October 12, 2010

Vertica-Hadoop integration

DBMS/Hadoop integration is a confusing subject. My post on the Cloudera/Aster Data partnership awaits some clarification in the comment thread. A conversation with Vertica left me unsure about some Hadoop/Vertica Year 2 details as well, although I’m doing better after a follow-up call. On the plus side, we also covered some rather cool Hadoop/Vertica product futures, and those seemed easier to understand. 🙂

I say “Year 2” because Hadoop/Vertica integration has been going on since last year. Indeed, Vertica says that there are now over 25 users of the Hadoop/Vertica combination and hence Vertica’s Hadoop connector. Vertica is now introducing — for immediate GA — a new version of its Hadoop connector. So far as I understood: 

In addition, inspired by a large banking customer, Vertica is announcing some cool Hadoop integration futures:

As for those 25+ (perhaps 27-8) Vertica/Hadoop users:


6 Responses to “Vertica-Hadoop integration”

  1. Vlad Rodionov on October 12th, 2010 2:45 pm

    Why does someone need to load data from Vertica to perform ETL in Hadoop? Just curious.

  2. Curt Monash on October 12th, 2010 6:11 pm

    Perhaps it is to help with ETL for OTHER data that is stored in HDFS.

  3. Vlad Rodionov on October 13th, 2010 1:48 pm

    So, most users use these connectors just for loading data from HDFS into Vertica.

  4. Curt Monash on October 13th, 2010 2:11 pm

    That’s my impression, although it is EXTREMELY common for software marketers to describe their most advanced users and make those users sound more typical than they are.

  5. The state of the art in text analytics applications | Text Technologies on January 4th, 2011 3:47 am

    […] depending on whether the text was in German, French, or Italian. Vertica recently told me of a Vertica/Hadoop customer doing something similar, except for the multilingual aspect. And the end of a 2008 […]

  6. Some Vertica 6 features | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on July 28th, 2012 1:29 am

    […] Vertica’s old Hadoop connector, Vertica’s new Hadoop connector doesn’t require any MapReduce […]

Leave a Reply

Feed: DBMS (database management system), DW (data warehousing), BI (business intelligence), and analytics technology Subscribe to the Monash Research feed via RSS or email:


Search our blogs and white papers

Monash Research blogs

User consulting

Building a short list? Refining your strategic plan? We can help.

Vendor advisory

We tell vendors what's happening -- and, more important, what they should do about it.

Monash Research highlights

Learn about white papers, webcasts, and blog highlights, by RSS or email.