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We performed a comparison between SAP HANA and Vertica based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"The most valuable features are the flexibility and the integration with other solutions in data quality.""What's most valuable in SAP HANA is that it covers the business process systems of my company. The solution also helps because it makes almost everything automated. Another valuable feature of SAP HANA is that it can be integrated with third parties and other enhancements needed by the company.""The solution offers advanced features that the company was struggling to implement.""SAP HANA's best features are its programmability and extensibility - you can size and shape the software however you need.""SAP HANA is vertically and horizontally scalable.""When we upgraded, we received more functions or more features.""The in-memory database is excellent.""The solution is easy to manage enterprise resources and the reporting and analytics are including. It is good for company growth and all module are managed well."

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"The most valuable feature of Vertica is the unmatchable database performance.""It's the fastest database I have ever tested. That's the most important feature of Vertica.""Vertica is a columnar database where the query performance is extremely fast and it can be used for real-time integrations for API and other applications. The solution requires zero maintenance which is helpful.""Allows us to take volumes and process them at a very high speed.""Vertica's most outstanding features are the compression rates achieved and the speed of access of high volume data.""I have found the solution to be scalable.""The feature I like best is performance. We use Red Tool and Red Job for the data warehouse and reporting. It's perfect. Performance is good, and it can return ad hoc queries very quickly. Of course, it's a cluster, so it's easy to scale.""The hardware usage and speed has been the most valuable feature of this solution. It is very fast and has saved us a lot of money."

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"The relationship with a partner that sells SAP could be better. We depend much more on our own development, and the partner is for selling us the solutions, so we need them to be able to supply help and answers. The partner isn't very helpful, and we have to rely on our own knowledge and research.""HANA could be improved by adding analytics and development models in the institution.""It would be nice to know when SAP plans to stop its maintenance of a previous version of SAP ECC ERP because, at this point, anyone utilizing SAP will have no choice but to go on S/4HANA Database.""The product lacks some flexibility in its settings and configurations.""The pricing is expensive.""It's a complex initial setup.""The performance and integration with other products are areas in need of improvement.""There could be better management for faster updates, last year there were some changes in India to the e-invoicing feature."

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"In a future release, we would like to have artificial intelligence capabilities like neural networks. Customers are demanding this type of analytics.""We faced some challenges when trying to use the temporary tables feature.""Vertica offers a platform-as-a-service version, but their software-as-a-service solution is only available on AWS. They need to get a SaaS version on Azure and GCP as fast as possible.""Support is an area where it could get better.""It's hard to make it slow for a small data volume. For large volumes, it's hard to make it work. It's also hard to make it faster, and to make it scale.""Vertica seems to scale well, except for one use case where you are on a multi-node cluster. For example, if you had a nine-node cluster, one node goes down, then the eight nodes don't scale, because the absence of the node is very apparent, which is a problem. If you have nine nodes or multiple nodes, the whole idea is that if one of those nodes goes down, then you should not see an impact on the system if you have enough capacity. Even though we have enough capacity, you can still see the impact of the one node going down.""Promotion/marketing must be improved, even though it is a very useful product at very good price, it is not as "popular" as it should be.""The biggest problem is the cost of cloud deployment."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
  • "The price of this product is good."
  • "We pay $200 on a monthly basis."
  • "The price is high and could be a bit cheaper."
  • "A monthly or yearly license must be purchased, although its utility will be based on the cost-benefit analysis that is reached by the individual customer."
  • "We pay for a maintenance license, and the licensing cost is high. In general, it is a very expensive solution."
  • "The price of SAP HANA is very expensive and it is paid annually."
  • "We pay annually for the license of the solution."
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  • "It's difficult today to compete with open-source solutions. In these areas, there is a lot of competition and the price of this solution is a bit pricy."
  • "The price could be cheaper and it is best to negotiate the price."
  • "The price is reasonable. We use a pay per license model. Firstly, you need to buy a license. After that, you mainly pay the annual support fee of around 20% or 25%. I think their prices are quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing could improve, it is a little expensive."
  • "The pricing depends on the license model because there are several. It depends on the client, but it's cheaper than other solutions. I think it's cheap for all the functionality and robustness. It's not very expensive to deploy."
  • "The pricing for this solution is very reasonable compared to other vendors."
  • "The price of Vertica is less expensive than some competitors, such as Teradata."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The UX experience is very good.
    Top Answer:We are spending about 20,000 to 30,000 euros on the solution. It is a one-time implementation. To integrate everything and do the gap analysis, and then implement all of that as per our requirements… more »
    Top Answer:Perhaps the access to learning could be improved, although it is also very good right now. The relationship with a partner that sells SAP could be better. We depend much more on our own development… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Vertica is the unmatchable database performance.
    Top Answer:The price of Vertica is less expensive than some competitors, such as Teradata.
    Top Answer:Vertica can improve automation and documentation.
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    Also Known As
    SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
    Micro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
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    The SAP HANA platform helps you reimagine business by combining a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. It enables real-time business by converging trans-actions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA untangles IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.

