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Constellation Research Names Vertica to ShortList for Hybrid-Cloud and Multi-cloud Analytical Databases

What a week of industry recognition for Vertica. Today, Vertica announced that it was named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Hybrid-Cloud and Multicloud Analytical Relational Database Management Systems in Q1 2021. What is the Constellation ShortList? According to Constellation Research, the ShortList focuses on RDBMSs that can deliver the ultimate in analytical query performance even...
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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...
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Vertica Version 10 Launches Today!

There’s big news today, on the first day of the Virtual Vertica Big Data Conference 2020 – 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...
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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...
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2 – What Are the Benefits of Using Complex Data Types in SQL?

Co-authored by James Clampffer, Deepak Majeti. In this second post in the Complex Data Types 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 first post in this series where we discussed the what complex data...
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Vertica 9.3 Supports UPDATE and DELETE Operations on Tables Having Live Aggregate Projections!

A live aggregate projection contains columns with values that are aggregated from columns in its anchor table. When you load data into the table, Vertica aggregates the data before loading it into the live aggregate projection. On subsequent loads (for example, through INSERT or COPY) Vertica recalculates aggregations with the new data and updates the...
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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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The Vertica Academy Is Open for Learning

One of the greatest impacts from digital transformation, both from a personal and professional point of view, is not just the democratization of data - a very popular topic here at Vertica! - but the democratization of knowledge. Today, we are excited to announce the new Vertica Academy, a platform that offers self-paced, technical training...
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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 Vertica Analytics Platform 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...

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...

Batch Exporting Directed Queries

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Looking Under the Hood at Vertica Queries

When you submit a query to Vertica, you want it to execute as quickly and efficiently as possible. The query optimizer creates a plan that is designed to do just that. The directives in the query plan determine your query's run-time performance and resource consumption, but the properties of your projections and the system parameters also impact...