Join us in the Vertica Unify Developer Lounge: An interview with Vertica’s CTO Chuck Bear

Every Vertica conference provides users and big data enthusiasts an opportunity to network with their peers in data analytics. But for attendees to find the exact Vertica engineer for questions and answers, there’s nothing like the popular Developer Lounge, which returns this year at Vertica Unify 2021. It’s the place for Vertica users to meet...

Vertica 10.1.1 Goes Beyond Analytics with Support for Azure Cloud, Kubernetes, and Containers

With each release of Vertica, you can always count on major enhancements and features to help you address each step of the predictive analytics process with even more analytical functions and end-to-end machine learning capabilities. While Vertica 10.1.1 includes support for the latest version of PMML, 4.4, some useful new analytical functions, and a new...

Extracting Log Data into Vertica With Regex Parsing

Formatted text such as system logs hold a huge amount of actionable data if you can extract and discover the content. If there is a pattern to the lines, then you can build a Vertica regex parser to extract fields and contents into Vertica for query and analysis at scale. Vertica’s regex parser uses Perl-like...
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Vertica in Good Health: Ingesting, Securing, and Analyzing Healthcare Data

Electronic Medical Records and new personal healthcare technology, particularly medical devices, generate a huge amount of data. Organizations including Cerner and Philips Healthcare rely on Vertica for data analysis. How can Vertica help you analyze this data? Vertica excels at data ingest and provides hundreds of built-in SQL and analytic functions with broad integration with...
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Vertica 10 SP1 Takes Data Analytics to the Next Level

The first service pack for Vertica 10 brings even more incredible new features to the most flexible and scalable data analytics warehouse on the market.

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Prepare for Your Multicloud Future Today

You only have to read as far as the subtitle of the 2020 Flexera State of the Cloud Report to understand that more and more organizations are adopting a multi-cloud strategy – cloud spend is rising as organizations adopt multi-cloud strategies and put more workloads and data in the cloud. This ninth annual report, based...

Constellation Research Report Finds Vertica 10 a Leading Choice

A few pages into a new, detailed overview of Vertica 10, produced by Constellation Research, principle analyst Doug Henschen summarizes the top new capabilities of Vertica 10 like this: In short, the Vertica team has steadily evolved the product to keep pace with the demands of organizations that seek to do the following: Unify diverse...
Risk Analysis

How security risk is making sense to the corner office

As Big Data continues to get bigger, data volume is only one aspect of the expansion. Just as critical for CDOs and business leaders to get a handle on are the growing sources of data. Data sources are expanding, and becoming important as businesses look to capture data from every conceivable end-point – from IoT...

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What’s the Deal with Vertica TCO?

Recently, a colleague of mine was trying to express why Vertica had such a low total cost of ownership (TCO). It’s not obvious. Our customers rave about the fast return on investment. We have a half dozen excellent case studies from third-parties showing Vertica’s ROI. But why? Open source options are free. Vertica isn’t free....

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 tracking aircraft using a Raspberry Pi, Kafka and Vertica. For...

Announcing Vertica Integration with DbSchema

DbSchema is an intuitive GUI database designer to design, document, and manage complex databases. It provides interactive schema layouts to visually edit the schema without any SQL queries, view data from multiple tables, synchronize the schema over multiple databases, and generate random data. We are pleased to announce this integration to enable users to quickly...

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....

The Unified Analytics Warehouse Reaches your Data, Wherever it Lives

You may have noticed something interesting about the next generation enterprise data warehouse (EDW) vendors. They’re all pushing to ensure all data moves to the same place for analytics purposes, which of course means their particular data store. This is very worrisome to me because it involves two levels of lock in: 1) underlying infrastructure...
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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...