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Vertica’s Eon Mode – New architecture for flexibility, performance, and savings

Vertica was born in the age of the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) appliance, in 2005. At the time, the EDW appliance was a great idea – a relatively simple bundle of hardware and software. You plugged it in, and it worked. This single box came with a lot of services, too. But it also came...
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Learn How Much Money Vertica Can Save Your Business

The ROI for software systems is notoriously tough to pin down. The effort to integrate new software with systems already in place often adds time and labor costs to the upfront investment. What’s more, if there is any cultural resistance to change, then the ROI can be impossible to measure for months or years, or...
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Is Your Future Cloudy? This Buyer’s Guide Offers Clarity

When I started at Vertica about seven years ago, I was met by anxious sales people warning me that (HDFS, specifically) was going to completely replace the , as we knew it. And we should be very concerned. That was 2012, a year that I first encountered the lovable elephant and met swarms of Hadoop...
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Vertica and Amazon – Better Together, for Years

The year was 2012. Marvel’s The Avengers hit the box office. Facebook went public. NASA's Curiosity rover landed on the surface of Mars. And, the Vertica AMI (Amazon Machine Image) made its debut on , enabling data-driven organizations to easily deploy Vertica on the Amazon cloud and start accelerating their analytics. Running Vertica on Amazon...
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Announcing Vertica Version 9.3 – Ride the Winds of Change

The 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 Mode Improvements Eon...

Introducing an Industry First – Vertica in Eon Mode for Pure Storage

This week at the Pure Accelerate conference, Vertica and Pure Storage of Vertica in Eon Mode for Pure Storage, the industry’s first and only analytical database solution with a separation of compute and storage architecture for on-premises analytic workloads. Why is this important to you? The rush to migrate analytic workloads to the cloud was,...
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Vertica Ranked #1 Cloud Data Warehouse

July has been quite an exciting month for Vertica. Our three keynote presenters are now confirmed for the Vertica Big Data Conference 2020 – Vertica founder and Turing Award winner Dr. Michael Stonebraker, kingpin of the famous MIT blackjack team Jeffrey Ma, and renowned analyst Ray Wang of Constellation Research. And, in addition to receiving...
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Is Data Warehouse as a Service Out for Your Blood?

Last weekend, I finally had the chance to watch the popular, yet alarming HBO documentary – . If you haven’t seen it, it’s a true story that centers on Elizabeth Holmes, ex-Theranos CEO, who dropped out of Stanford to build a company that promised to revolutionize blood testing using a small amount of blood from...

How to Access Flexible, Cloud-Optimized Analytics on AWS

Vertica was designed from the very first line of code to be a software-only data warehouse with complete freedom from underlying infrastructure, giving you the choice to decide what hardware to use and where. This commitment to flexibility is evident in our product history, as we took the same core MPP analytics engine from commodity...
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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...