Vertica is a unified analytics platform built on top of a SQL data warehouse. It offers flexible deployment options, a choice between two distinct operational architectures, extensive support for the cloud, and built-in machine learning capabilities. It is designed to handle to complex use cases, large quantities of data, and high-performance requirements, and it competes across all industry verticals (although telco, finance, and tech are given particular emphasis).
Moreover, Vertica can be deployed as a self- or fully managed solution to on-prem, cloud, and hybrid environments, and it offers a choice of consumption models and service metrics (either usage based or committed spend for the former, and either per TB or per node for the latter). Vertica Accelerator, in particular, is a fully managed and fully-featured Vertica deployment that runs from within your own AWS account.
Author/s: Daniel Howard