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Jeff Healey

Vice President of Marketing, Vertica Product Group in Micro Focus

Jeff leads marketing for Vertica, the industry’s unified analytics platform purpose built to manage massive volumes of data at extreme scale with the highest levels of performance. With more than 25 years of high-tech marketing experience and deep knowledge of product marketing go-to-market planning and execution, Jeff has previously led product marketing for Axeda Corporation (now PTC), the leading Internet of Things platform with millions of connected assets under management. Prior to Axeda, Jeff held product marketing, customer success, and lead editorial roles at MathWorks, Macromedia (now Adobe), Sybase (now SAP), and The Boston Globe.

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Prepare for Your Multicloud Future Today

You only have to read as far as the subtitle of the 2020 Flexera State of the Cloud Report to understand that more and more organizations are adopting a multi-cloud strategy – cloud spend is rising as organizations adopt multi-cloud strategies and put more workloads and data in the cloud. This ninth annual report, based...

Award Winning – Vertica Proves It

June has been quite a month of industry recognition for Vertica and its customers. Fresh off earning top leadership position in GigaOm’s Radar Report for Evaluating Data Warehouse Platforms, Vertica has once again been named to this year’s DBTA 100 Companies that Matter Most in Data, a special list that salutes today’s top companies in...
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Tune in for Monthly Vertica Tune-Ups

Our Under the Hood Webcast series builds on the engineering-led sessions that our product and R&D teams deliver at our annual Vertica Big Data Conference. You can tune in nearly every month and get a deep dive of Vertica features and releases through this popular series. Last month, Vertica R&D covered one of our most...
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Vertica Achieves Top Spot in GigaOm Radar Report for Evaluating Data Warehouse Platforms

Vertica secured the top spot, scoring consistently high rankings across the key criteria and evaluation metrics compared to 12 top competitors in the GigaOm Radar...
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Top 10 Highlights from the Virtual Vertica BDC 2020

While it was a difficult decision to take the Vertica Big Data Conference 2020 virtual, the registration numbers, session reviews, and overall feedback confirmed that this was our most successful BDC ever! If you did not have a chance to register or missed any of the sessions, no worries. All sessions were recorded and PDFs...
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Vertica Big Data Conference 2020 is Going Virtual

The updated guidelines around the Coronoavirus (COVID-19) have caused the majority of tech and non-tech conferences to be postponed – from Mobile World Congress to HIMSS to even SXSW, which had a run of 34 consecutive years. Over the last few weeks, a handful of our customer speakers expressed their disappointment in learning that corporate...
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Practice Makes Perfect at BDC 2020

Larry Bird, Boston Celtics legend and NBA Hall of Famer, shot 500 free throws every morning before his first class in high school. But, he didn’t stop there. Larry was known to shoot 100 free throws after every NBA game. The result? The sharp-shooting forward from French Lick, Indiana led the NBA in free throw...
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Top 5 Reasons Why You Win Big with Data at the Vertica Big Data Conference 2020

A few years ago, we held a user conference for our growing Vertica community. However, we underestimated its success – selling out the inaugural event because we had booked a venue that couldn’t accommodate the interest of hundreds of customers, prospects, and partners for what turned out to be Boston’s biggest and best Big Data...
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Is Your Future Cloudy? This Buyer’s Guide Offers Clarity

When I started at Vertica about seven years ago, I was met by anxious sales people warning me that Hadoop (HDFS, specifically) was going to completely replace the enterprise data warehouse (EDW), as we knew it. And we should be very concerned. That was 2012, a year that I first encountered the lovable elephant and...
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Vertica and Amazon – Better Together, for Years

The year was 2012. Marvel’s The Avengers hit the box office. Facebook went public. NASA's Curiosity rover landed on the surface of Mars. And, the Vertica AMI (Amazon Machine Image) made its debut on AWS Marketplace, enabling data-driven organizations to easily deploy Vertica on the Amazon cloud and start accelerating their analytics. Running Vertica on...
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Strong Winds of Change at Chief Data & Analytics Officers Event

Last week, Vertica sponsored the Chief Data & Analytics Officer event in Chicago. As a first-time sponsor, we were cautiously optimistic that we could meet with data and analytics leaders that were, according to event organizer IQPC, “…on the forefront of capitalizing on data and analytics in the enterprise as the volume, availability, and complexity...
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Vertica Ranked #1 Cloud Data Warehouse

July has been quite an exciting month for Vertica. Our three keynote presenters are now confirmed for the Vertica Big Data Conference 2020 – Vertica founder and Turing Award winner Dr. Michael Stonebraker, kingpin of the famous MIT blackjack team Jeffrey Ma, and renowned analyst Ray Wang of Constellation Research. And, in addition to receiving...