Vertica Review

We can process vast amounts of data, fast.


What is most valuable?

Super-fast aggregated results from massive data.

How has it helped my organization?

We can process vast amounts of data, fast and with a high degree of reliability.

What needs improvement?

Better feedback from installation. I would like to see more meaningful errors returned and more graceful handling of those. Thankfully, we don't often hit error conditions.

For how long have I used the solution?

4 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Depends on the environment. Generally pretty good. If you have a large catalog, you can get timeouts adding nodes. Large catalog issues have been dealt with it recent releases so this should make scaling up even more robust.

How are customer service and technical support?

Excellent. It can take some time to get to the right people but generally our issues are all addressed in an acceptable timeframe.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Greenplum. It was less stable.

Vertica is very robust and recovers predictably from unexpected infrastructure failures.

What other advice do I have?

Great overall solution.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

7.2
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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