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How can you get the value out of Hadoop that you were promised?

Since Hadoop’s initial release 14 years ago, untold volumes of data have been stored in HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System). Spread across a virtual landscape of data-inspired organizations, those data lakes are wide, and deep. Companies have made tremendous investments in Hadoop over the years, and data continues to pour into their data lakes. You...
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Join the Powerful Vertica Big Data Community Open House with Free Community Edition

What comes to mind when you hear the word “community”? A village, a neighborhood? Maybe sidewalks where people say hello, where they have a few things in common – perhaps an identity, sometimes a sense of pride, definitely a sense of belonging. We’re social creatures, so being part of a community means sharing experiences, too,...
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Tune in for Monthly Vertica Tune-Ups

Our Under the Hood Webcast series builds on the engineering-led sessions that our product and R&D teams deliver at our annual . You can tune in nearly every month and get a deep dive of Vertica features and releases through this popular series. Last month, Vertica R&D covered one of our most popular topics these...
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Vertica Version 10 Launches Today!

There’s , on the first day of the – a major new version of Vertica blasts off! Vertica version 10 soars straight into the greatest deployment flexibility of any analytical data warehouse on the market. This fast and extremely scalable platform gives you more power than ever to get industry-changing analytics, including even more advanced...
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Practice Makes Perfect at BDC 2020

Larry Bird, Boston Celtics legend and NBA Hall of Famer, shot 500 free throws every morning before his first class in high school. But, he didn’t stop there. Larry was known to shoot 100 free throws after every NBA game. The result? The sharp-shooting forward from French Lick, Indiana led the NBA in free throw...
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Viewing Parquet Export Events More Easily

The EXPORT TO PARQUET command exports a table, columns from a table, or query results to files in the Parquet format. When you run EXPORT TO PARQUET information about the files created during the export is stored in the Vertica log. It's no fun combing through a Vertica log looking for those particular records. Good...
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Complex Data Types in SQL 2 – Benefits of SQL Support

Co-authored by James Clampffer, Deepak Majeti. In this second post in the blog series, let’s look at some of the reasons complex types are used extensively in organized big data formats like ORC and Parquet. Be sure to read the in this series where we discussed the , and explored the various complex types in...
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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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Complex Data Types in SQL 1 – What Are They?

Co-authored by James Clampffer, Deepak Majeti. A lot of projects require querying ORC or Parquet files, or other data that may have internal types that are a bit more complex than usual. We support some of those complex types now, and are dedicated to adding full support for all complex types in Vertica. It’s a...
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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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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....

Exporting to Parquet: Quick Tip

Jim Knicely authored this tip. Vertica can export a table, columns from a table, or query results to files in the Parquet format. dbadmin=> EXPORT TO PARQUET (directory = '/home/dbadmin/dim') AS SELECT * FROM dim; Rows Exported --------------- 1 (1 row) One restriction is the path to export must not exist. How do I get...