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Waqas Dhillon

Product Manager - Machine Learning, Vertica

Waqas is the product management lead for machine learning with Vertica. In his current role, he drives the strategy and implementation of advanced analytics and machine learning features in the Vertica MPP platform. Waqas holds a bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering from NUST and a master’s degree in management from Harvard University.
Prior to his current role, Waqas has worked in multiple positions where he applied data analytics and machine learning for consumer research and revenue growth for companies in consumer packaged goods and telecommunication industries.

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2 – What Are the Benefits of Using Complex Data Types in SQL?

Co-authored by James Clampffer, Deepak Majeti. In this second post in the Complex Data Types blog series, let’s look at some of the reasons complex types are used extensively in organized big data formats like ORC and Parquet. Be sure to read the first post in this series where we discussed the what complex data...
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1 – What are Complex Data Types?

Co-authored by James Clampffer, Deepak Majeti. - First in a series A lot of projects require querying ORC or Parquet files, or other data that may have internal types that are a bit more complex than usual. It’s a little hard to explain what we mean when we say, “complex.” So, this is the first in...
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1 – Why Would You Do Machine Learning in a Database?

Co-authored with Paige Roberts. A lot of modern scalable analytical databases like Vertica allow you to do machine learning data analytics from end to end, right in the database, rather than moving and transforming the data first into something like a Spark dataframe or a Python data structure. Whenever people hear about this capability, they...