April 29, 2010

Vertica update

Last month, Vertica’s CEO Ralph Breslauer quit,* and Vertica made it sound like there would be a new CEO late in April. And indeed, as of April 29, there was. He’s a guy I’ve never heard of before named Chris Lynch, apparently quite the sales machine builder. The most substance I’ve found is a pair of Mass High Tech articles — the latter exceedingly typo-ridden — to the general effect that:

*I’ve since heard more both from Ralph and his former colleagues, and I’m comfortable taking the move more or less at face value — for some reasons he doesn’t want to spell out, Ralph really wanted to move back home to South Africa.

While they were at it, Vertica also put out a press release reporting very good success in the social gaming market. The biggest and best known of the bunch is Zynga. Three months ago, Wayne Eckerson had figures of 3 TB/day added to the database, 200 nodes, and >40 million users. Now Zynga is using a figure of >65 million daily users and 230 nodes. More precisely, at Zynga:

In other news, Vertica now states its customer count as being >130.

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  1. La revue de presse de la presse et des blogs BI | www.LeGrandBI.com on May 2nd, 2010 2:59 pm

    [...] Par Curt Monash, DBMS2, le 29 avril 2010 Last month, Vertica’s CEO Ralph Breslauer quit, and Vertica made it sound like there would be a new CEO late in April. And indeed, as of April 29, there was. He’s a guy I’ve never heard of before named Chris Lynch, apparentlyquite the sales machine builder. Lire l’article [...]

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