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Vertica 5.0 Accelerates Big Data Analytics

New software development kit enables access to Vertica’s real-time parallel processing engine for big data.

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Vertica 5.0, the latest version of the Vertica Analytics Platform, offers improved flexibility and real-time performance for customers’ most demanding business intelligence and analytic workloads, enabling customers to analyze more than a petabyte of data in real time. Vertica 5.0 also provides a software development kit (SDK) so customers can customize and insert their own query logic into the Vertica database for fully parallel execution.

As part of the 5.0 release, Vertica is delivering greater analytical power, cloud enablement, availability and ease of use to the analytic marketplace:

Software development kit: Vertica 5.0 provides users, developers, and partners with a robust SDK to write custom methods for analyzing data directly in the Vertica database. Users can implement MapReduce and other user-defined functions through standard SQL queries.

Enhanced native in-database analytics: Extending Vertica’s implementation of standard SQL, new advanced, native SQL analytic functions include geospatial, event-series pattern matching, event-series joins, and advanced aggregate statistical and regression.

Performance improvements: Performance is enhanced in such areas as subqueries, database statistics, life-cycle management, query optimization, data resegmentation, and join filtering.

Manageability enhancements: Vertica 5 features provide unique operational and disaster recovery capabilities while providing performance advantages as data replicas are fully available. In addition, Vertica’s backup capabilities have been expanded with greater operational flexibility and improved performance.

Elasticity and cluster cloning: Vertica 5.0 delivers enhanced elasticity features that enable dynamic expansion and contraction of clusters over 20 times faster in every deployment scenario -- cloud, virtual, and physical -- allowing users to quickly create additional capacity as needed. In addition, Vertica 5.0 offers full-cluster cloning capabilities for on-demand creation of Vertica databases for any workload with auto-sizing and auto-tuning across different topologies and physical designs. This allows users to quickly spin off subsets of their databases for analytical sandboxes or focused analysis of complex data.

Vertica 5.0 is available immediately worldwide as a software download directly from Vertica, and will soon be available on the HP Vertica Analytics System, a fully integrated technology stack, based on HP Converged Infrastructure, including hardware, management software applications, consulting. and HP Solution Support services. Pricing is based on a flexible licensing model calculated on the amount of data loaded into the Vertica Analytics Platform.

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