|By Tim Watson||
|August 9, 2013 12:30 PM EDT||
In an interview published on IT-Director.com, HP Vertica General Manager Colin Mahony speaks with Dana Gardner on how he is working to guide Vertica's analytics platform nearly two years after HP closed its acquisition of the business.
Mahony updated the website on how the business aims to help its customers make the appropriate trade-offs as they seek to achieve performance or analytics functionality for performance.
He pointed to the promise of Hadoop, a distributed file system he says can rudimentary analytics and transform processed data without requiring the user to develop a scheme for loading the data into the Hadoop platform.
"We've been doing a lot of work in areas like making it easier to get the data into the platform, doing more with it, making it seem much more like a Hadoop-like environment," he told Gardner.
Mahony started his career at Vertica and has been there ever since its 2005 founding, bringing a computer science and database background to the company.
He told IT-Director.com he is soon bringing Vertica to its first-ever industry user conference, an event he believes highlights how HP's scale complements Vertica's portfolio.
"It takes some critical mass to get there which we now have, but also it takes the support of an organization that knows how to do these conferences and understand the value of them," he said.