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Mike Perrow

Mike Perrow

Senior Product Marketing Writer/Editor

Mike Perrow has 25 years as a writer and editor in the software industry, having worked at Powersoft, Sybase, Rational Software, IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and most recently Micro Focus. He has an extensive background in developing and implementing web and print media, and was the founding editor of The Rational Edge ezine, which published from 2000-2008. He is the co-author with Kurt Bittner and Walker Royce of The Economics of Iterative Software Development, Addison-Wesley, 2008.

Unified Data Analytics Warehouse

How can you get the value out of Hadoop that you were promised?

Since Hadoop’s initial release 14 years ago, untold volumes of data have been stored in HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System). Spread across a virtual landscape of data-inspired organizations, those data lakes are wide, and deep. Companies have made tremendous investments in Hadoop over the years, and data continues to pour into their data lakes. You...
Community Edition

Join the Powerful Vertica Big Data Community Open House with Free Community Edition

What comes to mind when you hear the word “community”? A village, a neighborhood? Maybe sidewalks where people say hello, where they have a few things in common – perhaps an identity, sometimes a sense of pride, definitely a sense of belonging. We’re social creatures, so being part of a community means sharing experiences, too,...

Let Business Intelligence and Data Science Coexist!

Business intelligence and data science frequently compete for resources, and BI got there first. Vertica in Eon Mode subclusters can help them coexist.

Uber, The Trade Desk, and Other Exciting Presenters at Virtual Vertica BDC 2020

Ever wonder how Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing service, manages communications and billing for hundreds of thousands of inquiries and rides per day? Or how ad-tech companies like The Trade Desk process those ad bidding wars in milliseconds, the ones that end with a display ad on your screen that’s eerily relevant to your web...
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New hands-on training at Vertica Academy takes users deep into Vertica Essentials

Since was launched in September 2019, this versatile online training portal has acquired more than 1,500 registered users (as of beginning of March), and that number is growing daily. Users are finding answers to tough questions that arise as they explore the complex world of big data analytics. They’re finding self-paced courses, webinars and certifications,...
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Hands-on Class Makes Parallel Data Management Theories Concrete

Parallel data management in databases is a tough thing to learn when you’re a student. It can feel like another one of those esoteric theories, and it never quite sticks. Now, there’s a cool class at Brandeis University that brings those lofty theories down to earth, and gives students a real chance to see how...
Calculating ROI

Learn How Much Money Vertica Can Save Your Business

The ROI for software systems is notoriously tough to pin down. The effort to integrate new software with systems already in place often adds time and labor costs to the upfront investment. What’s more, if there is any cultural resistance to change, then the ROI can be impossible to measure for months or years, or...