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Joy King

VP, Vertica Product Management & Product Marketing

Joy leads Vertica’s Product Management and Product Marketing organizations and is responsible for business strategy, product roadmap and go-to-market initiatives. Joy has spent three decades in the software industry and is a passionate believer in the power of predictive analytics and the need for every company to become an industry disruptor.

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Vertica Scores Big in Customer Satisfaction

After more than a decade in enterprise sales, I confess that my least favorite experience is being forced to buy anything that requires me to engage with a salesperson. I do all my research online, read reviews from multiple sites, and talk with trusted friends and business colleagues to get their opinion on any of...
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Big Data – Big Asset or Big Liability

The newly converged Cloudera recently announced its quarterly earnings and the market was very disappointed, resulting in a stock price drop of 42% and a lot of negative media coverage. One headline that stuck out to me read: “Does Cloudera’s Stock Drop Signal the End of Big Data?” I thought, “No, I don’t think Cloudera’s...
Save the Date, Vertica Big Data Conference, March 30 - April 2

Save the Date for the Vertica Big Data Conference

The next , hosted at the brand-new Encore Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts! In our very crowded and noisy market, there are more tradeshows and conferences than there are days in the year. So why should anyone be excited about this? The BDC is special. I say that not only because I’m passionate and...
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Open Source Software is Free, Like a Puppy

Open source software has a long and inspiring history. In the very early days of software itself, academic collaboration was the norm. But in the late 70’s and early 80’s, manufacturers increasingly copyrighted their technologies, protected their source code, and required licensed use of software. The era of commercial software was born. Freedom! Richard Stallman...
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Only the Strongest and Boldest Data-Driven Companies Will Survive

One of my favorite analyst quotes comes from Ray Wang at Constellation Research. It’s simple, it’s direct, and it’s scary - “Digital Darwinism is unkind to those who wait.” I have quoted it many times as a proof point for why traditional companies must evolve and adapt if they are to survive. The fundamentals of...
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It’s Time for Time Series

Recently, as I always do, I was reading about some emerging trends in our industry and a headline popped out at me -- did you know that time series databases are one of the fastest growing specialty database platforms? That was a surprise to me, so I did a little more research. Time After Time,...
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Take Vertica and Call Me in the Morning

Last night, at 1:37 am, I found myself awake and thinking about . To anyone who knows me, this should come as no surprise. I was thinking about how different Vertica is from so many other players in the market and I realized that we have for years proudly described Vertica as a full ANSI...
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Convenience But at What Cost?

Convenience is so important to me. Move quickly and get things done. That’s probably why I am so addicted to Amazon Prime despite the fact that I could save money if I would just do a little research and find better prices for the things I buy. My impatience and one click buyer behavior is...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Metering

Every month, my husband receives a driver’s report from Chevrolet, providing him with “feedback” on his driving behavior – everything from the intensity of his braking to the number of lane changes without a blinker to the distance and speed he drove in his Silverado truck. The report also provides specific details on the upcoming...
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Introducing the Eon Mode Concept

Vertica was born at a tipping point in the world of Enterprise Data Warehouses. It was designed from the first line of code to address new levels of data volumes and analytical performance. But it was also designed to break the tightly integrated hardware and software appliances offered by industry leaders at the time including...
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I Love DIY Projects

I love DIY projects. I love watching the YouTube videos, scouring the web for advice from others, and learning new skills. The innovation and creativity that’s out there is amazing! Plus, DIY projects save money, sometimes a lot of money! This past month, we decided to build our own stone patio in the backyard …...