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Break the bias – and predict brake bias

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) was given the name #BreakTheBias to get us to imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, a world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive, where difference is valued and celebrated. Together, we can protect women’s equality. At Micro Focus, as...

Vertica’s Fungible Licensing vs. Cloud-only Solutions

A few years ago, I worked as an evangelist for a midsize software company, and sometimes had to ask my boss to fund a project that hadn’t been anticipated in the quarterly plan. As long as my reasons for the change were sound, he was usually accommodating, telling me, “Steve, money is fungible.” He simply...

dataGALS – Vertica’s history of supporting women in tech

When you look around your office, or when you look at the faces on your Zoom calls, do you see an even mix of men and women? If yours is like most organizations in the technology sector, women occupy only about 25% of the jobs, according to a recent CIO Magazine article. That stat is...

What’s needed for a happy software dev team in data analytics?

For an organization to excel at data analytics, the IT team needs to coordinate a number of different disciplines and personnel with experience in those disciplines. This usually includes data analysts, data engineers, and, increasingly, data scientists. The data engineering discipline is sometimes thought of as the plumbing that, like pipes in a house, delivers...

Vertica Wins the Gold in Bloor Market Update

Know Your Options for Analytical Databases and Data Warehouses For CDOs and CIOs, there have never been more options to choose from when deciding where to run their analytical workloads. Analytical databases and data warehouses are two popular options – with the data warehouse market experiencing 10% annual growth and many new entrants* – particularly...

Vertica for Time Series Analytics and IoT

When you want to make a prediction – stocking levels for items in your store, predicting energy usage so supply is ready, or being proactive about equipment failures – those predictions often rely on time-series data, a series of data points measuring the same signal or process through time. By analyzing that data, companies can...
Unified Analytics and Unified Storage Example

Unified Analytics and Unified Storage

How data analytics plus object store handles a classic problem Today, VAST Data announced a partnership and integration with Vertica. The partnership combines a popular and proven analytical database with a hot new up-and-coming object storage company. This relationship is meaningful for the future of analytics, because the future of analytics is hybrid clouds. Let...

Take the Baseball Data Analysis Challenge with Vertica Machine Learning

Today is Opening Day of the 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised as a fan of the Boston Red Sox, who play at historic Fenway Park, just six or so miles from our Vertica headquarters in Cambridge. Baseball data is mostly transaction data describing the statistical events...

Breaking Through with Data – Climate wins Predictive Analytics Innovation Award

There are many impressive stories of data-driven organizations that use Vertica to derive near-instant analytical insight from troves of data. And many of those analytical use cases have a positive impact on our lives. But, there’s always that one profound story that makes us pause, that fills us with hope for how analytics and machine...

Analytics for the Games Industry: New paper describes a winning hand

Are you an online gamer, and – because you’re reading this blog – a “big data” enthusiast as well? Then you know very well that, when you’re playing, you’re fully immersed in the game, and the backend tech is of no concern. You’re grappling your way up a cliff in “Hang Line,” or taking pride...

New O’Reilly Book: Accelerate Machine Learning with a Unified Analytics Architecture

Every company I’ve ever encountered needs business intelligence (BI). Increasingly, in multiple industries, more and more also need machine learning (ML) or artificial intelligence (AI) to stay competitive or gain an edge. Eventually, it should be as easy for an organization to put an ML model to work as it is to put a new...

Every second counts in Jaguar Racing Formula E

Races can be won or lost with fractions of seconds separating first, second, and third. Many factors determine who stands on the podium, awarded with points and champagne, and who returns to the pit on a recovery truck. One factor that plays a critical role in helping Sam or Mitch win that race is optimal...