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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 […]

Brace Yourself: 5G is Coming

  Whether you work in the telecommunications and mobile operator markets or not, you’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz around 5G networks and how they’ll change the relationship among smart phones, carriers, and consumers. For those who haven’t kept up with this news, 5G is the next generation cellular wireless network expected to launch broadly in […]

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 […]

Three Takeaways from Barnes-Jewish Hospital Data Disruptors Webcast

Putting data to good use is an area of growing importance across the entire healthcare delivery value chain – from hospitals and health insurers to medical device manufacturers, EHR software vendors, genomic researchers, fitness tracker manufacturers, and more. In fact, according to the 2018 Predictive Analytics in Healthcare report from the Society of Actuaries, 58% […]

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 […]

A Perfect Match – Matrimony.com and Vertica

If you have ever sought a romantic match in India, chances are you have visited Matrimony.com. According to the Times of India, 92% of singles in India seek love on matrimony sites. Matrimony.com’s flagship brand, BharatMatrimony, alone has more than 4,000 associates serving more than three million active members. But, how does Matrimony.com connect singles […]

Open Source Software is Free, Like a Puppy

Open source software has a long and inspiring history. In the very early days of software itself, academic collaboration was the norm. But in the late 70’s and early 80’s, manufacturers increasingly copyrighted their technologies, protected their source code, and required licensed use of software. The era of commercial software was born. Freedom! Richard Stallman […]

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 […]

Only the Strongest and Boldest Data-Driven Companies Will Survive

One of my favorite analyst quotes comes from Ray Wang at Constellation Research. It’s simple, it’s direct, and it’s scary – “Digital Darwinism is unkind to those who wait.” I have quoted it many times as a proof point for why traditional companies must evolve and adapt if they are to survive. The fundamentals of […]

It’s Time for Time Series

Recently, as I always do, I was reading about some emerging trends in our industry and a headline popped out at me — did you know that time series databases are one of the fastest growing specialty database platforms? That was a surprise to me, so I did a little more research. Time After Time, […]

Take Vertica and Call Me in the Morning

Last night, at 1:37 am, I found myself awake and thinking about Vertica. To anyone who knows me, this should come as no surprise. I was thinking about how different Vertica is from so many other players in the market and I realized that we have for years proudly described Vertica as a full ANSI […]

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. […]

My Intern Experience @ Vertica

Zherui Cao authored this post. Hello, I am Zherui Cao. I am a currently studying for my Masters Degree in computing and information technology at the University of Pittsburgh. A kind Pitt alumni informed me of a summer internship opportunity at Vertica. With database development experience, I quickly became a good candidate for an internship. […]

Come Join our Team! Vertica is Hiring!

Vertica is looking for outstanding software developers, QA engineers, and technical writers, full-time and summer interns, to work in our Cambridge, MA and Pittsburgh, PA offices. You’ll have the opportunity to add your innovative ideas to our flagship product: a very large-scale database. THINK BIG! If you like to noodle over algorithms, hate to see […]

Work hard, have fun, and make a difference!

We love this 2014 blog post and our intern program, so we’re bringing it back to the top of the blog. Jaimin is still here at Vertica, working hard on the core of our analytics database. Watch this space! My name is Jaimin and I work as a Software Engineer in the Distributed Query Optimizer […]

Thanks, Google!

Joy King authored this post. This week began with a compliment from Google that made me so proud on behalf of Vertica! On Wednesday, July 25, at the Google Cloud Next 2018 event, Google launched a Machine Learning (ML) beta with two algorithms – linear and logistic regression – and also confirmed that these new […]

Convenience But at What Cost?

Joy King authored this post. Convenience is so important to me. Move quickly and get things done. That’s probably why I am so addicted to Amazon Prime despite the fact that I could save money if I would just do a little research and find better prices for the things I buy. My impatience and […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Metering

Joy King authored this post. Every month, my husband receives a driver’s report from Chevrolet, providing him with “feedback” on his driving behavior – everything from the intensity of his braking to the number of lane changes without a blinker to the distance and speed he drove in his Silverado truck. The report also provides […]

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, […]

GDPR READY RECIPE

This blog post was authored by Moshe Goldberg. Disclaimer This document content is for informational purposes only. The content here should not be relied upon as legal advice, or to determine how GDPR applies to your organization or you. We strongly advise working with a qualified legal GDPR professional to understand how the regulation applies […]

Vertica’s Kathy Taylor is Honored by the Carroll Center for the Blind

  Positive attitude   Education   Passion   Determination   Teamwork   According to Jay Blake, founder of Follow a Dream auto racing, those are the tools you need to overcome obstacles and be successful. More on that later. On June 7, The Carroll Center for the Blind inducted Micro Focus’s own Kathy Taylor into […]

Machine Learning Key Terms

This blog post was authored by Soniya Shah. Machine learning seems to be everywhere these days – in the online recommendations you get on Netflix, the self-driving cars that hyped in the media, and in serious cases, like fraud detection. Data is a huge part of machine learning, and so are the key terms. Unless […]

Why All Column Stores Are Not the Same

This blog post was authored by Steve Sarsfield. Critical Capabilities for Big Data Databases Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when imitators try to match brilliant engineering against uninspiring execution in order to meet the needs of a bullet on a PowerPoint slide, the imitation tends to be more of a parody, or […]

Introducing the Eon Mode Concept

This blog post was authored by Joy King. Vertica was born at a tipping point in the world of Enterprise Data Warehouses. It was designed from the first line of code to address new levels of data volumes and analytical performance. But it was also designed to break the tightly integrated hardware and software appliances […]

Unlock Data Analytics for Dynamic Workloads with Vertica 9.1

This blog post was authored by Sanjay Baronia. Today, cloud infrastructure has made it easier for organizations to consume services and deploy business applications with a pay-as-you-go, OPEX model. This provides a number of incentives to move data to the cloud, especially for variable workloads and use cases that require heavy compute for finite periods […]

How do you use Vertica analytics and machine learning today?

One of the coolest aspects of Vertica is its in-database machine learning functionality. As part of our third round of product management surveys, we’re asking you to take the time to answer how you use Vertica analytics today. We’re hoping to get answers we can use to expand upon our growing analytics and machine learning […]

Vertica in Eon Mode Paper Accepted for ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference

Every year, the ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference is held as a forum for database researchers, developers, and users to explore innovations in the field and exchange ideas. The conference is an opportunity for thought leaders to talk with each other and hear from one another through presentations, workshops, and tutorials. This year, Ben Vandiver, Shreya Prasad, […]

Constantly Inspired #StandUp #LiftUp

This blog post was authored by Crystal North. Wow. I have spent the last month reflecting every single work day as to why I love my job. I started this personal focus because I had read one too many status updates on LinkedIn that just seemed so unauthentic, so negative, or so salesy. I wanted […]

What is it like being a girl in a room of many boys?

This blog post was authored by Crystal Farley (North). I volunteered to be the Chairperson for the virtual chapter of DataGals because I think connecting women across the world is a great way to continue to #PushforProgress. Why not bridge the gap and create a community where we encourage diversity and inclusion of everyone that […]