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Vertica Extends Manageability and Ease-of-Use for the Vertica Analytics Platform

New Release Offers the Vertica Management Console for Intuitive, Graphical Management and Enhances Usability and Integration with the Big Data Ecosystem


LAS VEGAS, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TDWI World Conference Vertica, an HP Company and leading provider of real-time analytics platforms, today announced Vertica 5.1, the latest version of the Vertica Analytics Platform, which offers improvements in the areas of usability, management and integration with the big data ecosystem. 

The Vertica Analytics Platform is built from the ground up to handle extreme data, with several customers analyzing more than a Petabyte of data in real time. Available immediately, Vertica 5.1 features a new graphical management console, and extends the platform in the areas of usability and manageability.  In addition, Vertica 5.1 includes a revamped client framework that makes it easier to integrate with third-party BI, ETL, analytics, and other ecosystem solutions and offers superior performance.

"With the new Vertica Management Console, managing and monitoring a Vertica data warehouse installation has never been easier," said Colin Mahony, Vice President of Products and Business Development at Vertica. "The Vertica Management Console has a 'cool' look and feel and the process of creating a new Vertica cluster, adding nodes, dropping databases, and keeping track of system performance is now as simple as dragging and dropping icons and watching a system health dashboard."

As part of the 5.1 release, Vertica is delivering a host of new features to the analytic marketplace:

  • Vertica Management Console -- with version 5.1, Vertica introduces a new integrated solution for monitoring and managing Vertica deployments.  The Vertica Management Console is an enterprise-class, graphical management tool that provides an intuitive, unified view of even very large Vertica clusters at a glance and allows configuration and monitoring of Vertica databases from a single point of control.
  • New Client Framework -- Vertica introduces a new client framework with broad platform support and ODBC and JDBC drivers that have been completely rewritten and optimized for big data analytics use-cases. The new implementation greatly improves the drivers' quality, standards compliance, compatibility with third-party tools, performance, and platform support.    
  • Ecosystem Integration -- as part of a new integration framework, Vertica 5.1 offers improved integration with the broader big data ecosystem. This includes Hadoop distributions based on Apache Commons Release 1.0.0, including Hortonworks Data Platform v1.  In addition, Vertica's Informatica Plugin has been updated with several quality and performance improvements.  
  • Integrated with Autonomy IDOL 10 -- Vertica 5.1 is an important component of Autonomy IDOL 10, a groundbreaking information platform that delivers real-time contextual understanding of structured and unstructured data. IDOL 10 provides a single processing layer that enables organizations to extract meaning and act on all forms of information, including audio, video, social media, email, and web content, as well as structured data such as customer transaction logs and machine-based sensor data.

"Vertica has always been focused on the user experience, and Vertica 5.1 offers the tools to make managing and monitoring a Vertica installation a snap so users can focus on monetizing all of their data," said Scott Howser, Vice President of Marketing at Vertica.  "The work we've done in streamlining our client framework allows our customers to integrate quickly and easily with their existing analytics environment."

With the release of Vertica 5.1, Vertica extends its vision of Analytics Everywhere™, enabling customers to leverage all of their business-critical data from various structured, semi-structured and unstructured sources of extreme data to make better informed decisions. Vertica 5.1 delivers the flexibility customers demand in order to monetize their data for today's information economy.

Pricing and Availability
Vertica 5.1 is available immediately worldwide as a software download directly from Vertica, an HP Company. Pricing is based on a flexible licensing model calculated on the amount of raw data stored on the Vertica Analytics Platform.

About Vertica, and HP Company
Vertica, an HP Company, is the leading provider of next-generation analytics platforms enabling companies to monetize their data at the speed and scale necessary to deliver significant value to customers and shareholders. Vertica's scalability and flexibility are unmatched in the industry delivering 50x-1,000x faster performance at 30 percent the cost of traditional relational database management systems. Vertica is used by customers worldwide, including Zynga, Verizon, Guess Inc., Capital IQ, Mozilla, Twitter, Groupon, and Comcast. 

About Autonomy
Autonomy, an HP Company, is a global leader in software that processes human information, or unstructured data, including social media, email, video, audio, text and web pages, etc. Autonomy's powerful management and analytic tools for structured information together with its ability to extract meaning in real time from all forms of information, regardless of format, is a unique tool for companies seeking to get the most out of their data. Autonomy's product portfolio helps power companies through enterprise search analytics, business process management and OEM operations. Autonomy also offers information governance solutions in areas such as eDiscovery, content management and compliance, as well as marketing solutions that help companies grow revenue, such as web content management, online marketing optimization and rich media management.

Please visit www.autonomy.com to find out more.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.


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© 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.


Autonomy Editorial Contacts:

Chuck Smith

Autonomy / Vertica (US)

+1 978 600 6348

[email protected]

Paul Lesinski

Edelman (US)

+1 503 293 8949

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Vanessa Colomar

Autonomy (UK)

+44 207 104 5778

[email protected]

Lucy Davies

Edelman (UK)

+44 203 3047 2304

[email protected]

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