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Vertica is a high-performance, distributed relational database management system designed to handle large volumes of data for analytics and business intelligence. The database uses columnar storage and compression techniques to achieve efficient query performance on petabyte-scale data warehouses. Vertica supports standard SQL with extensions for big data analysis and provides built-in features such as advanced analytics functions, machine learning algorithms, geospatial capabilities, and integration with Hadoop ecosystem components. Its architecture allows horizontal scaling by adding additional nodes to a cluster without affecting ongoing operations. Owned by Micro Focus International plc., Vertica competes with established technologies like Teradata in the enterprise market.

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