of connection between current BI/analytics initiatives and needs of business
    • Existing data warehouse/data management infrastructure that could not handle Big Data

Use Case

  • Is implementing the following applications with HPE Vertica:
    • Clinical data analyses
    • Financial tracking
    • Clickstream analyses
    • Customer analytics
  • Currently managing 20 – 40 TB of data with HPE Vertica software.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), visualization, and ETL tools in their environment:
    • JasperSoft
    • Jaspersoft ETL
    • Pentaho Mondrian
    • Tableau
    • Homegrown

Results

  • Values the following features in HPE Vertica software the most:
    • Massive scalability on industry-standard hardware
    • Simplicity
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Optimizer and execution engine
    • Low total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Achieved the following with HPE Vertica software:
    • Faster analysis and reporting
    • Greater business insight
    • A more interactive, conversational view of our data
    • Increased amount and complexity of data analyzed
    • A reduction in database infrastructure costs
    • A reduction in storage costs
  • Increased query performance by 500 – 1,000% through improvement in response time with HPE Vertica.
  • Is able to analyze 500 – 1,000% more data at one time with HPE Vertica.
  • Saved $500,000 – $1,000,000 in overall cost savings from using HPE Vertica.




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