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Whitepaper: Revolutionizing Data Warehousing in Telecom with the Vertica Analytic Database

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

Revenue assurance analysts at a top-tier US-based carrier studied this every day. Primarily focused on detecting fraud, revenue sharing contract violations and incomplete revenue collections, they had the need to query and analyze call detail record (CDR) databases that grow by millions of new CDRs every day.

The problem was their aging CDR data warehouse:
1) Queries took tens of minutes or even hours to answer
2) They only had access to a few months of CDR history

Whitepaper: New Paradigms for High Performance Analytical Computing

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

Independent research firm Knowledge Integrity Inc. examine two high performance computing technologies that are transitioning into the mainstream: high performance massively parallel analytical database management systems (ADBMS) and distributed parallel programming paradigms, such as MapReduce, (Hadoop, Pig, and HDFS, etc.).

By providing an overview of both concepts and looking at how the two approaches can be used together, they conclude that combining a high performance batch

Whitepaper: Data Analytics - The New Growth Opportunity for Software Developers

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

Regulatory compliance, increased competition, and other pressures have created an insatiable need for companies to accumulate and analyze large, fast-growing quantities of data such as:
•Telecommunications call detail records (CDRs)
•IT/Network event history
•Financial trade (quote and tick) history
•Web logs & click streams for marketing and fraud analytics
•Compliance and other historical logs This presents a major market opportunity for

Whitepaper: Slashing Data Warehouse Costs with the Vertica Analytic Database

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

For over a decade, IT organizations have been plagued by high data warehousing costs, with millions of dollars spent annually on specialized, high-end hardware and DBA personnel overhead for performance tuning. The root cause: using data warehouse database management (DBMS) software, like Oracle and SQLServer that were designed 20-30 years ago to handle write-intensive OLTP workloads, not query-intensive analytic workloads.

Although state of the art for so many years, those OLTP DBMS

Whitepaper: BI Is In the Details: How Columnar Technology Leverages the Latent Value in SQL Databases

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

If you are responsible for BI (Business Intelligence) in your organization, there are three questions you should ask yourself:

•Are there applications in my organization for combining operational processes with analytical insight that we can't deploy because of performance and capacity constraints with our existing BI environment?

Whitepaper: Squeezing More Value Out of Data Warehouses through the Power of Database Compression

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

In a world of growing data volumes and shrinking IT budgets, it is critical to think differently about the efficiency of your database and storage infrastructure.

The Vertica Analytic Database is a high-performance, scalable and cost-effective solution that can bring dramatic savings in hardware, storage and operational costs.

With its columnar storage architecture and compression-aware query engine, Vertica can speed up queries to run orders of magnitude faster (50x-300x based

Whitepaper: Case Study: Real-Time Market Data Management - BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd.

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

BlueCrest Capital Management is a leading European hedge fund, with $15B in assets-under-management. Learn how BlueCrest obtains real-time analysis while simultaneously loading vast amounts of new market data.

Whitepaper: Case Study: Comcast Revolutionizes Network Performance Data Analysis

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

Read how Comcast, the largest cable communications company in the U.S., is able to quickly collect and analyze data being generated by millions of network devices to ensure quality of service and accuracy of capacity planning to ensure a consistently good customer experience.

Whitepaper: Vertica Analytic DBMS - Ovum Technology Audit

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

Ovum takes a deep-dive technology audit of Vertica?s Analytic Database that is designed specifically for storing and querying large datasets.

Ovum states, ? Vertica?s differentiator is that it combines a columnar database engine with massively parallel processing (MPP) and shared-nothing architecture, aggressive data-compression rates, and high availability. Column-based databases can be slow deleting and updating data, and Vertica addresses this by using a hybrid store that

Whitepaper: The Vertica Analytic Database Technical Overview White Paper

by VerticaApr 13, 2010

The Vertica Analytic Database is the only database built from scratch to handle today's heavy business intelligence workloads. In customer benchmarks, Vertica has been shown to manage terabytes of data running on extraordinarily low-cost hardware and answers queries 50 to 200 times faster than competing row-oriented databases and specialized analytic hardware.

This document summarizes the key aspects of Vertica's technology that enable such dramatic performance benefits, and compares