Vertica Review

We built a custom analytical tools on top of Vertica.


What is most valuable?

  • HA Clustering
  • Speed / Performance

How has it helped my organization?

We're able to retrieve queries nearly instantaneous for our custom analytical tools we built on top of Vertica.

What needs improvement?

More frequent updates.

For how long have I used the solution?

1 year

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None.

How are customer service and technical support?

Very knowledgable team which has provided excellent documentation for every issue we've had to troubleshoot.

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

MonetDB -- unstable, frequent crashes.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, was able to get the database up fairly quickly with minimal effort.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We're still using the Community Edition (CE).

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

MonetDB, Cassandra, Amazon RedShift.

What other advice do I have?

Great product, very mature and robust. Vertica is able to scale to meet our demands as we scale our business 10x.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

7.2.1-0.x86_64
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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