Vertica Unveils New Version of Vertica Analytic Database Packaged as a Virtualized Appliance

Vertica Systems has announced a new version of its Vertica Analytic Database packaged as a virtualized appliance to run in VMware environments. The new Vertica Virtualized Analytic Database is a simple-to-deploy, self-contained software package that runs its own Linux operating system and copy of Vertica, on any VMware-supported hardware as if it were a physical computer.

Vertica Systems is a market innovator for high-performance analytic database management systems that run on industry-standard hardware. Co-founded by database pioneer Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Vertica has developed column-oriented analytic database technology with an MPP architecture that lets companies of any size store and query very large databases orders of magnitude faster and more affordably than other solutions. The Vertica Analytic Database is available as software only, as an appliance, online as a cloud computing solution, and now as a virtual machine with the new Virtualized Analytic Database.

The virtualized version runs in private enterprise compute clouds and offers the high performance and simplicity of a plug-and-play hardware appliance, but running on commodity hardware already present in the data center, rather than on costly specialized hardware. This now allows data warehousing teams to gain the benefits that virtualization, consolidation and cloud computing bring, including easier management, high availability, data center energy savings and faster deployment of solutions to the business.

The new edition of Vertica combines a full-featured version of the Vertica Analytic Database with VMware's hypervisor virtualization platform and an optimized self-contained Linux operating system. Dave Menninger, vice president of marketing and product management at Vertica, tells 5 Minute Briefing that "the four key features of the analytic database are its column-based architecture, data compression, continuous write performance, and multi-node clustering for better performance. The virtualized version enables organizations to more rapidly and flexibly benefit from these features by being able to create on-demand instances ready to install in any VMware image." For more information about Vertica and the Virtualized Analytic Database, go here.