    Vertica is a deploy-anywhere SQL database created for elasticity, speed, and advanced analytics. Vertica enables today’s busy teams to modernize their data warehouses, democratize data and analytics to enable increased access, and deploy analytics in a hybrid cloud environment. Additionally, Vertica merges how companies power their analytics by providing a scalable, open, and elastic database with numerous intuitive features. 

    In today’s marketplace, organizations are experiencing continued robust growth of data volumes, and citizen data scientists’ broader use of analytics is causing many companies to re-visit and re-examine their systems in order to match the demands of an aggressive marketplace. Analytics are continually swiftly evolving. New data from social media, blogs, IoT sources, data streams, gas and electrical grids, and mobile networks is being constantly gathered in extensive data sets. This presents organizations with a new opportunity to become more data driven, and they must be able to manage the new data growth and identify the trends and sequences that can lead to both improved business opportunities and continued repeat business from their clients. 

    Vertica Benefits:

    Vertica has many valuable key benefits. Some of its most useful benefits include:

    • Efficiency:  Vertica provides robust compression and intuitive impressions. This results in users requiring significantly less storage and hardware than other comparable data analytics solutions. The progressive Vertica architecture results in queries that are 10-50 times faster than other platforms while providing more storage data per server.
    • Integration: Each new iteration of Vertica is tested and certified with the latest ETL and visualization tools. It actively supports Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and popular SQL providers. All these solutions and most leading BI and visualization tools interact seamlessly, making Vertica overall a very cost-effective solution and solid business investment.
    • Cloud flexibility: With Vertica, users do not have to get locked into a single cloud vendor. Users are able to take complete advantage of the current infrastructure that is already in place. Vertica seamlessly integrates with popular public clouds, including Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, AWS, Alibaba, VMware clouds, and more. It also provides for easy portability across on-premise and multi-cloud environments and data lakes. Vertica designs a robust flexible platform for running a company’s analytical and computing workloads, which allows applications to run simultaneously on numerous environments in a hybrid cloud infrastructure. Vertica is able to seamlessly use public clouds and private data centers, and it grants the flexibility to switch in an instant.
    • Security: Vertica offers dynamic end-to-end security with support for partner solutions and industry-standard protocols such as Apache Sentry, AWS IAM, Kerberos, LDAP, and more. Vertica utilizes an intuitive layered security model that provides multiple security authentication authorization mechanisms. Vertica will also maintain an audit trail, natively exported to other security domains for analysis and persistence. 

    Reviews from Real Users

    “I am using Vertica for aggregations and dashboards. The most valuable feature of Vertica is the ability to receive large aggregations at a very quick pace. The use case of subclusters is very good.” - Bijal S., Group Chief Technology Officer at Netcore Solutions

    “The hardware usage and speed has been the most valuable feature of this solution. It is very fast and has saved us a lot of money.” - Munkhsaikhan B.,  Project Lead - Digital Transformation Unit at Bodi Electronics LLC

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    Sample Customers
    Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
    Cerner, Game Show Network Game, Guess by Marciano, Supercell, Etsy, Nascar, Empirix, adMarketplace, and Cardlytics.
    Top Industries
    Energy/Utilities Company18%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Media Company18%
    Marketing Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    SAP HANA is ranked 1st in Embedded Database Software with 33 reviews while Vertica is ranked 4th in Data Warehouse with 14 reviews. SAP HANA is rated 8.4, while Vertica is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vertica writes "Enhanced capabilities, good customer service, large data scalability and stable". SAP HANA is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, IBM Db2 Database and SAP IQ, whereas Vertica is most compared with Snowflake, Teradata, Amazon Redshift, SQL Server and IBM Netezza Performance Server.

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