When trying to find the perfect database to store your company’s valuable information and data, there are many elements to consider. And, while there are a number of great databases available for companies to choose from, the process of choosing the right database for your company’s needs and goals can still be a difficult process.

However, as you weigh your options, one database that needs to be on your list of considerations is Vertica. Read on to learn more about Vertica, its features and capabilities, and what benefits your company could gain from working with the Vertica platform. 

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What Is Vertica? 

Founded in 2005 by Michael Stonebraker and Andrew Palmer, Vertica is an analytic database management software company. The platform is designed to handle large datasets and to work with big data. In fact, because of these capabilities, Vertica is often the chosen database platform for companies working with big data and massive datasets. Check out more about the features and capabilities of Vertica below.  

Related Reading: What Is the Vertica Analytics Platform?

Features and Capabilities of Vertica 

The following information outlines some of the most notable features and capabilities of the Vertica platform: 

Platform Compatibility 

One great feature of the Vertica platform is that it integrates with Hadoop, making it ideal for advanced data analytic workflows. The platform also offers awesome capabilities when it comes to compatibility. So along with hosting Vertica natively with Hadoop Nodes, you can host Vertica on Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, and more. 

Related Reading: SQL-on-Hadoop Challenges

Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Architecture 

The massively parallel processing or MPP architecture is another great feature of the Vertica platform as it allows for nearly limitless scalability. 

Built-In Analytics

Another awesome feature of Vertica is the wide range of built-in analytic features that companies can apply to their data. These built-in features include elements like time-series gap filling, pattern matching, event series, joins statistical computation, event-based windowing, geospatial analysis, sessionization, and more. 

Related Reading: Business Intelligence and Data Analytics: Key Differences & When to Use Each Methodology, Process, Architecture, and Technology

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In-Database Machine Learning

The Vertica platform also offers in-database machine learning. Essentially, this means that Vertica can perform different in-database machine learning analyses on your data. This can include such things as categorization, fitting, and prediction. Ultimately, these capabilities result in overall better performance by eliminating data movement and downsampling.

Automated Workload Management 

Another useful feature of the Vertica platform is the automated workload management capabilities it offers. From automated data replication to automated query performance tuning to automated server recovery, the automated workload management features of Vertica have a lot to offer any organization.

Related Reading: Why You Need a Fully Automated Data Pipeline

Third-Party Tool Integrations 

Another useful feature of Vertica is that there are a number of third-party tools like BI (Business Intelligence) tools and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) tools that are certified to work with the platform. In fact, Integrate.io is one of the many third-party tools that includes a native connector for the Vertica Analytics Platform.

Benefits of Working with Vertica 

Along with Vertica’s wide variety of features and capabilities, there are a number of additional reasons to utilize the platform as your company’s chosen database. Check out some of the top benefits the Vertica platform has to offer below. 
  • Vertica is a cost-effective database choice with the many features and capabilities the platform offers. 
  • Vertica offers MPP performance in an on-premises environment, whereas most similar platforms are only available on the Cloud. 
  • Vertica works well for companies that have a lot of workflows involved with AI, data science, or machine learning. 
  • Vertica offers column storage which boosts query performance and speeds up data searches.
  • Vertica offers large-volume data technology integrations. 
  • Vertica offers separation of computational and storage processes, which helps to boost overall performance rates. 
  • Vertica generally achieves high compression and faster processing rates by batching data and using the same location to save columns of homogeneous data. 

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How Integrate.io Can Help 

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