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Break the bias – and predict brake bias

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) was given the name #BreakTheBias to get us to imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, a world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive, where difference is valued and celebrated. Together, we can protect women’s equality. At Micro Focus, as...

Unleash the Power of Vertica and Apache Spark Using the Upgraded Spark Connector

This post is authored by Alex Le What is Apache Spark? Apache Spark is a distributed compute engine that provides a robust API for data science, machine learning, or to work with big data. It is fast, scalable, simple, and supports multiple languages, including Python, SQL, Scala, Java, and R. Backed by the Apache 2.0...

What’s needed for a happy software dev team in data analytics?

For an organization to excel at data analytics, the IT team needs to coordinate a number of different disciplines and personnel with experience in those disciplines. This usually includes data analysts, data engineers, and, increasingly, data scientists. The data engineering discipline is sometimes thought of as the plumbing that, like pipes in a house, delivers...

VerticaPy Unify 2022 Sessions

Vertica Unify 2022 is a great time to learn about Vertica, its new features, and best practices. To complement the many great presentations at Vertica Unify 2022 both in Boston and Paris, I’m very excited to present two sessions: one on VerticaPy best practices, and another general session on VerticaPy and its features. VerticaPy is...

No need to extract data from your database to do your analytics!

While taking a long-awaited, and, IMHO some well-deserved R&R in the sun, I heard that ping notification coming from my backpack, and not being one who can ignore such things, reached for my iPad. With my OOTO email response already set, I should be able to ignore most incoming messages, texts and otherwise, safe in...
Vertica Version 12

Announcing Vertica Version 12

Vertica is pleased to announce version 12 of our unified analytics platform. Since the introduction of Vertica version 11 around June last year, several releases have gone out. Our release cycle has become more continuous, and the Vertica engineering team packs a lot of capabilities into every release. What this means is that a LOT...

Customers in the Spotlight at Vertica Unify ’22

It’s hard to believe that it has been almost a decade since we held our inaugural Vertica Big Data Conference, back in 2013. At that time, our goal was to hold an annual user conference with a few simple yet guiding principles – no sales or marketing pitches, hold the event in Boston, and line...

Vertica Wins the Gold in Bloor Market Update

Know Your Options for Analytical Databases and Data Warehouses For CDOs and CIOs, there have never been more options to choose from when deciding where to run their analytical workloads. Analytical databases and data warehouses are two popular options – with the data warehouse market experiencing 10% annual growth and many new entrants* – particularly...
Unified Analytics and Unified Storage Example

Unified Analytics and Unified Storage

How data analytics plus object store handles a classic problem Today, VAST Data announced a partnership and integration with Vertica. The partnership combines a popular and proven analytical database with a hot new up-and-coming object storage company. This relationship is meaningful for the future of analytics, because the future of analytics is hybrid clouds. Let...

Take the Baseball Data Analysis Challenge with Vertica Machine Learning

Today is Opening Day of the 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised as a fan of the Boston Red Sox, who play at historic Fenway Park, just six or so miles from our Vertica headquarters in Cambridge. Baseball data is mostly transaction data describing the statistical events...

Analytics for the Games Industry: New paper describes a winning hand

Are you an online gamer, and – because you’re reading this blog – a “big data” enthusiast as well? Then you know very well that, when you’re playing, you’re fully immersed in the game, and the backend tech is of no concern. You’re grappling your way up a cliff in “Hang Line,” or taking pride...

Cloud Without Compromises

Most organizations are spinning up new analytical workloads and the big industry pundits all say they should move them to the cloud. Whether your workload requirement is for business intelligence, machine learning, or both, the cloud is the place to do it. But a lot of analytical databases on the cloud are giant black boxes....