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Announcing Vertica Version 11

Posted August 11, 2021 by Paige, Vertica Open Source Relations Manager

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Beware of the Black Box Bundle

When Vertica was acquired by Hewlett Packard, we were told that we needed to change our messaging about commodity hardware. HP didn’t feel comfortable with the phrase, because it implied that underlying infrastructure was not a key differentiator. But as a true software company who designed every line of code to be optimized for infrastructure...

Vertica is in the G2 Leaders’ Corner… once again

When it comes to technology, the business world doesn’t have time for popularity contests. Technology that doesn’t cut it falls by the wayside, and gets replaced with whatever helps a business achieve its goals. The Vertica team is happy to be part of our customers’ successes, whether we’ve helped them replace outmoded or poor-performing data...

First annual “Data Disruptors Awards” caps Vertica Unify 2021

“Vertica has been powering the world’s data disruptors for a decade, including companies that have created new industries, and have had an impact on the environment, and on the health of humans and animals.” Those were the opening comments by Joy King, Vertica’s VP of Product and Go-to-Market Strategy, at Thursday morning’s opening session for...

DataGals Panel reveals common workplace biases, but also opportunities

  Representing five different time zones, and committed to sharing their thoughts and guidance based on the success they’ve achieved in their careers, five women gathered live and online Thursday, July 22 to discuss their experiences in high tech. Here's how they appeared in this virtual panel discussion: Far left: Joy King, VP of Product...

Vertica Unify 2021 – Day 2 keynote spotlights a noble cause

At Vertica Unify 2021, the focus this week has been on the techniques and best practices around data analytics. Naturally. There’s a lot of technology to cover in this space, and we’re delighted to have so many of the best and brightest minds in virtual attendance, helping us deliver, explain, and demonstrate these things. And,...

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Vertica 11 announced at Unify 2021: Delivering on vision of Unified Analytics

Introduced by Joy King, Vertica’s VP of Product & GTM Strategy, Colin Mahony, SVP and General Manager of Vertica, kicked off today’s Vertica Unify 2021 by explaining Vertica’s founding philosophy and sharing “some of the advancements we’ve made most recently, as well as the direction we’re going in future.” That included the announcement of Vertica...

DaaS Labs Embeds Vertica for Machine Learning Analytics at Superior Speed and Scale

Uncovering hidden patterns, trends, correlations, and insights in data has become a common business pursuit as companies look for different ways and means to monetize their data. Most of this activity relies on advanced data techniques like artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, and more. These techniques are DaaS Labs’s...

Quick Tip: Replacing non-UTF-8 Characters

Vertica database servers expect to receive all data in UTF-8 and Vertica outputs all data in UTF-8. However, you can load or insert data into Vertica that is non UTF-8, but you'll want to clean it up. I used to recommend the REGEXP_REPLACE function for that task, but now there is a better way! Vertica...

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Quick Tip: MC Adds a New Feedback Button

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Partners Showcase Solutions at Vertica Unify ’21

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Anytime business software can provide greater ease-of-use, it leads to better business outcomes at a faster pace. What could be better than that? How about analytics-as-a-service, built on a cloud-native architecture running in your AWS account, and leveraging your own negotiated pricing and committed spend? Add the full suite of advanced analytics, in-database machine learning,...