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We recently allowed TechValidate, a trusted authority for creating customer evidence content, to survey the HP Vertica customer base. The firm reached out to nearly 200 customers across a variety of industries and came back with some extremely powerful results.
From the financial benefits to the performance advantages, the benefits of the HP Vertica Analytics platform were repeatedly and clearly detailed by our customers.
A sampling of some of the comments and results can be found below, but to see the full results set click here.
Yesterday at HP Discover Barcelona, we were thrilled to welcome one of our newest Vertica customers – Tim Campos, CIO of Facebook, during George Kadifa’s keynote.
Facebook selected the HP Vertica Analytics Platform as one component of its big data infrastructure. Vertica’s value to Facebook can be found in its ability to provide business insights with incredible speed and flexibility. HP Vertica supports Facebook’s business analysts and helps the company be more productive through dramatically reduced query time. It is also valuable for providing accurate forecasting and aiding data driven decisions.
According to Tim:
“Data is incredibly important: it provides the opportunity to create new product enhancements, business insights, and a significant competitive advantage by leveraging the assets companies already have. At Facebook, we move incredibly fast. It’s important for us to be able to handle massive amounts of data in a respectful way without compromising speed, which is why HP Vertica is such a perfect fit.”
As blogger Dana Gardner posted:
“HP, taking a new leap in its marathon to remake itself, has further assembled, refined and delivered the IT infrastructure, big data and cloud means by which other large enterprises can effectively remake themselves.
This week here at the HP Discover 2013 conference — despite the gulf of 70 years but originating in the same Silicon Valley byways — has found a kindred spirit in … Facebook. The social media juggernaut, also based in Palo Alto, is often pointed to with both envy and amazement at its new-found and secretive feats of IT data center scale, reach, efficiency and adaptability. It’s a mantle of technological respect that HP itself once long held.
So for Facebook’s CIO, Tim Campos, to get on stage in Europe and declare that, “A partner like HP Vertica thinks like we do” and is a “key part” of Facebook’s big data capabilities, is one the best endorsements, err … “likes,” that any modern IT infrastructure vendor could hope for. With Facebook’s data growing by 500 terabytes a day, this is quite a coup for HP’s analytics platform, which is part of its HAVEn initiative. “
Welcome aboard Facebook to the growing family of HP Vertica customers!
As part of our continuing podcast series, Dana Gardner, president and principal analyst for Interarbor Solutions, recently conducted an interview with Greg Gootee, product manager at MZI HealthCare. MZI HealthCare develops and provides sophisticated software solutions that are flexible, reliable, cost effective, and help reduce the complexities of the healthcare industry.
In a post on ZDNet, Dana shares some of the highlights from his podcast with Greg Gootee:
Doctors make informed decisions from their experience and the data that they have. So it’s critical that they can actually see all the information that’s available to them.
The other critical thing was speed, being able to deliver high-end analytics at the point of care, instead of two or three months later, and Vertica really produced. In fact, we did a proof of concept with them. It was almost unbelievable some of the queries that ran and the speed at which that data came back to us.
The ability to expand and scale the Vertica system along with the scalability that we get with the Amazon allows us to deliver that information. No matter what type of queries we’re getting, we can expand that automatically. We can grow that need, and it really makes a large difference in how we could be competitive in the marketplace.
Dana Gardner, president and principal analyst for Interarbor Solutions, recently conducted a podcast with Barry Ralston, assistant vice president for data management, of Infinity Insurance Companies, an HP Vertica customer. Infinity Insurance is a Top 50 property and casualty insurance company based in Birmingham, Alabama, and they are using the HP Vertica Analytics Platform for their business intelligence and analytics programs.
In a story written for ZDNet, Dana shares some of the highlights from his podcast. Here are a few key quotes from Barry from the podcast that were shown in the ZDNet story:
“We specifically chose Vertica to achieve higher productivity and to allow us to focus on optimizing queries and extracting value out of the data.”
“We took the top 12 worst-performing queries or longest-running queries from the Exadata implementation, and not one of the proof of concept queries ran less than 100 times faster. It was an easy decision to make in terms of the analytic workload, versus trying to use the Oracle row-store technology.”
“In short, in leveraging Vertica, the underlying architecture allows me to create a playfield, if you will, for business analysts.”
Infinity Insurance is deriving a true competitive advantage from their ongoing analysis of data. If you would like, you can listen to the full podcast or subscribe on iTunes. Or, you can read a full transcript or download a copy of the transcript.
We recently talked to Bill Graff, Senior Vice President of Cerner Technology Services, and Dan Woicke, Director of Enterprise System Management at Cerner Corporation, about their use of the HP Vertica Analytics Platform. Watch this video to see how HP Vertica enables Cerner to improve the effectiveness of their systems, drive deeper insights into their systems and patient treatments, and ultimately, improve the effectiveness of the physicians and hospitals they support.
We’ve published two new case studies – Yota and Kokubu, showing how two more of our world-class customers are creating a competitive advantage with the HP Vertica Analytics Platform. Below are some quick summaries of both case studies, as well as a link to the PDF versions of the case studies. If you would like to learn more about how customers of all sizes, across a variety of industries, are using HP Vertica, please visit the HP Vertica Case Studies page.
Yota Networks creates a unified federated data warehouse
Yota is one of the largest telecom providers in Russia, and a pioneer of providing 4G services in the country. Towards the end of 2011, the company piloted its first commercial LTE network in Novosibirsk, later rolled out to major cities across Russia. The launch of 4G has made a significant impact on Yota’s backoffice systems. It resulted in a massive increase in data traffic, upload times and real-time processing requirements causing Yota to look for a a new data warehouse, one capable of handling big data in real-time.
Kokubu successfully renovates its integrated data warehouse
Kokubu is a Japanese food and drink wholesaler with operations throughout Asia. Its integrated data warehouse is used by 4,500 users, tracking daily sales and revenue data. Using the column-oriented database of HP Vertica the company has improved query response time by up to nine times.