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We performed a comparison between Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse and Vertica based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Data Warehouse solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse vs. Vertica Report (Updated: May 2024).
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"The most valuable feature is the ease of running queries.""The product is reliable.""The cloud is ten times better than physical hardware; it is more cost-effective and the upgrade process is ten times easier."

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"The fast columnar store database structure allows our query times to be at least 10x faster than on any other database.""The solution is quick, has good compression data, and is not expensive.""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.""For me, It's performance, scalability, low cost, and it's integrated into enterprise and big data environments.""It maximize cloud economics for mission-critical big data analytical initiatives.""The Vertica architecture means it can process/ingest data in parallel to reporting and analyzing because of its in-memory Write-Optimized Storage sitting alongside the analytics optimized Read-Optimized Storage.""Eighty percent of the ETL operations have improved since implementing this solution.""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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"It could be a bit more user-friendly.""Stability-wise, we have had some issues with automation and the ability to handle large datasets.""The cost of Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse has room for improvement."

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"Metadata for database files scale okay, but metadata related to tables/columns/sequences must be stored on all nodes.""I think they need an easy client so that you can write queries easily, but it's not necessarily a weak point. I think some users would need them.""It would be great if this were a managed service in AWS.""They could improve the integration and some of the features in the cloud version.""I believe the installation process could be streamlined.""Vertica can improve automation and documentation. Additionally, the solution can be simplified.""Performance of management of metadata layer (database catalog) needs improvement. We still have to have smaller customers on PostgreSQL; Vertica cannot manage thousands of schemata.""In my opinion, Vertica's documentation could be improved. Currently, there is not enough documentation available to gain a comprehensive understanding of the platform."

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  • "Teradata used to be expensive, but they have been lowering their prices."
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  • "Work with a vendor, if possible, and take advantage of more aggressive discounts at mid-fiscal year (April) and fiscal year-end (October).​"
  • "It's free up to three nodes and 1TB, and then get in contact with their sales guys."
  • "Start with license per 1TB. Starting from hundreds of TB there is unlimited licensing to be considered. Move historical data to HDFS/S3 which are significantly cheaper or even free."
  • "The first TB is free and you can use all the Vertica features. After 1TB you have to pay for licensing. The product is worth it, but be aware of this condition, and plan. The compression ratio is explained in the documentation."
  • "I think it's starting to get a little expensive. Open source products are starting to get more robust, so I think that's something that they need to start looking at in terms of licensing."
  • "Read the fine print carefully."
  • "It is fast to purchase through the AWS Marketplace."
  • "The pricing and licensing depend on the size of your environment and the zone where you want to implement."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The cloud is ten times better than physical hardware; it is more cost-effective and the upgrade process is ten times easier.
    Top Answer:South Africa must significantly improve its internet infrastructure to reduce its high costs. I believe South Africa is one of the most expensive countries in the world when it comes to obtaining… more »
    Top Answer:Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse offers a more cost-effective cloud solution. However, the main challenge we encounter, especially in South Africa, is the limited bandwidth available for connecting to… more »
    Top Answer:Vertica is easy to use and provides really high performance, stability, and scalability.
    Top Answer:Vertica has a perpetual license, but they are currently trying to convert all those licenses to subscription-based licenses on a yearly basis.
    Top Answer:Vertica's native cloud support could be improved, and its installation could be made easier. It's possible to deploy the solution on different hyperscalers, but it's not an easy process. Vertica is an… more »
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
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    Teradata IntelliCloud provides data and analytic software as a service (SaaS). You can subscribe to Teradata Database, Aster Analytics, and/or Hadoop and receive complete setup and management of software and infrastructure – so that you can focus on business outcomes.

    IntelliCloud services are available with new deployment choices: Teradata IntelliFlex – our flagship enterprise data warehouse platform that we deploy and manage in our data centers – and public cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that we provision and manage.

    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

    Sample Customers
    Volvo, eBay, P&G, Verizon, 7Eleven, ABN Amro, Alior Bank, BBVA, Cabela's, Dell, DHL, Gortz, Homebase, IHG
    Cerner, Game Show Network Game, Guess by Marciano, Supercell, Etsy, Nascar, Empirix, adMarketplace, and Cardlytics.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Media Company17%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider5%
    Company Size
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse vs. Vertica
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse vs. Vertica and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse is ranked 13th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 3 reviews while Vertica is ranked 7th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 83 reviews. Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse is rated 8.0, while Vertica is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse writes "Is quick, easy to upgrade, and cost-effective". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vertica writes " A user-friendly tool that needs to improve its documentation part". Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Teradata and Oracle Exadata, whereas Vertica is most compared with Snowflake, SQL Server, Amazon Redshift, Teradata and Oracle Exadata. See our Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse vs. Vertica report.

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