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Constellation Research Report Finds Vertica 10 a Leading Choice

A few pages into a 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 data sources and data types,...
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...

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....

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...
The Earth

“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...
Analytics human interest stories

Making a Difference with Analytics – Inspiring Human Interest Stories

I wake up before the sun rises, head to my home office, parse through the emails that have flowed in overnight, and look at my calendar to prepare for my day. I fill daylight hours with meetings, research, more meetings, writing … and more meetings. Sometimes, it is exhausting and even a little overwhelming. So,...

Let Business Intelligence and Data Science Coexist!

Business intelligence and data science frequently compete for resources, and BI got there first. Vertica in Eon Mode subclusters can help them coexist.
King of the Data Warehouse Mountain

Vertica Achieves Top Spot in GigaOm Radar Report for Evaluating Data Warehouse Platforms

Vertica secured the top spot, scoring consistently high rankings across the key criteria and evaluation metrics compared to 12 top competitors in the GigaOm Radar...
Heavy rocket blasting above the clouds

Vertica Version 10 Launches Today!

There’s , on the first day of the – a major new version of Vertica blasts off! Vertica version 10 soars straight into the greatest deployment flexibility of any analytical data warehouse on the market. This fast and extremely scalable platform gives you more power than ever to get industry-changing analytics, including even more advanced...
goldfinch songbird in a field of thistle in Wales

COVID-19 Birdsong

For a number of years, when presenting one of my favourite Vertica demos, in which I talk about , I would typically start with a short, 30-second video clip to get the audience’s attention. The inspiration for this clip came about when I was staring aimlessly into the blue sky above my home in Pennard...