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Soniya Shah

Soniya Shah

Information Developer

Currently, a first year law student with a background in science and technology. Experienced technical writer, with specializations in software documentation, big data, blog development, and website development. I build user-centered content to communicate complex and technical information more easily.

I used to work for Vertica full time for about 3 years. I still work at Vertica part time while going to law school.

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In Loving Memory of Phil Molea

  Phil worked for Vertica as an Information Developer for close to five years.  He was a very important part of our Vertica team and part of our Vertica family. Phil enjoyed working in the Vertica community, the base product documentation, as well as with our Technology Partners.  He was very well liked and respected...

Do you have experience using Vertica?

The Vertica Product Management team is collecting feedback on what new features and functionality our customers would like to see added to the product. We’ve been actively gathering product-related feedback for nearly a year and have been using it to make more informed decisions about how we manage the Vertica product roadmap. Thank you for...

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What’s New in Vertica 9.2?

Soniya Shah authored this post. The latest version of Vertica was released earlier this month and with it comes a host of new features. In Vertica 9.2, we introduced several new features including: Eon Mode Updates Management Console changes Performance improvements Upgrade and installation changes Voltage SecureData updates Management Console Changes These Management Console updates...
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Master Blog Series: Vertica Database Administrators

Are you a database administrator looking for ways to get the most from your Vertica database? If so, this post is for you. You’re already familiar with the technicalities of Vertica – the Tuple Mover, deletes, projections, and more. If you’re looking to get started, check out our master blog for new users, . But...

Vertica Wins at Strata Data Conference

We all love to win and it’s even better when Vertica and our customers win! Earlier this week at the Strata Conference in New York City, our customer Cerner won the “Most Innovative Product” award – a product that is powered by Vertica! Cerner is a leading supplier of health information technology solutions and services....

How do you use UDx’s?

We’ve posted a new Product Management feedback survey and we’re wondering what you think about our SDK and how you use the UDx’s. We appreciate all your feedback! You can find the survey here.

Master Blog Series: Getting Started with Vertica

This post was authored by Soniya Shah. Are you a new Vertica user? If so, you're probably wondering where to start. We're here to help you on your big data analytics journey, from understanding Vertica terminology to making the most of your resources. If you find yourself asking questions like What does the Tuple Mover...

What are your Data Loading Preferences?

We’re back with our newest product management survey for this summer! This time we’re asking about how you load your data – everything from the ETL tools you use to how you manage your information. The answers you provide will help us fit Vertica into your infrastructure in a way that is ideal for your...

Master Blog Series : Vertica in Eon Mode

This post was authored by Soniya Shah. In Vertica 9.0 we introduced Eon Mode. Since then, there have been many improvements in recent releases. Vertica in Eon Mode is a new architecture that separates compute and storage, allowing users to take advantage of cloud economics that enable rapid scaling and shrinking of clusters in response...

Using Java UDX in Vertica

Michael Flower authored this post. Introduction Vertica has a highly extensible UDx framework, which allows external user-defined functions, parsers and data loaders to be installed onto the Vertica server. This means that a routine written in C++, R, Java or Python can be run in-database as a Vertica SQL function. This blog is based on...

DataGals, Colin, Meg, and Micro Focus

Crystal North authored this post. What is Inclusion & Diversity? What is an ERG? Those questions are asked often and I am beyond excited to answer them. Inclusion & Diversity are what fuels any sort of growth in any capacity. From family, to friends, to education, to community, to company, to organization, etc etc etc,...