When the Hadoop vendors entered the market with their data lake concept, they presented a challenge to the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) providers. Data lakes drew a lot of attention, but businesses quickly realized that it takes much more than a lake full of data to add business value. However, the EDW players recognized that this new data lake idea wasn’t going away. So the race began between the data warehouse and the data lake.
With Vertica, you don’t have to choose. Vertica lets you optimize your data and queries with the intelligence of an analytical data warehouse, and you can access vast stores of HDFS data, where it currently resides, and your analytics will run in record time, with columnar speed.
Vertica’s “Unified Analytics Warehouse” is described in a new white paper by the analyst group Enterprise Management Associates (EMA):
“Instead of replicating the data in Vertica to run a query, Vertica can access the data directly in HDFS or S3 object storage. This eliminates the need for data storage duplication and enables much quicker answers to questions requiring both data stored in Vertica and in other data platforms.”
If it’s time to unify your HDFS data with cloud, on-prem, or hybrid resources to maximize your investments and accelerate your analytics and machine learning, complete the form at right to access to your complimentary copy of this EMA white paper.