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We performed a comparison between Vertica and VMware Tanzu Greenplum based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Data Warehouse solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed VMware Tanzu Greenplum vs. Vertica Report (Updated: November 2022).
653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"Vertica's most outstanding features are the compression rates achieved and the speed of access of high volume data.""It has improved my organization's functionality and performance.""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.""The solution has great capabilities. The tool that instructs the internal database forward is easy to use and is very powerful.""It's the fastest database I have ever tested. That's the most important feature of Vertica.""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.""Allows us to take volumes and process them at a very high speed.""Vertica has a few features that I like. From an architecture standpoint, they have separated compute and storage. So you have low-cost object storage for primary storage and the ability to have several sub-clusters working off the same ObjectStore. So it provides workload isolation."

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"A very good, open-source platform.""It's super easy to deploy and it also supports different languages and analytics."

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"We faced some challenges when trying to use the temporary tables feature.""The integration of this solution with ODI could be improved.""They could improve on customer service.""Support is an area where it could get better.""We are looking for a cheaper deployment for the solution. Although we did a lot of benchmarks, like Redshift. We tried Redshift, it didn't work. It didn't work out for us as well.""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.""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.""They could improve the integration and some of the features in the cloud version."

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"They should add more analytics. Their documentation could also be improved so that I don't have to bother my co-workers and tech support so often.""Extra filters would be helpful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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 most valuable feature of Vertica is the unmatchable database performance.
    Top Answer:Vertica can improve automation and documentation.
    Top Answer:We require one person for maintenance for the 100 users we have. I rate Vertica an eight out of ten.
    Top Answer:We're using the open-source version so there are no licensing fees.
    Top Answer:I'd like to see more support for structured data and features related to queries on NoSQL keys, extra filters would be helpful.
    Top Answer:We are using this product as a database for our platform. We are customers of VMware and I'm the project architect.
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
    Greenplum, Pivotal Greenplum
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    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

    Parallel Postgres for enterprise analytics at scale
    With improved transaction processing capability and support for streaming ingest, Greenplum can address workloads across a spectrum of analytic and operational contexts, from traditional business intelligence to deep learning.

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    Sample Customers
    Cerner, Game Show Network Game, Guess by Marciano, Supercell, Etsy, Nascar, Empirix, adMarketplace, and Cardlytics.
    General Electric, Conversant, China CITIC Bank, Aridhia, Purdue University
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Media Company18%
    Marketing Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm50%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Marketing Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    VMware Tanzu Greenplum vs. Vertica
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about VMware Tanzu Greenplum vs. Vertica and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Vertica is ranked 4th in Data Warehouse with 14 reviews while VMware Tanzu Greenplum is ranked 9th in Data Warehouse with 2 reviews. Vertica is rated 8.6, while VMware Tanzu Greenplum is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Vertica writes "Enhanced capabilities, good customer service, large data scalability and stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Tanzu Greenplum writes "Offers very good performance, particularly useful for public institutions with a minimal budget". Vertica is most compared with Snowflake, Teradata, Amazon Redshift, SQL Server and Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, whereas VMware Tanzu Greenplum is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, Apache Hadoop, Oracle Database Appliance and IBM Netezza Performance Server. See our VMware Tanzu Greenplum vs. Vertica report.

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