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Real world use of Vertica and Why Does Visualizing Data Matter to You?

Time for all of us Vertica enthusiasts and big data geeks to get back together.

The event will be hosted on April 24th at adMarketplace offices. It will be fully catered with great food and drinks sponsored by Vertica. We have a large quiet conference room and won't have noise problems from last year's event.


I. Real world use of Vertica.

Many of us are painfully reinventing the same wheel, so why not learn from each other, share best practices and get direct answers from Vertica engineers?

It will be an informal presentation and round table discussion around topics of interest.

A Vertica engineer will be available to answer questions and participate in the discussion.

The topics are a product of sweat, blood and tears of adMarketplace engineers running a mission critical system in production:

  • Purging of data
  • Disaster recovery
  • ETL options
  • Upgrade experience
  • Projections in the real world
  • Vertica specific monitoring
  • External Tables
  • Hadoop Integration
  • R Integration

II. Why Does Visualizing Data Matter to You?

This part is presented by Tableau Software - an industry leader in data visualization. Tableau integrates very well with Vertica and this makes it a logical and interesting choice for this group.

When asked what makes Tableau unique here is what I heard:

“Tableau’s center is really about answering questions with data.

Tableau worked with psychologists and graphic designers to understand how people deal with visual data and process it.

We create pictures that answer questions, but we do it for businesses that want to know FACTS about their own metrics."


Presenter Bios

Chris Osborn, VP, Engineering

Chris is responsible for the adMarketplace platform architecture and execution. Chris has been a technologist since the early days of the internet: at start-ups such as BBN, one of the first internet companies, Sandpiper, the first content delivery network (CDN), and large multi-nationals like SAVVIS, Charles Schwab Capital Markets and UBS. He comes to adMarketplace from OZ Information Technologies, where he was the Chief Executive Manager and engaged in introduction of new technologies specializing in big data and ultra low latency across hardware and software stacks.


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  • Laurie M.

    Thanks for a great evening and a great venue for sharing info and learning!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Greg H.

    Thanks for an interesting evening. It was great to hear how others are using Vertica and how they are dealing with common issues.

    On a side note while we were talking about ways to Visualize metrics, we've been using quite successfully. And after seeing what the team at AdMarketPlace is doing with their Vertica metrics I think I'll be digging up some performance metrics queries for the database to send up there as well.



    April 25, 2013

  • Mike Y.

    We were forced to kick last people out at 10PM. need I say more? Phenomenal crowd. Thank you for coming.

    3 · April 24, 2013

    • Oleg

      Hi, Mike! Nice to meet you!

      April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Oleg

      Hi, Norbert, Mike! Nice to meet you both!

      April 25, 2013

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