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Beware of the Black Box Bundle

When Vertica was acquired by Hewlett Packard, we were told that we needed to change our messaging about commodity hardware. HP didn’t feel comfortable with the phrase, because it implied that underlying infrastructure was not a key differentiator. But as a true software company who designed every line of code to be optimized for infrastructure...

Judging at the International Customer Experience Awards 2021

The International Customer Experience Awards (ICXA®) celebrates the incredible work done by Customer Experience (CX) professionals all over the world. Awards International – the world’s premier awards event organization with offices in the UK, United Arab Emirates, and Serbia – has been leading the charge on CX since they founded the first event of this...

How to run Vertica CE in Windows 10 using Docker

Sometimes we want to test a new version of Vertica. In the past, the best way to do that was to use a Vertica Community Edition (CE) virtual machine. But starting with Vertica version 10.1, there is an easier way to achieve this. There is an official Docker image for the latest Vertica CE version...

First annual “Data Disruptors Awards” caps Vertica Unify 2021

“Vertica has been powering the world’s data disruptors for a decade, including companies that have created new industries, and have had an impact on the environment, and on the health of humans and animals.” Those were the opening comments by Joy King, Vertica’s VP of Product and Go-to-Market Strategy, at Thursday morning’s opening session for...

DataGals Panel reveals common workplace biases, but also opportunities

  Representing five different time zones, and committed to sharing their thoughts and guidance based on the success they’ve achieved in their careers, five women gathered live and online Thursday, July 22 to discuss their experiences in high tech. Here's how they appeared in this virtual panel discussion: Far left: Joy King, VP of Product...

Vertica Unify 2021 – Day 2 keynote spotlights a noble cause

At Vertica Unify 2021, the focus this week has been on the techniques and best practices around data analytics. Naturally. There’s a lot of technology to cover in this space, and we’re delighted to have so many of the best and brightest minds in virtual attendance, helping us deliver, explain, and demonstrate these things. And,...

Partners Showcase Solutions at Vertica Unify ’21

Registrations for Vertica Unify ’21 are rapidly climbing as we anticipate thousands of data experts to convene for the analytics event of the year. Vertica customers have long adopted a "best tool for the job" approach – and that goes beyond choosing Vertica to accelerate analytics and machine learning at scale. Success often requires our...

Join us in the Vertica Unify Developer Lounge: An interview with Vertica’s CTO Chuck Bear

Every Vertica conference provides users and big data enthusiasts an opportunity to network with their peers in data analytics. But for attendees to find the exact Vertica engineer for questions and answers, there’s nothing like the popular Developer Lounge, which returns this year at Vertica Unify 2021. It’s the place for Vertica users to meet...

Sharing Data without Sharing Revenue

As data continues to become of one the most valuable intangible assets on the balance sheet, monetizing that data is a topic in every board room. There are many ways to monetize data, including data brokering – a well-known concept in most industries:  organizations sell customer data to others, primarily for advertising, email marketing, cross-selling,...

More than Just a New Name – Vertica Unify 2021 is Now Open to Free Registration

Since the early 1990s, the term “Big Data” has been widely used, even as the definition has changed from gigabytes to petabytes and beyond. For Vertica, the focus is not just about data, or data clouds, or data lakes, but instead, it’s about the power and the potential of a unified analytics—driven world. Data will...
Return on Investment ROI

What’s the Deal with Vertica TCO?

Recently, a colleague of mine was trying to express why Vertica had such a low total cost of ownership (TCO). It’s not obvious. Our customers rave about the fast return on investment. We have a half dozen excellent case studies from third-parties showing Vertica’s ROI. But why? Open source options are free. Vertica isn’t free....

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...