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Join us in the Vertica Unify Developer Lounge: An interview with Vertica’s CTO Chuck Bear

Every Vertica conference provides users and big data enthusiasts an opportunity to network with their peers in data analytics. But for attendees to find the exact Vertica engineer for questions and answers, there’s nothing like the popular Developer Lounge, which returns this year at Vertica Unify 2021. It’s the place for Vertica users to meet...

Be inspired by the best – DataGals Panel at Vertica Unify 2021

Over the years, I’ve had the honor to work with a variety of women who have a passion for software development, product management, data science, and analytics. These are all very technical career paths, and as women, we know we’ll be in the minority, often the only woman in the room or on the team....

More than Just a New Name – Vertica Unify 2021 is Now Open to Free Registration

Since the early 1990s, the term “Big Data” has been widely used, even as the definition has changed from gigabytes to petabytes and beyond. For Vertica, the focus is not just about data, or data clouds, or data lakes, but instead, it’s about the power and the potential of a unified analytics—driven world. Data will...
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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 Engineers Go Deep at Vertica BDC – Last Chance to Register!

I have had the privilege over the last few weeks to work with the Vertica engineering team as they developed, practiced and polished their presentations for the virtual Vertica Big Data Conference. Years back, I was an engineer, and spent the vast majority of my days alone in an office writing, compiling and testing code....

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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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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Fill the Gaps on Your Team with BDC Sponsors

Jeff Healey’s post about Larry Bird got me thinking about analytics in sports. When I was in graduate school, I attended a sports analytics conference sponsored by MIT. As you may know, Major League Baseball has compiled dozens of statistics over the years, and at that time was adding new ones that had never been...
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The Vertica Big Data Conference Choice Challenge

Over the years, we’ve had remarkable feedback about the Vertica Big Data Conference. (#VerticaBDC)  How does it get better than this?  And just to be clear, we know the three people who said “no,” but that’s a story for another day. However, I cannot lie.  We have received consistent feedback about one problem that virtually...
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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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The Kafka Convergence

Apache Kafka seems to be everywhere these days. I’m feeling a bit surrounded by Kafka right now, in fact, like I’m at the center of a convergence of the planets, and data flowing through Kafka is the gravitational pull. Let me give you an idea of what I mean. So, Vertica just announced the release...
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Vertica Partners Are the Key to Your Success at BDC 2020

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the Vertica Big Data Conference 2020. One of my favorite parts of the event will be introducing our partner ecosystem to our customers! As Vertica’s partner marketing manager, one of my guiding principles is that innovation doesn’t happen in a silo.