The results are in: HP Vertica Analytics Platform is a game changer

Guest Post by Chuck Smith, Customer Marketing Manager, HP Vertica



  Extreme speed and massive scalability enable better business decisions


A recent TechValidate survey to HP Vertica customers drew responses from over 190 customers on a variety of questions ranging from business challenges to use cases and achievements.  To download the bulletin in .PDF format, please click the graphic to the right or simply click here.



Customers stated the HP Vertica Analytics Platform addresses these top pain points:

  • Queries run very slow or do not complete at all
  • Unable to analyze large volumes of data
  • Current system had reached its performance limits
  • Summarized and aggregated data loses detail and insights

What customers value most

Speed and performance enabled data-driven decisions that could not previously be made. Adherence to standards, both SQL and industry standard hardware made the solution more affordable. This allows for:

  • Extreme speed and performance, 80 percent
  • Standard SQL interface, 69 percent
  • Aggressive compression, 48 percent
  • Massive scalability on industry standard hardware, 45 percent

In their own words


“[HP] 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”
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“With [HP Vertica Analytics Platform] we have been able to proactively identify when competitors are scraping content from our website, and block suspicious activity in real-time. In addition, we are able to better understand the needs of customers who are searching for content on our website, and feed that insight as intelligence back to sellers.”
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“Implementing [HP] Vertica has allowed us to mine data that we never could before in SQL server giving us new insights into customer behaviors.”
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Forrester study

A recent Forrester study commissioned by HP examined the total economic impact and potential return on investment enterprises may realize by implementing the HP Vertica Analytics Platform. The composite company featured showed a potential payback period of only 1.5 months. HP hosted a webcast featuring one of the customer participants and Forrester on June 25, 2013.


Big Data conference August 5-7

HP Vertica hosts its annual Big Data conference in Boston this year, with both business and technical tracks. Attendees will learn how Big Data analytics will empower leaders to make data-driven decisions quickly. Speakers, sponsors and attendees will all teach as much as they learn, and everyone will be driven to explore news ways to optimize their data.

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