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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian matrix is not good for small data sets. If you have a limited data pool, or do not plan on having multiple users/clients accessing a data source, stick with a more traditional relational database model - Access for the truly small user base, or a DB2 or Oracle back end if your going to have multiple users, and moderate sized data. Actian is for LARGE data sets (Big Data, in the industry parlance). Millions of rows of data from multiple sources with various down stream systems accessing the database. It is for data analytics of large data groups and intense data mining.
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 Matrix (discontinued)

  • Super fast. Aggregate query such as SUM(), Count() returns result within seconds from a table with more than billion records.
  • Excellent data compression.
  • Easy maintenance. We managed this database without having a full time DBA.
  • Support ANSI SQL and ODBC/JDBC. It's easy to connect to this database from other systems.
Dipankar Pradhan | 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 Matrix (discontinued)

  • Some of the bugs were annoying and QA definitely needs improvement
  • Connectivity to Informatica and ETL providers
  • Workload management could be better like when you compare with Teradata
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

Usability

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix (discontinued) 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I wish to give higher rating for the speed and efficiency in handling the queries, but only 6 because of consistent bugs we encounter
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vertica

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Support Rating

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix (discontinued) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
  • Faster initial response
  • Trained professionals
  • Very helpful in resolving issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Implementation Rating

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix (discontinued) 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vertica

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Alternatives Considered

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix is our first big data analytics storage platform, and as I was not involved in the POC process to compare it to other products out on the market, unfortunately I cannot say if it is better than other Big Data storage options. I can say that it out performs products such as Oracle or UDB in regards to the volume of data it can easily index and handle.
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 Matrix (discontinued)

  • ROI is great, less spending on full time DBA and that money could be use to add additional node.
  • Negative - Not many developers are well aware of this tool, it takes some time to learn.
Dipankar Pradhan | 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

Pricing Details

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General

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

Vertica

General

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

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