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:
High memory and I/O throughput
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.
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.