August 26, 2008

Vertica’s paying customer count

In a recent Computerworld article, Andy Ellicott of Vertica was cited as saying Vertica has 50 paying customers total. That’s very much on par with Greenplum’s figure, leaving aside any questions of deal size. (Greenplum runs a number of databases much larger than Vertica’s biggest. However, I believe Greenplum also charges a lot less per terabyte of user data.)

Previous Vertica paying customer count figures include:


8 Responses to “Vertica’s paying customer count”

  1. Snarky Baloogle on August 26th, 2008 11:44 pm


    I guess Stonebraker and the DB Dinosaur gang are feeling left out lately.

  2. Tony Bain on August 28th, 2008 5:15 pm

    Have you published the per TB figures for Vertica, Greenplum, Netezza and Datallegro (although I guess this last one is no longer going to be) anyware?

  3. Curt Monash on August 28th, 2008 5:43 pm has that information, to the extent that I’ve

    A. Published it
    B. Done my categorization correctly 😉

    I haven’t posted it for Greenplum, but they circulate a slide pretty widely with pricing. I guess I should put that information up too.


  4. Waiting for Proof on August 29th, 2008 2:59 am

    With 50 customers shouldn’t Vertica be on the Gartner magic quadrant for DW databases?

    I don’t see them there.

    When does the next Gartner magic quadrant report come out?

  5. Curt Monash on August 29th, 2008 3:24 am

    You’re welcome to search for “Gartner” or some other relevant string in our search box. I forget when it’s come out in other years, but I think you’ll find enough clues in my posts for a good guess.


  6. Sales figures for analytic DBMS | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on August 29th, 2008 11:25 pm

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  7. Andy E on September 3rd, 2008 11:21 pm

    Vertica was mentioned in the Sept 2007 Gartner data warehouse DBMS Magic Quadrant report (as a company to watch in 2008), but didn’t get a dot in the diagram because we were too new to the market. The 2008 MQ comes out this fall (usually Sept).

  8. Bill Walters on November 24th, 2008 3:16 pm

    Kurt, you continue to make yourself look like a cheerleader for Vertica when you simply act as a stenographer for their claims. You might want to ask:

    1.) Paying customers? Paying what? $1.00 or $1,000,000. Veterans of the software industry know that start-ups will “buy” deals to get the customer logos to build momentum. There is nothing wrong or sinister about this well known practice but to simply repeat their claims without question does not provide value.

    2.) For instance is JP Morgan listed as a customer because they evaluated the software for a project and are currently using it or because they purchased Bear Stearns and assumed the license?

    3.) Do all of the customers own perpetual licenses that conform to FASB accounting principles or did some of them sign temporary evaluation licenses?

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