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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...
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Fully Managed or Self-Managed Vertica? The Choice is Yours for Unified Analytics

Accurate and actionable analytics is the goal of every organization. In large enterprises with multiple business divisions, the CIO team often struggles with a wide and often uncontrolled set of analytics tools and repositories leading to multiple versions of the “truth”. When an Executive Leadership team is confronted with different recommendations from different departments based...

What we learned at HIMSS21

Vertica was a first-time sponsor at August’s HIMSS21 show in Las Vegas, the largest annual North American healthcare technology conference. While the show followed strict health and safety precautions to protect guests, attendance at the show was still quite light compared to what I’ve heard the show normally expects. Nevertheless, the conversations we had at...

Announcing Vertica Version 11

Vertica Unified Analytics Platform version 11 delivers GA support for Docker containers and Kubernetes, advanced machine learning and time series capabilities, and increased analytical performance.

Hybrid Deployment for an Enterprise Data Warehouse Provides Maximum Benefits

Hybrid cloud strategy is the future of enterprises. As vital as the cloud can be to improving the economics and agility of Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) provisioning, most enterprises will need some on-premises capability as well to satisfy requirements for performance, privacy, and security, for both them and their customers. In addition, a lot of...

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...

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,...

The Climate Corporation awarded for outstanding AI/ML: We’re all winners with sustainable agriculture

The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, aims to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity with digital tools. The Climate FieldView™ platform provides farmers with a comprehensive, connected suite of digital tools aimed at mitigating risk and optimizing farm productivity. As Vertica’s customer references manager, I gather stories around what our users...

Taking the pulse of cloud adoption trends: The Flexera “State of the Cloud” report

Before I joined Vertica, I worked in the cloud services world, first for a reseller and then for a Cloud Services Provider (CSP). During my time in this space I followed cloud adoption trends closely by necessity, and one of my favorite sources of data on the subject was RightScale’s (now Flexera’s)  “State of the...

Vertica 10.1.1 Goes Beyond Analytics with Support for Azure Cloud, Kubernetes, and Containers

With each release of Vertica, you can always count on major enhancements and features to help you address each step of the predictive analytics process with even more analytical functions and end-to-end machine learning capabilities. While Vertica 10.1.1 includes support for the latest version of PMML, 4.4, some useful new analytical functions, and a new...

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...