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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...
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Pennard, We Have a Problem – Troubleshooting Flight Tracking with the Grafana Plugin for Vertica

With Vertica’s Management Console, I have everything I need at my fingertips to manage and monitor my Vertica clusters and databases.  Whether that be investigating query performance issues, checking on the health of the cluster’s nodes, running the Database Designer or marveling at the volume of data being ingested by the Vertica Scheduler from a...
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Finding Patterns in Stock Prices With Vertica

Vertica can ingest data from many sources and enable SQL-based preparation and analytics. Here is another real-world example: Let's use Vertica to find patterns in a public data set of stock and (Exchange-Traded Fund) ETF prices from Kaggle. I’ll use the following data source in this post: https://www.kaggle.com/borismarjanovic/price-volume-data-for-all-us-stocks-etfs This data source provides several thousand files...

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...
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Announcing Vertica Version 9.3 – Ride the Winds of Change

The winds of change have been blowing strong. This week, Vertica version 9.3 made its big splash. Vertica has a tendency to pack a lot of features even into minor releases, and this is not a minor release. Rather than dive deep, I’m going to skim the surface of the ocean of new features. Eon...

Vertica Big Data Conference Registration is Open!

We’re excited to announce that registration is live for the next Vertica Big Data Conference (BDC), held March 30 – April 2, 2020, at the Encore Boston Harbor Hotel. Don’t miss out on the early bird pricing rate of $695 (a $300 savings), along with buy 3 get 1 free group discounts!   What is...
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2 – How to Calculate a Correlation Matrix – Data Exploration for Machine Learning

In the first machine learning in a database post, we discussed some of the reasons why it makes sense to do your machine learning data analytics inside the database. This will be the first post where we discuss some of the steps involved in the in-database machine learning workflow. Generally, the first thing you need...
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Evaluating Classifier Models in Vertica

Co-authored by Elizabeth Michaud Vertica provides an out-of-the box machine learning toolset that covers a complete data science workflow. The toolset includes several distributed functions for evaluating both classifier and regressor machine learning models. The goal of this blog post is to demonstrate how you can use the built-in functions for evaluating the prediction performance...
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Delivering personalized retail promotions using AI and predictive analytics

SO1.ai helps retailers leverage customer basket and loyalty data to deliver smart, automated promotional decisions at scale across millions of customers. The solution is fully automated and designed to fit a retailer’s specific business goals (i.e. revenues, profit optimization, customer satisfaction or brand sales). Want to learn more about the S01.ai solution?
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Announcing Vertica Version 9.2.1 – Take Analytics Efficiency to the Next Level

This week, some very cool things have gone into the newest version of the Vertica Analytics Platform that make your analytics fly and save on your AWS budget. The theme for this release is Improving Vertica in Eon Mode Integration with Amazon S3, and there are a whole bunch of new features designed to do...
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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...