Vertica Review

The engine analyses offline usage and sends customers alerts when they exceed certain limits.


What is most valuable?

  • Quick retrieval of data
  • Fast upload of data

How has it helped my organization?

Vertica was a key component in a billing systems analytic engine. Among other functionalities, the engine is constantly analysing offline usage and sending customers alerts when they exceed certain limits.

What needs improvement?

It would be hugely beneficial if HP Vertica offered stored procedures.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for five years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

As a green field solution, the features of the application were not clear and the system integrator was not up to the mark.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not encounter hardly any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not encounter hardly any scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It was a green field solution, and getting quick customer service was a challenge.

Technical Support:

Technical support is scarce in Australia.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not previously use a different solution.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it through a vendor. The team was good, but they were not experts.

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