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You Can’t Do Machine Learning Inside a Database. Can You?

Apr 1, 2019 |

Yes, you can. Java, Python, and R algorithms can be trained, tested and put into production inside proprietary or open source analytical databases.

That’s not right. You have to use Spark or something if you want to do sophisticated machine learning. Read more…

Former Vertica CEO Takes Helm at AtScale

Jun 27, 2018 |

Chris Lynch, who previously ran Vertica before it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2011, has been hired as the new CEO of AtScale, the company announced yesterday. The change in leadership was necessary to take the company to the next level, according to AtScale’s former CEO Dave Mariani. Read more…

Machine Learning: No Longer the ‘Fine China’ of Analytics, HPE Says

Aug 30, 2016 |

Machine learning has become a core component of companies’ analytic initiatives and is no longer the “fine china” only brought out for special occasions, according to a manager with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which today announced that its Vertica analytics database now runs popular classes of machine learning algorithms. Read more…

How Intuit Personalizes TurboTax Experiences with Big Data

Apr 15, 2016 |

If you’re like millions of Americans who use TurboTax, you know how the program makes preparing your individual tax return easy—at least compared to actually reading and understanding the 70,000-page tax code. Read more…

The Big Data Behind Shell’s Super-Efficient Car Races

Apr 15, 2015 |

Most Americans are interested in the fuel efficiency of automobiles these days, a byproduct of higher gas prices and the growing acceptance of manmade climate change. But for the students who participated in last weekend’s Shell Eco-marathon in Detroit, getting 100 miles per gallon–or even 1,000 MPG–may not be enough to win. Read more…

Actian Claims ‘Permanent Performance Advantage’ with SQL-on-Hadoop Tool

Mar 2, 2015 |

The SQL-on-Hadoop sweepstakes are by no means over. What’s been dubbed the “gateway drug” for Hadoop is just starting to gain traction. But according to Actian, its SQL-on-Hadoop offering, dubbed Vortex, is out to an early–and permanent–lead in the performance department. Read more…

Avoiding Big IT Outlays with Cloud-Based Analytics

Mar 5, 2014 |If your organization has adopted a big data strategy, chances are good that it's also making big capital outlays to support that strategy. One firm that's hoping to short-circuit the hardware and software investment cycle is GoodData. Today the San Francisco company announced the addition of Hadoop to its cloud-based big data analytics stack, giving it the capability to ingest and store a whole new level of data. Read more…

Bridging the Old BI World with Big Data Analytics

Feb 27, 2014 |We're in the middle of a revolution in data analytics, where old beliefs and approaches are being discarded as new technologies emerge. One data analytics software company that's aiming bridge the gap between the old and the new is Looker, which today unveiled new software designed to help companies retain the richness of big data without overwhelming users with all the gory details. Read more…

Getting to Optimal: An HP Vertica Query Tale

Sep 4, 2013 |Query optimizers are, by their nature, not perfect. While there is theoretically an "optimal" way to execute any given database query, finding that perfect path through the database's innards takes too much time and resources, so a "good enough" approach is used. A similar story unfolded at HP Vertica in the development of the query optimizer itself, which also affected how the column-oriented database would be positioned to tackle big data problems of the future. Read more…

Giving Big Data a Sporting Chance

Apr 22, 2013 |With new information collection techniques adding millions of rows of statistics to the virtual box score, improving a sports team is rapidly becoming a big data problem. A panel led by Jason Bailey, HP Vertica Senior Market Manager, discussed the current and future place of big data in solving the problems of the sporting world. Read more…

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