Leading analytical data warehouse empowers organisations to derive greater insight at extreme scale by unifying data siloes across cloud and hybrid environments; features include advanced integration with TensorFlow and Python to operationalise machine learning at scale
Micro Focus (NYSE: MFGP) has announce the Vertica 10 Analytics Platform, which includes major updates for operationalising machine learning at scale and expanding deployment options for Vertica in Eon Mode, enabling the most intensive variable workloads across major cloud and on-premises data centres. With Vertica 10, organisations are better equipped to unify their data siloes and take advantage of the deployment models that make sense now and in the future in order to monetise exponential data growth and capture real-time business opportunities.
Colin Mahony, senior vice president and general manager, Vertica, Micro Focus, said, “Over the years, many organisations have successfully captured massive amounts of data, but are now challenged with getting the business insights they need to become data-driven. In addition, the market demand to leverage cloud architectures separating compute from storage needs to be balanced with the higher costs and increased risk of cloud-only data warehouses, while machine learning projects with tremendous potential have struggled to make their way into production.
“Vertica 10 expands the options for a unified analytics strategy to address growing data siloes, a mix of cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments, and the pressing need to operationalise machine learning at scale.”
Vertica 10 offers deeper integration with Python and TensorFlow for unsupervised learning and PMML standard model format for cross-platform compatibility. By offering integration with these popular languages and tools, data scientists can continue using Python and TensorFlow, while leveraging larger volumes of data and parallelised performance advantages to improve accuracy and replicability.
Vertica 10 expands deployment and communal storage options for Vertica in Eon Mode. With Vertica in Eon Mode’s expanded public cloud support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Apache Hadoop HDFS as communal storage, organisations now have more options to optimise infrastructure costs and simplify operations. Following support for Vertica in Eon Mode for Pure Storage FlashBlade, updates to Vertica in Eon Mode for HDFS and MinIO now include more choices for organisations to manage their dynamic workloads with S3 object stores in on-premises and cloud environments. The expansion of Vertica in Eon Mode, already available on AWS and now on GCP, expands the public cloud options for managing analytically intensive, dynamic workloads.
Highlights and enhancements to Vertica 10 also include:
- Seamless migration – New migration functionality enables a seamless migration for customers moving from Vertica in Enterprise Mode to Vertica in Eon Mode to adopt the next-generation data architecture separating compute from storage for on-premises, hybrid, and cloud deployments.
- Next-generation Vertica Database Designer – The updated Vertica Database Designer offers significant improvements to operations and ease of use and reduces resource usage by orders of magnitude and improves projection designs for consistently faster queries.
- Range of security improvements – Vertica 10 includes security enhancements that span simplifying the process of administering TLS certificates, better user authentication and permissions management with LDAP Link, Kerberos for Vertica-Python and new permissions system tables, and improved support for format preserving encryption with new Voltage integration capabilities.
- Operationalising machine learning at scale with PMML and TensorFlow integration – Vertica 10 now imports models built in other platforms and languages like Spark, Python, and SPSS using the PMML format. With PMML model export, models built in Vertica can also be exported for scoring in other systems such as edge nodes for IoT use cases. Organisations can also now put Neural Networks and custom machine learning models into production by importing pre-trained TensorFlow models into Vertica for predictions on hot data and archiving for replicability.
- Analyse data in place and in any format – With Vertica 10, organisations can now analyse complex data types from MAPS and ARRAYS to STRUCTS in Parquet on S3 or HDFS to open SQL-based analytics to new use cases.
Vertica 10 will be available in the coming weeks to customers worldwide for trial or purchase.
Vertica 10 is available to deploy on Google Cloud Platform as a bring-your-own license (BYOL) option. In the future, it will be offered by-the-hour on the Google Marketplace. Both new and existing customers can realise tremendous value when leveraging this new solution with other Micro Focus solutions.
About Micro Focus
Micro Focus delivers enterprise software to empower our 40,000 customers worldwide to digitally transform. With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a robust analytics ecosystem, the company enables customers to address the four core pillars of digital transformation: Enterprise DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Predictive Analytics and Security, Risk & Governance. By design, these tools bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies so customers can run and transform at the same time.