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Vertica outperforms Redshift and Snowflake 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 Snowflake 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. Earlier steps should include...
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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...

Delivering BI at Cloud Scale in Record Time with Smart Database Management

The complexities of cloud-based data at scale led Domo to use Vertica both to help power their flagship product and to glean metadata to tune and optimize their ecosystem. Their internal system, called “Domo4Domo,” uses a rules-based AI engine, with elements of machine learning, to identify and eliminate conditions that cause poor performance. By achieving...
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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...
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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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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,...

Award Winning – Vertica Proves It

June has been quite a month of industry recognition for Vertica and its customers. Fresh off earning top leadership position in GigaOm’s Radar Report for Evaluating Data Warehouse Platforms, Vertica has once again been named to this year’s DBTA 100 Companies that Matter Most in Data, a special list that salutes today’s top companies in...
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VSQL, Visual Storytelling through Query Language

This tip expands on my earlier post: “Pure Vertica SQL Graph Flavors” Visual story telling has not just the ability to capture attention, it make things simple to understand. Consider the following to boost your query result set readability. What is the visual correlation between CPU utilization and Canary Queries elapsed time?      ...

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.
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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...
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Vertica Version 10 Launches Today!

There’s big news today, on the first day of the Virtual Vertica Big Data Conference 2020 – 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...
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New hands-on training at Vertica Academy takes users deep into Vertica Essentials

Since Vertica Academy 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...