Vertica is #15 in Top 23 Big Data platforms

Last updated: January 02, 2020
Vertica offers organizations new and faster ways to store, explore and serve more data. Vertica lets organizations store data in a cost-effectively, explore it quickly and leverage well-known SQL-based tools to get customer insights. By offering blazingly-fast speed, accuracy and security, it offers operational advantages to the entire organization.

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#15 in Top 23 Big Data platforms


The best alternatives to Vertica are: Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Hadoop, Apache Cassandra, Teradata, Presto

Latest news about Vertica

2016. HP to sell its software business to Micro Focus

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise agreed to sell its software business to Micro Focus in a $8.8 billion deal. The quarter of the value of HP Enterprise software is Autonomy that HP acquired for $11 billion in 2011. The business also includes Mercury Interactive, which cost HP $4.5 billion in 2006, Vertica which cost $320m, and ArcSight, which it bought for $1.5 billion in 2010. HPE Chief Executive Meg Whitman will focuse the company on other areas such as networking, storage and technology services since it separated last year from computer and printer maker HP Inc.

2014. HP plugs the Vertica analytics platform into Hadoop

HP announced Vertica for SQL on Hadoop. Vertica is an analytics platform that enables customers to access and explore data residing in any of the three primary Hadoop distros — Hortonworks, MapR, Cloudera — or any combination thereof. Large companies are often using all three kinds of Hadoop because they don’t know which will be dominant. HP is one of the first big vendors to say “any flavor of Hadoop will do” by taking action, though it has invested $50 million in Hortonworks which is, at present, the flavor of Hadoop inside HAVEn, its analytics stack. HP’s announcement centers not only around its interoperability, but also its power on data stored in a data lake, enterprise data hub, whatever you want to call it. HP now provides a seamless way to explore and exploit value in data that’s stored on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). The power, speed, and scalability of HP Vertica with the ease with which Hadoop lassos big data might persuade reticent managers to come out from underneath their desks and take big data on.

2014. HP Vertica introduces SQL-on-Hadoop

HP's Big Data platform Vertica has been updated to the new versio 7.1 code named “Dragline.” This version introduces SQL-on-Hadoop, better access control, optimized back-ups, additional Flex Zone data format support, dynamic resource management and more. The most significant feature of this release is the ability to run SQL queries on HDFS without the use of connectors. However, to perform faster in-depth analytics, the data would need to be moved into Vertica. As mentioned in the previous SQL-on-Hadoop post, MapR and Vertica can be run on the same hardware which allows for cost savings and better integration between the platforms.