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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...

New Version 0.5 of VerticaPy

Last week, the VerticaPy team released a new version v0.5.0 focused on hyperparameter tuning, time series analysis and model explainability.
5G

Are you prepared for 5G?

One of the weirder shows I’ve binged recently was “Truth Seekers” on Amazon Prime. It’s a dark comedy series starring Nick Frost (of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” fame) about a supernatural conspiracy where the antagonist plans to sacrifice a bunch of brainwashed citizens to reach another dimension, or … something. Frost’s character...

Embedded Vertica speeds EOITEK’s growth in AIOps

The phrase “digital transformation” has quickly evolved from a buzz term to an apt description for innovative changes evident today. More businesses are implementing the technical tactics that are actually bringing new business models to fruition, and that was the original promise: Doing things with digital technology that simply weren’t possible before. That was the...

DX Radio Episode 3: Climate Corporation and Digital Agriculture

I have the honor of hosting the latest episode of DX Radio. It features The Climate Corporation’s Daniel McCaffrey, Vice president of Data and Analytics, and Erich Hochmuth, Big Data Architect Engineer, as they explore the digital transformation of farming.
Electronic medical record on digital smart device

Vertica in Good Health: Ingesting, Securing, and Analyzing Healthcare Data

Electronic Medical Records and new personal healthcare technology, particularly medical devices, generate a huge amount of data. Organizations including Cerner and Philips Healthcare rely on Vertica for data analysis. How can Vertica help you analyze this data? Vertica excels at data ingest and provides hundreds of built-in SQL and analytic functions with broad integration with...

Take Nothing but Memories. Leave Nothing but Footprints

For those who have read my previous blog postings, attended one of our Big Data & Machine Learning Meetups, or have met me at one of the many trade shows or conferences over the years, you will be all too aware of my love for tracking aircraft using a Raspberry Pi, Kafka and Vertica. For...
Analytics human interest stories

Making a Difference with Analytics – Inspiring Human Interest Stories

I wake up before the sun rises, head to my home office, parse through the emails that have flowed in overnight, and look at my calendar to prepare for my day. I fill daylight hours with meetings, research, more meetings, writing … and more meetings. Sometimes, it is exhausting and even a little overwhelming. So,...
Flight Tracking

Pennard, We Have a Problem – Troubleshooting Flight Tracking with the Grafana Plugin for Vertica

With Vertica’s Management Console, I have everything I need at my fingertips to manage and monitor my Vertica clusters and databases.  Whether that be investigating query performance issues, checking on the health of the cluster’s nodes, running the Database Designer or marveling at the volume of data being ingested by the Vertica Scheduler from a...
Planets in solar system

The Kafka Convergence

Apache Kafka seems to be everywhere these days. I’m feeling a bit surrounded by Kafka right now, in fact, like I’m at the center of a convergence of the planets, and data flowing through Kafka is the gravitational pull. Let me give you an idea of what I mean. So, Vertica just announced the release...
Santa flying over night sky

Tracking Santa’s Flight Plan

You probably all know of my love for Live Flight tracking using a Raspberry Pi (or more precisely a plethora of them) and Vertica. Although I started flight tracking around 2012, my interest grew when I saw this from NATS (National Air Traffic Services) https://vimeo.com/110348926 - a series of great video clips from UK, Middle...

Vertica on the Road! Using Vertica to Prepare and Analyze Vehicle Telematics Data

Vehicles generate a lot of data from onboard electronics and there is increasing interest in monitoring vehicle handling to help assess insurance risk and premiums. At Vertica, we're working with a few auto manufacturers, so I built this demo to show a relatively simple example of data collection, aggregation and preparation, and analysis of the...