Recommended VM Types

Vertica supports a range of Microsoft Azure virtual machine (VM) types, each optimized for different purposes. Choose the VM type that best matches your performance and price needs as a user.

For the best performance in most common scenarios, use one of the following VMs:

Optimization Type
Memory optimzed




High memory and I/O throughput


Note: The GS VMs are not available in all regions. Nor are they available on the Azure Marketplace, but you can use them by following the manual deployment steps described in Deploy Vertica on Azure: Manual Steps.




Note: Data stored on the drives of a VM exists only while that VM is powered on. After powering off a VM, data on temporary drives is lost.