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Constellation Research Report Finds Vertica 10 a Leading Choice

Posted September 14, 2020 by Mike Perrow, Senior Product Marketing Writer/Editor

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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 . 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 programming...
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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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The Kafka Convergence

Apache Kafka seems to be everywhere these days. I’m feeling a bit surrounded by Kafka right now, in fact, like I’m at the center of a convergence of the planets, and data flowing through Kafka is the gravitational pull. Let me give you an idea of what I mean. So, Vertica just announced the release...
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Which Database Mode Is My Database Using?

You can run Vertica in either Eon Mode or Enterprise Mode. The primary difference between Eon and Enterprise Modes is where they store data. Eon Mode stores data in a shared object store called communal storage, while Enterprise Mode stores data across the filesystems of the database nodes. If you are working with a new...
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Vertica Partners Are the Key to Your Success at BDC 2020

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the Vertica Big Data Conference 2020. One of my favorite parts of the event will be introducing our partner ecosystem to our customers! As Vertica’s partner marketing manager, one of my guiding principles is that innovation doesn’t happen in a silo.

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Learn How Much Money Vertica Can Save Your Business

The ROI for software systems is notoriously tough to pin down. The effort to integrate new software with systems already in place often adds time and labor costs to the upfront investment. What’s more, if there is any cultural resistance to change, then the ROI can be impossible to measure for months or years, or...
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Tracking Santa’s Flight Plan

You probably all know of my love for (or more precisely a plethora of them) and Vertica. Although I started flight tracking around 2012, my interest grew when I saw this from NATS (National Air Traffic Services) - a series of great video clips from UK, Middle East, Europe and North Atlantic Though at this...
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Complex Data Types in SQL 2 – Benefits of SQL Support

Co-authored by James Clampffer, Deepak Majeti. In this second post in the blog series, let’s look at some of the reasons complex types are used extensively in organized big data formats like ORC and Parquet. Be sure to read the in this series where we discussed the , and explored the various complex types in...

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Vertica on the Road! Using Vertica to Prepare and Analyze Vehicle Telematics Data

Vehicles generate a lot of data from onboard electronics and there is increasing interest in monitoring vehicle handling to help assess insurance risk and premiums. At Vertica, we're working with a few auto manufacturers, so I built this demo to show a relatively simple example of data collection, aggregation and preparation, and analysis of the...
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Top 5 Reasons Why You Win Big with Data at the Vertica Big Data Conference 2020

A few years ago, we held a user conference for our growing Vertica community. However, we underestimated its success – selling out the inaugural event because we had booked a venue that couldn’t accommodate the interest of hundreds of customers, prospects, and partners for what turned out to be Boston’s biggest and best Big Data...
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Moving a Table to a New Schema and Inheriting the New Schema Privileges

You can move a table from one schema to another schema with a simple ALTER TABLE command. But, you might be surprised that the table will not inherit the new schema’s privileges even if the new schema was created using the DEFAULT INCLUDE PRIVILEGES directive. After moving the table you will need to manually alter...
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Is Your Future Cloudy? This Buyer’s Guide Offers Clarity

When I started at Vertica about seven years ago, I was met by anxious sales people warning me that (HDFS, specifically) was going to completely replace the , as we knew it. And we should be very concerned. That was 2012, a year that I first encountered the lovable elephant and met swarms of Hadoop...

Announcing Vertica 9.3 Instructor-Led Training Courses

Just in time for the release of version 9.3, Vertica is pleased to announce the release of two updated instructor-led training courses: Vertica 9.3 Essentials and Vertica 9.3 Descriptive Analytics. A description of each course follows: Vertica 9.3 Essentials This 4-day course explores the capabilities of the Vertica platform solution in Enterprise mode, and prepares...

Are Your Columns too Wide?

This tip expands on the earlier post on encoding and compression at When you have millions to billions of rows, data type becomes a bit more important: even an extra 10 bytes per row across a huge data set will impact storage or performance (or both!). When I created the big_fact_table, I included some VARCHAR...