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Take Nothing but Memories. Leave Nothing but Footprints

For those who have read my previous blog postings, attended one of our Big Data & Machine Learning Meetups, or have met me at one of the many trade shows or conferences over the years, you will be all too aware of my love for . For those who are not aware, a Raspberry Pi...

Vertica outperforms competing cloud analytical platforms in third-party benchmark study

Vertica proven to be faster, more affordable, and more scalable in terms of concurrency in third-party benchmark over Amazon Redshift and an unnamed data cloud platform Choosing a cloud-based big data analytics platform for your organization’s analytical needs is seldom an easy task, and it can’t be the first step on your big data journey....
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“awk” sed Grep, “whoami?”. Time CC if bash makes head or tail and sort > plain.txt and make us API

Things to do whilst confined to barracks due to COVID-19 For those who know me well, having worked in IT for four decades, will know that I can be a bit of a Luddite when it comes to new-fangled technology. Give me a character-based, green-screen PuTTY application over any pointy-clicky interface.  Let me use vsql...
Unified Data Analytics Warehouse

How can you get the value out of Hadoop that you were promised?

Since Hadoop’s initial release 14 years ago, untold volumes of data have been stored in HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System). Spread across a virtual landscape of data-inspired organizations, those data lakes are wide, and deep. Companies have made tremendous investments in Hadoop over the years, and data continues to pour into their data lakes. You...
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Tune in for Monthly Vertica Tune-Ups

Our Under the Hood Webcast series builds on the engineering-led sessions that our product and R&D teams deliver at our annual . You can tune in nearly every month and get a deep dive of Vertica features and releases through this popular series. Last month, Vertica R&D covered one of our most popular topics these...

Perfect Vision 20/20 – Vertica’s 20 coolest features to see in 2020

I was asked some time ago whether Vertica was just another SQL database.  I could have just said “Yes” and left it at that. However, my passion for Vertica would never have allowed me to leave it at that.  Rewording a famous UK High Street retailer’s tag-line, “This is not just any SQL database, this...
AWS Cloud and Vertica Future Looks Bright

Get Ready for AWS Linux 2

The Vertica team is excited to share that we have achieved the Amazon Linux 2 Ready designation as part of the (AWS) Service Ready Program. The AWS Service Ready Program is designed to help customers identify products that integrate with AWS services in order to quickly evaluate tools that run on AWS services. Vertica made...
WOS ROS differences

Write Optimized Store (WOS) Deprecation – What You Need to Know

In Vertica 10.0, WOS (Write Optimized Store) will be deprecated. In this blog, we introduce the historical justification for WOS and its purpose, why we believe that it's no longer needed, and our justification for deprecating it. We'll go over the data and the testing we performed that gives us the confidence to ensure that...
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New hands-on training at Vertica Academy takes users deep into Vertica Essentials

Since was launched in September 2019, this versatile online training portal has acquired more than 1,500 registered users (as of beginning of March), and that number is growing daily. Users are finding answers to tough questions that arise as they explore the complex world of big data analytics. They’re finding self-paced courses, webinars and certifications,...
Flight Tracking

Pennard, We Have a Problem – Troubleshooting Flight Tracking with the Grafana Plugin for Vertica

With Vertica’s Management Console, I have everything I need at my fingertips to manage and monitor my Vertica clusters and databases.  Whether that be investigating query performance issues, checking on the health of the cluster’s nodes, running the Database Designer or marveling at the volume of data being ingested by the Vertica Scheduler from a...
Global Partitions

Optimizing Vertica Data With Partitions

How do partitions affect overall Vertica operations? Let’s look at a snapshot of the Flight Data Tracker dataset and compare performance ...
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Loading ZIP Code Boundaries from a Shapefile in Three Easy Steps!

Are you working on a project where you'd like to classify position data into a geographic region? The US Census Bureau provides shapefiles for ZIP code tracts that you can ingest into Vertica and use to identify the ZIP code for given coordinates. In this exercise, we'll load the shapefile into Vertica, examine the contents,...