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Case Study: Global 500 Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 telecommunications 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.

“Vertica has changed our entire business dynamic. We are able to report on data with much less latency than when we processed only in Oracle. Further, we have been able to improve our accuracy due to the ability to run queries, converse, change code and reprocess results in real time. This wasn’t possible in Oracle.”

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
    • Performance limits with current system
    • 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:
    • Customer analytics
    • Machine/sensor data analysis
  • Currently managing 10 – 20 TB of data with HPE Vertica software.
  • Uses the following Business Intelligence (BI), visualization, and ETL tools in their environment:
    • Business Objects Crystal Reports
    • Oracle
    • Talend Open Studio
    • Homegrown
    • SQL

Results

  • Values the following features in HPE Vertica software the most:
    • Extreme speed and performance
    • Standard SQL interface
    • Simultaneous loading and querying
    • Aggressive compression
    • Database designer and administration tools
    • Ease of interaction with existing BI tools through connectors and ODBC/JDBC
    • High availability without hardware redundancy
    • Optimizer and execution engine
    • Flexibility
    • Low total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Achieved the following with HPE Vertica software:
    • Faster analysis and reporting
    • The ability to load and analyze data concurrently
    • Greater business insight
    • Greater financial 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 concurrency for accessing analytics/BI (multiple users)
    • Reduced implementation time for a new analytics warehouse
    • Ease of adding additional database capacity
    • High availability for analytics systems
  • Increased query performance by > 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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