BILLERICA, Mass., Jan 6, 2009 — Vertica Systems was named to Gartner’s 2008 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems.
The high-performance column-oriented Vertica Analytic Database is the only analytic database built from scratch to handle today’s heavy business intelligence workloads. Customers using the Vertica Analytic Database have the freedom to analyze more data in more ways, faster, so they can out-innovate the competition. In customer benchmarks, Vertica has answered queries against terabytes of data 50 to 200 times faster than competing databases and specialized analytic hardware.
In Gartner’s July 2008 “Hype Cycle for Data Management, 2008″ report, Gartner Vice President and Analyst Donald Feinberg stated: “Column-store DBMSs (Database Management Systems) should be considered as primary candidates for analytic data marts due to I/O performance gained from compression and retrieval of fewer columns (typical of analytic applications)… In the two specific areas where column-store DBMS excel (analytics and archiving solutions), there can be a large cost savings and, with analytic applications, a large performance gain.”
Being named in the Gartner Magic Quadrant is the latest recognition among several other 2008 distinctions for Vertica, including the company being named one of the top 100 private technology companies in the Red Herring’s annual 100 North America Award, and a Computerworld Horizon Award for cutting-edge technologies. Since its launch last year, the Vertica Analytic Database has enabled leading companies like Comcast, JP Morgan Chase, Mozilla and dozens of others to integrate and analyze large volumes of information in data warehouse and business intelligence systems.
“Vertica was founded on a belief that business today needs a revolutionary approach to the problem of handling terabyte-scale analytic workloads,” said Vertica CEO Ralph Breslauer. “We’re proud that a company as young as ours can make such an immediate impact on the database market.”
For more information about the Magic Quadrant, current Gartner clients may go to http://www.gartner.com. Source: Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems.
1) Gartner, Inc., Donald Feinberg, Mark A. Beyer, Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems
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Vertica Systems is the market innovator for high-performance analytic database management systems that run on industry-standard hardware. Co-founded by database pioneer Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Vertica has developed column-oriented analytic database technology that lets companies of any size store and query very large databases orders of magnitude faster and more affordably than other solutions. The Vertica Analytic Database is available as software only, as an appliance or online as a cloud computing solution. The technology’s unmatched speed, scalability, flexibility and ease of use helps customers like JP Morgan Chase, Verizon, Mozilla, Comcast, Level 3 Communications and Vonage capitalize on business opportunities in real time. Vertica is headquartered in Billerica, Mass. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.vertica.com.