Criteo builds a Big Data center of excellence with Vertica

Challenge: Identify and spread best practices around Big Data analytics and drive business- and customer-valued results

Solution: Create and implement a center of excellence model


  • Gain deep insights across tremendous data loads; 12 Vertica clusters in production – from 3 nodes to the largest one with:
    • 105 nodes (2520 fast physical cores)
    • 53 TB of RAM
    • ~800 TB of SSD storage
  • Maintain double-digit growth since inception
  • Address range of analytical initiatives, from internal reporting to external facing apps to ad-hoc experimental use cases
  • Employ Vertica as the critical analytical component of the day-to-day analytical operations
  • Distribute and order data to fine tune for specific query scenarios