Micro Focus' Vertica Named Top Cloud Data Warehouse Solution

Micro Focus Earns the Top Vendor According to IT Central Station Reviews and Rankings, Based on Product Peer Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons

16 July 2019

SANTA CLARA, CAMicro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced that Vertica, the most advanced SQL database analytics platform built to address the most demanding Big Data analytics initiatives, has been ranked the number-one cloud data warehouse solution according to IT Central Station.* This marks the first time that Micro Focus has been named a leading vendor in the IT Central Station Buyer's Guide**.

According to reviews included within the Buyer's Guide, Vertica achieved its ranking for its valuable features, speed, and value for performance. A software-only solution with complete freedom from underlying infrastructure, Vertica is trusted by leading data-driven companies, including Cerner, Guess? and Criteo more to deliver speed, scale and reliability on mission-critical analytics.

"Micro Focus' Vertica earned its #1 ranking due to its high ratings from customers, in-depth reviews and strong interest from tech buyers," said Russell Rothstein, Founder and CEO of IT Central Station. "Tech professionals increasingly rely on authentic peer reviews to shortlist vendors and select the right solution. Micro Focus has distinguished itself as a provider of enterprise application software that receives high ranks from its customers."

"We're thrilled to be recognized as the leading cloud data warehouse solution by our clients, said Joy King, Vice President, Vertica Product Management at Micro Focus. "Vertica was purpose-built for the highest level of performance at scale and to provide a best-in-class, unified big data analytics platform with complete flexibility for on-premise, cloud and hybrid deployments. Our leading platform is driven by a team of architects and engineers that believe we must always meet the demands of our continuously evolving market and this is a great example of how we're achieving that goal."

With in-database Machine Learning and advanced analytics functions, tight integration with open-source technologies such as Hadoop, Kafka, and Spark, and an ecosystem-friendly MPP architecture, Vertica delivers the highest performance at extreme scale.

Select reviews from the Buyer's Guide include:

  • Our consultancy has introduced Vertica to a number of clients, from small scale ones who benefit from the free tier and per TB pricing model to have a powerful analytics cluster fairly cheaply, to large investment banks who have been able to handle data at a scale that wouldn't otherwise be possible.–Partner at Thorium Data Science
  • Before Vertica, we used a combination of shared RDBMSs and Hive: the typical runtime for a query was in the hours. It's now in the seconds, with way more data (we're talking hundreds of terabytes).–Staff Dev Lead at Tech Services Company
  • Before we used Vertica we used another columnar database which turned out to be very unstable and its performance was inconsistent. Vertica turned that around, to the point that it is now our go-to database.–Technical Leader with BI Company

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*Source: IT Central Station Cloud Data Warehouse Buyer's Guide and Reviews, June, 2019.
**As part of its evaluation, the IT Central Station Buyer's Guide includes numerous enterprise Cloud Data Warehouse vendors and is based on product reviews, ratings, and comparisons. All reviews and ratings are from real users, validated by the company's triple authentication process.

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