Maxcom Telecomunicaciones Gets More Than They Bargained For With Vertica

Maxcom Telecomunicaciones is a Mexican integrated telecommunications operator providing managed voice and data services. The Mexican federal regulations changed recently, requiring Maxcom to retain call detail record (CDR) data for two years, rather than two months. It also required them to answer queries on that data far faster, sometimes within an hour, any time of […]

One on One with Davin Potts: 6. Advantages of In-Database Machine Learning

At the recent Data Day Texas event, I sat down with Davin Potts and had a long conversation about a wide variety of subjects. I divided the conversation into multiple chunks by subject, and have been posting them one chunk at a time. In the first post, we discussed the wide variety of programming languages and tools in […]

Workshop: Explore Cloud-Optimized Analytics with Vertica in Eon Mode

Vertica will be offering a 2-day workshop this week, March 13 and 14, in Cambridge, MA, designed to bring Vertica users up-to-speed with Eon Mode.  Eon Mode is a recently released alternative to Vertica Enterprise Mode that provides highly elastic compute on the cloud. Register now, or you’ll miss your chance. Vertica in Eon mode […]

One on One with Davin Potts: 5. Vertica, KNIME, Python and the New Uber Created Vertica-Python Interface

At the recent Data Day Texas event, I sat down with Davin Potts and had a long conversation about a wide variety of subjects. I divided the conversation into multiple chunks by subject, and have been posting them one chunk at a time. In the first post, we discussed the wide variety of programming languages and tools in […]

One on One with Davin Potts: 4. How You Can Help With Your Favorite Open Source Project Without Being an Expert

At the recent Data Day Texas event, I sat down with Davin Potts and had a long conversation about a wide variety of subjects. I divided the conversation into multiple chunks by subject, and have been posting them one chunk at a time. In the first post, we discussed the wide variety of programming languages and […]

One on One with Davin Potts: 3. Exciting News for Upcoming Python Release 3.8

At the recent Data Day Texas event, I sat down with Davin Potts and had a long conversation about a wide variety of subjects. I divided the conversation into multiple chunks by subject, and have been posting them one chunk at a time. In the first post, we discussed the wide variety of programming languages […]

One on One with Davin Potts: 2. Advantages of KNIME and Letting Databases Do What Databases Do Best

At the recent Data Day Texas event, I sat down with Davin Potts and had a long conversation about a wide variety of subjects. I divided the conversation into multiple chunks by subject, and will post them up one subject at a time. In the first post, we discussed the wide variety of programming languages […]

One on One with Davin Potts: 1. On Becoming a Core Python Committer and the Tools Used to Build Data Science

At the recent Data Day Texas event, I sat down with Davin Potts, who I have known for many years, and had a long conversation about a wide variety of subjects. I divided the conversation into multiple chunks by subject, and will post them up one subject at a time. In this first post, we […]

Data Day Texas: Keep Your Architecture Open and Avoid Mindset Lock-in

Data Day Texas is an event in Austin that was started about nine years ago by an old acquaintance of mine, Lynn Bender, who founded Global DataGeeks. The one big theme that struck me as running through the whole conference was the highly cooperative landscape that has developed between proprietary and open source software, and […]

Don’t Get Stuck With a Technology Dinosaur

Unless you have been hiding out in Jurassic Park, you’ve probably heard that most of the IBM PureData System models, aka Netezza, are going the way of the dinosaur this summer. With the announcement of the end of support for one of the first data warehouse appliances, it’s time to look at where to go […]

What You Never Knew About Vertica Could Surprise You

I just started working on the Vertica team. As the “new guy,” my first few weeks of work have been largely about cramming as much Vertica information into my brain as possible in the shortest time possible. I’ve been aware of the Vertica Analytics Platform for a while. I used to work for a competitor. […]