Bulletin | Healthcare industry wins big with Big Data solutions from HP Vertica

Speed and scalability enable new analyses to improve patient care and save lives

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  • The healthcare life sciences industry is one of the fastest growing, highest-impact industries today
  • Healthcare is pushing the information optimization envelope, creating new paradigms in how they manage and analyze Big Data
  • The wealth of information collected from patients, doctors, and clinical results are turned into information that improves patient care, reduces costs, increases efficiencies, and ultimately saves lives


  • The number and complexity of medical records is extreme – tens of billions of highly complex records monthly is often the norm
  • Medical records are subject to some of the tightest security levels of any industry
  • Constant change in laws, insurance rules and science require ever-changing perspectives of viewing the data
  • Immediate access to the right information in the right context can be a matter of life or death

Benefits realized
A recent TechValidate survey to HP Vertica customers drew responses from over 190 customers and uncovered numerous benefits from companies in the healthcare life science industry:

“Vertica’s simplified SQL style design, OEM friendly pricing, and faster load times helped us get the products out faster, become a player among the heavyweights in the industry, and expand the horizon into new business lines that were not even on the radar.”
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“We replaced DB2 with Vertica for reporting and achieved 800X improvement and more. Data Analysis improved more than 1000%. We were able to attract new customers leading to increased revenue.”
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“By replacing our current SQL Server database with Vertica, we have achieved 50X – 1000X improvement in query speed with one-tenth the storage space. The company is now better positioned for growth because we can handle more data, more types of queries and more concurrent users, and can scale inexpensively when needed. ”
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Big Data Conference August 5-7
HP Vertica hosts its annual Big Data conference in Boston this year, with both business and technical tracks. Attendees will learn how Big Data analytics will empower leaders to make data-driven decisions quickly. Speakers, sponsors and attendees will all teach as much as they learn, and everyone will be driven to explore news ways to optimize their data.
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