Robust Vertica Experience
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 01, 2020

Robust Vertica Experience

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vertica

It's used by couple of departments. I work in the entertainment industry, so it is used to deal with the rendering data. It is also used for big data analysis.
  • After the initial setup and performance tuning phase, Vertica database cluster pretty much runs on its own. We haven't had too much maintenance to do.
  • When we had to scale up the cluster from 6 nodes to 12 nodes, it was an easy task.
  • At one time, because of some issues with a server, we had to take a node out and could do it on the fly.
  • One time, one of the nodes wasn't coming up because of some ambiguity with the local data. Vertica wasn't able to fix it by itself and we were trying to remove the node out of the database and we couldn't do it. It would be great if that could be addressed. Luckily when we rebooted the whole server, some of the dead transaction got flushed because of which vertica was able to recover and the node came up.
  • For the most part, I would say it's a positive impact as it helped the developers to build a better strategy for working with the rendering data.
We have been evaluating Greenplum comparing with Vertica.
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.

Do you think Vertica delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Vertica's feature set?

Yes

Did Vertica live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Vertica go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Vertica again?

No

It's definitely good for working with larger amount of data and easy scaling. In my experience, Veritca is the only cluster that I have dealt with terabytes of data.