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See You at IoT World Conference Next Month

Are you attending the IoT World Conference in Santa Clara from May 13-16th? Come by booth #1254 to hear why more and more companies, including medical device manufacturers, wearable product developers, network service providers, and manufacturing intelligence software companies, are turning to Vertica to manage their growing volumes of IoT data. Vertica is purpose-built for...
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1 – Why Would You Do Machine Learning in a Database?

Co-authored with Paige Roberts. A lot of modern scalable analytical databases like Vertica allow you to do machine learning data analytics from end to end, right in the database, rather than moving and transforming the data first into something like a Spark dataframe or a Python data structure. Whenever people hear about this capability, they...
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Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Start-Ups on the Fast Track

Tuesday, 4/30/19 Workbar Back Bay 6:00-8:00 PM Are you a data-driven start-up that makes decisions based on insight from high-performance analytics and machine learning? Would you like to choose the best analytical tool/ML for the job beyond limited open source offerings, but don’t have the budget? Do you want to hear best practices on how...

5 companies that are using data analytics to transform customer experience

Analyzing customer behavior is becoming a mandate for every business in every industry to understand, engage, and retain customers – with the ultimate goal of increasing lifetime value. By understanding how your customers behave and interact with your organization, you can better serve, and profit, from the interactions. Data is central to this equation in...
Southern Data Science Conference, April 11, 12

Join Vertica at the Southern Data Science Conference in Atlanta

Next week – April 11-12 – Atlanta, GA will host the Southern Data Science Conference (SDSC). Held at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown, this event is geared to data scientists converging to hear from the industry’s best and brightest minds from top companies and research institutes. More than 400 attendees will attend two days of...
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Blog Post Series: Using Vertica to Track Commercial Aircraft in near Real-Time — Part 7

Preparing Vertica to consume messages from Kafka How time has flown (no pun intended!).  At long last getting back to continuing this project on tracking commercial aircraft… Having covered ADS-B, the Raspberry Pi, DUMP1090, Zookeeper and Kafka and then in the previous blog post, how to develop an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) application to...
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Embedding Vertica Provides SysMech With Unmatched Telco Analytical Power

You probably use Vertica on a daily basis, and don’t even realize it. One good example of this for the Telco industry is SysMech. SysMech offers telecommunications companies a powerful new generation of service management applications. SysMech makes Zen Operational Intelligence Software, which embeds Vertica as its analytical engine. Zen correlates complex data from 75...

Three Takeaways from Barnes-Jewish Hospital Data Disruptors Webcast

Putting data to good use is an area of growing importance across the entire healthcare delivery value chain – from hospitals and health insurers to medical device manufacturers, EHR software vendors, genomic researchers, fitness tracker manufacturers, and more. In fact, according to the 2018 Predictive Analytics in Healthcare report from the Society of Actuaries, 58%...
Vertica One on One with Davin Potts, CEO Appliomics, Founder KNIME, Core Python Committer

One on One with Davin Potts: 3. Exciting News for Upcoming Python Release 3.8

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 have been posting them one chunk at a time. In the first post, we discussed the wide variety of programming languages...
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A Perfect Match – Matrimony.com and Vertica

If you have ever sought a romantic match in India, chances are you have visited Matrimony.com. According to the Times of India, 92% of singles in India seek love on matrimony sites. Matrimony.com’s flagship brand, BharatMatrimony, alone has more than 4,000 associates serving more than three million active members. But, how does Matrimony.com connect singles...
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...