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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...
Vertica One on One with Davin Potts, CEO Appliomics, Founder KNIME, Core Python Committer

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 this second post, we discuss the advantages of KNIME for a...
Vertica One on One with Davin Potts, CEO Appliomics, Founder KNIME, Core Python Committer

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 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 discussed the wide variety of programming languages...
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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...
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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,...
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Data Day Texas: Keep Your Architecture Open and Avoid Mindset Lock-in

Data Day Texas is an event in Austin that was started about nine years ago by an old acquaintance of mine, Lynn Bender, who founded Global DataGeeks. The one big theme that struck me this year as running through the whole conference was the highly cooperative landscape that has developed between proprietary and open source...
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Take Vertica and Call Me in the Morning

Last night, at 1:37 am, I found myself awake and thinking about . 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...
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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...
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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. That’s my favorite part of working in the big data analysis world. You always have to keep learning....

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...