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Announcing Vertica Version 9.3 – Ride the Winds of Change

The winds of change 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...
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Datadog Announces Integration with Vertica to Monitor Performance and Availability

Datadog helps customers ensure high performance and availability of their applications by providing visibility into the full application stack: infrastructure, middleware, and applications. They have achieved this by building a robust set of turn-key integrations that include SaaS and Cloud solutions, automation tools, databases and server components, and many more. Now, they have announced integration...
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Strong Winds of Change at Chief Data & Analytics Officers Event

Last week, Vertica sponsored the Chief Data & Analytics Officer event in Chicago. As a first-time sponsor, we were cautiously optimistic that we could meet with data and analytics leaders that were, according to event organizer IQPC, “…on the forefront of capitalizing on data and analytics in the enterprise as the volume, availability, and complexity...
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Vertica Test Results for MDS Security Patches

Several customers have asked us how Intel's recent MDS vulnerability patches will impact the performance of their Vertica databases. Vertica is known for its performance. So, anything that may impact its speed is a major concern for both us and our customers. Vertica engineers have finished a round of testing the OS and microcode fixes...
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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 – The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. 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...

Use MERGE to Update 1 Million Rows in 2 Seconds

This blog post was co-authored by Yassine Faihe, Michael Flower, and Moshe Goldberg. Updating One Million Records in Two Seconds To illustrate the true power of MERGE, this article describes how we used MERGE to demonstrate Vertica's performance at scale. SQL MERGE statements combine INSERT and UPDATE operations. They are a great way to update...

Troubleshooting Vertica Query Performance with System Tables

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Rebalance a Large Partitioned Table

Your organization is collecting data as fast as your Vertica cluster can store it, so fast that you need to add a few nodes to your cluster. After you add those nodes, Vertica must distribute the data across all the existing and new nodes for best performance. We call this operation rebalancing.