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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Avalanche

This is a tool geared for smaller to mid-sized business that has disparate sources of data from different platforms in varying incarnations. It’s a great ETL tool to solve the problems a scenario like that causes, but you can also achieve that with good BI Tools like Qlik Sense. So be careful that you really need an ETL tool, as opposed to an end-use tool with a built-in ETL component. If you are going ELT and have a lot of data an not a lot of corporate resources, this is a better option than Microsoft or Informatica
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vertica

Vertica as a data warehouse to deliver analytics in-house and even to your client base on scale is not rivaled anywhere in the market. Frankly, in my experience it is not even close to equaled. Because it is such a powerful data warehouse, some people attempt to use it as a transactional database. It certainly is not one of those. Individual row inserts are slow and do not perform well. Deletes are a whole other story. RDBMS it is definitely not. OLAP it rocks.
Eva Donaldson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Actian Avalanche

  • Quick response for queries involving multi-million rows
  • Low cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vertica

  • Extremely fast query performance - Vertica is one of the fastest query engines out there.
  • Scales to TBs - Scales reasonably well up to 10-20 nodes and 10 - 100s of TB of data.
  • Easy to Use - Fairly easy to user, we made quite some headway with just 1 person running it for a while.
Praveen Murugesan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian Avalanche

  • As I said before, more training or greater visibility to training tools/options would be a plus. It’s easy to publish YouTube videos these days, I think they should make more of them.
  • Differentiation would help, there’s not a lot out there to drive you to buy the product if you are well informed in the market. If you know the market, you steer towards the large or trendy products. It’s a good product, but lost in the noise of the field I think.
  • Hitching the wagon to a major software brand (like Mule did to Salesforce) would help grow the user base, and thus increase the activity in the support community. More users also translates into product champions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vertica

  • Could use some work on better integrating with cloud providers and open source technologies. For AWS you will find an AMI in the marketplace and recently a connector for loading data from S3 directly was created. With last release, integration with Kafka was added that can help.
  • Managing large workloads (concurrent queries) is a bit challenging.
  • Having a way to provide an estimate on the duration for currently executing queries / etc. can be helpful. Vertica provides some counters for the query execution engine that are helpful but some may find confusing.
  • Unloading data over JDBC is very slow. We've had to come up with alternatives based on vsql, etc. Not a very clean, official on how to unload data.
Traian Antonescu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian Avalanche

No score
No answers yet
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Vertica

Vertica 7.8
Based on 2 answers
I haven't had any recent opportunity to reach out to Vertica support. From what I remember, I believe whenever I reached out to them the experience was smooth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actian Avalanche

Oracle>DB2>MS SQL Server>GreenPlum>Vectorwise
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vertica

We looked the OLAP capabilities and ROI. Vertica was able to provide most of feature with low cost or initial investment.
Sanjay Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian Avalanche

  • We had to move out of VectorWise after using the database for 2 years. Hence no positive impacts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vertica

  • Vertica UDX is one of the best capabilities from which you can extend Vertica based on your custom needs. Its integrated environment for ML models is pretty good which brings analytics on the plate in just a matter of steps.
  • Distributed computing, analytics functions and its continuous improvement of the product.
  • As far as concurrency is concerned, earlier versions of the platform struggled with concurrency, but enhancements such as cascading resource pools have dramatically improved concurrency and resource management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Actian Avalanche

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Vertica

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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