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Content Analytics and Video Recommendation Systems with Vertica

Analyzing digital content and the behavior of viewing customers in real-time is essential to a lot of companies. Communication operators and content providers are offering many services that enable customers to consume video content using different fixed and mobile technologies through different devices, either in their homes or mobile. For these operators and providers, it...
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Vertica’s Architectural Direction – Separation of Compute and Storage

For over a decade, Vertica has delivered industry-leading performance on analytic query workloads in on-premise “shared-nothing” environments. Due to several good (and several lucky) historical architectural decisions, Vertica in Eon Mode is also leading the market for elastic, on-demand databases in public clouds. This post will review the key features of the Vertica architecture, and describe Vertica’s...
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DBTA Data Summit – The Rise of DataOps

The recent DBTA Data Summit provided a lot to think about. I did a short talk in the “Analytics in Action” track about how data analysts, architects and engineers can turn the endless waves of disruption we keep getting hit with into opportunities to boost bottom line. There were some very cool talks by other...
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IOT World 2019 – Backing Up the Buzz

Connected and autonomous vehicles. Smart Cities. Smart Buildings. Predictive maintenance. Lots of robots. This must be , where more than 12,000 IOT enthusiasts joined at the Santa Clara Convention Center to learn if IOT had “jumped the shark” or if we are just now learning how businesses can ultimately gain advantage from trillions of connected...
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Is this Wine Good? Wine Quality with Machine Learning

How can you really tell if a wine is good? It’s a commonly known fact that the price of wine does not have a direct correlation to the quality or taste. What if we use some analytics to help make a clear determination if a wine is “good?” My friend and Data Scientist, , shared...
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Can You Hear Me Now? Network Optimization at Work

For sports fans, there’s nothing that matches the heart-stopping action of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament – more commonly known as March Madness. This year’s tournament delivered a four-year high in terms of its , causing an advertiser frenzy in hopes to capture those audiences. If you watched this year’s tournament, you couldn’t...
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Doing In-Database Machine Learning 1 – Why Would You Do That?

Co-authored with Paige Roberts. A lot of modern like Vertica allow you to do machine learning from end to end, right in the database, rather than moving and transforming the data first into something like a Spark dataframe or a Python data structure. Whenever people hear about this capability, they have two questions. The first...

5 companies that are using data analytics to transform customer experience

Analyzing customer behavior is becoming a mandate for every business in every industry to understand, engage, and retain customers – with the ultimate goal of increasing lifetime value. By understanding how your customers behave and interact with your organization, you can better serve, and profit, from the interactions. Data is central to this equation in...
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Big Data – Big Asset or Big Liability

The newly converged Cloudera recently announced its quarterly earnings and the market was very disappointed, resulting in a stock price drop of 42% and a lot of negative media coverage. One headline that stuck out to me read: “Does Cloudera’s Stock Drop Signal the End of Big Data?” I thought, “No, I don’t think Cloudera’s...
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Vertica Announces Vertica Analytic Database, Eon Mode on Premise, Academic Edition

April 1, 2019, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vertica is pleased to announce Vertica in Eon Mode on Premise, Academic Edition.  Vertica’s director of marketing, Ross Pushback, says “Schools have always utilized personal analytics.” [We think he means “report cards” – ed.]   “Our contribution is the flexibility offered by the separation of compute and storage, which schools...

Welcome to the New Vertica Blog!

If you're a regular visitor to the vertica.com website, you've probably noticed a few changes to our blog recently. The Vertica team is excited to launch our new and improved blog in order to help you, our audience, more easily navigate posts, explore specific areas of interest, and follow your favorite contributors. Same great content;...
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Embedding Vertica Provides SysMech With Unmatched Telco Analytical Power

You probably use Vertica on a daily basis, and don’t even realize it. One good example of this for the Telco industry is SysMech. SysMech offers telecommunications companies a powerful new generation of service management applications. SysMech makes Zen Operational Intelligence Software, which embeds Vertica as its analytical engine. Zen correlates complex data from 75...