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Vertica’s Architectural Direction – Separation of Compute and Storage

For over a decade, Vertica has delivered industry-leading performance on analytic query workloads in on-premise “shared-nothing” environments. Due to several good (and several lucky) historical architectural decisions, Vertica in Eon Mode is also leading the market for elastic, on-demand databases in public clouds. This post will review the key features of the Vertica architecture, and describe Vertica’s...
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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 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 exactly that. But,...
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Big Data – Big Asset or Big Liability

The newly converged Cloudera recently announced its quarterly earnings and the market was very disappointed, resulting in a stock price drop of 42% and a lot of negative media coverage. One headline that stuck out to me read: “Does Cloudera’s Stock Drop Signal the End of Big Data?” I thought, “No, I don’t think Cloudera’s...
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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...
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Vertica Receives High Rankings in All Four Data Warehouse Use Cases in Gartner Critical Capabilities for Data Management Solutions for Analytics Report

This week, Gartner published its (DMSA) report. This research scores 19 vendors in the Data Management Solutions market based on four primary data warehouse use cases: Traditional Data Warehouse, Real-Time Data Warehouse, Logical Data Warehouse, and Context-Independent Data Warehouse. Vertica increased its rankings from 2018 in all four data warehouse categories and convincingly outranked and...
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Workshop: Explore Cloud-Optimized Analytics with Vertica in Eon Mode

Vertica will be offering a 2-day workshop this week, March 13 and 14, in Cambridge, MA, designed to bring Vertica users up-to-speed with Eon Mode.  Eon Mode is a recently released alternative to Vertica Enterprise Mode that provides highly elastic compute on the cloud. Register now, or you’ll miss your chance.
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A Perfect Match – and Vertica

If you have ever sought a romantic match in India, chances are you have visited . According to the Times of India,.’s flagship brand, BharatMatrimony, alone has more than 4,000 associates serving more than three million active members. But, how does connect singles so accurately and effectively through its online profile matching? Data...

Elastic Throughput Scaling: Overview

Manvendra Panwar authored this post. Elastic Throughput Scaling (ETS) enables Vertica to increase concurrency through which we can achieve higher throughput. ETS can take advantage of redundant shard subscriptions to automatically identify the nodes in the cluster that can execute a query. More Nodes (N) than Shards (S): Achieving higher throughput • S nodes can...
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Don’t Get Stuck With a Technology Dinosaur

Unless you have been hiding out in Jurassic Park, you’ve probably heard that most of the IBM PureData System models, aka Netezza, are going the way of the dinosaur this summer. With the announcement of the end of support for one of the first data warehouse appliances, it’s time to look at where to go...
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What You Never Knew About Vertica Could Surprise You

I just started working on the Vertica team. As the “new guy,” my first few weeks of work have been largely about cramming as much Vertica information into my brain as possible in the shortest time possible. That’s my favorite part of working in the big data analysis world. You always have to keep learning....

What’s New in Management Console 9.1

This blog post was authored by Lisa Donaghue. In Vertica 9.1, Management Console (MC) introduces improved monitoring for external tables and HCatalog data, and the ability to revive Eon Mode databases in a new cluster. MC also includes management and monitoring capabilities for databases running in Eon Mode, a database mode previously in beta. Eon...
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Convenience But at What Cost?

Convenience is so important to me. Move quickly and get things done. That’s probably why I am so addicted to Amazon Prime despite the fact that I could save money if I would just do a little research and find better prices for the things I buy. My impatience and one click buyer behavior is...