Vertica Review

It is scalable and worth the expense if you need the production capability that it can support.

What is most valuable?

It has a very good design with high query performance. It provides the scale out capability by adding additional servers instead of scaling up the servers.

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided much better performance than SQL Server for big data analytics.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see integration with the latest Hadoop ecosystem.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used this solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is usually very stable, but we occasionally see some nodes going down.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There have not been any scalability issues. We are able to support trillions of data elements by adding more servers.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is pretty good. I would give it a rating of 9/10.

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

We used to use MS SQL Server. It is good for data transactions, but it is not good for big data analytics.

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

It is pretty expensive, but it is worth it if you need the production capability that it can support.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated SQL Server and Teradata.

What other advice do I have?

It is worth a try if you are looking to provide a high-performance, big data analytics database.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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