Nucleus Research analyzed the results of the return on investment (ROI) case studies from six deployments of Vertica to identify the value returned for each dollar invested in the solution. Many decisions about the purchase of technology are being made by the office of the chief financial officer (CFO) as opposed to the information technology (IT) department due to the direct impact a solution can have on a company’s bottom line. For this reason, it is critical that software offers a significant return on investment. The results of the analysis showed that Vertica customers realized $4.07 for each dollar spent. Nucleus also found that Vertica delivers value quickly with customers’ payback period averaging under one year.