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Snowflake Summit Recap

Ross Stuart | 06/18/2019 | Articles

Our technology partner, Snowflake, held their first user conference, Snowflake Summit, in San Francisco two weeks ago. There were many valuable sessions held by technology thought leaders that revealed the endless possibilities that come from being a data-driven enterprise. Customers like Square, REI, and Devon Energy took center stage to share their success stories. Snowflake’s…

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Cloudera Hortonworks Merger Finalized

Ross Stuart | 01/08/2019 | Articles

At the beginning of October, Cloudera and Hortonworks announced that they would be merging in a deal worth $5.2 billion. At the time, Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly, stated, “Our businesses are highly complementary and strategic. By bringing together Hortonworks’ investments in end-to-end data management with Cloudera’s investments in data warehousing and machine learning, we will…

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The Cloud is Changing the Role of Database Administrators

Rachel Morgan | 03/20/2018 | Articles

DBAs Rejoice: Your Database is About to be Autonomous!   Vertical Trail Cloud Architect Eric Mader shares his expertise on cloud-based Relational Database Services in an article that was recently posted on SELECT, the online intelligence hub of the Oracle technology and database community. In his article, Mader discusses “one of the common misconceptions about any cloud-based…

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No More Proof of Concept! Define, Align, Ascend Instead.

Robert Koury | 01/05/2017 | Offerings

At Vertical Trail, we see our clients continually reviewing and assessing the relevance and performance of new tools and technologies, especially around cloud adoption.  Companies often believe that building a Proof of Concept (POC) is a necessary starting point for determining whether a new technology can live up to its marketing promise.  For 2017, we…

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Reflecting on re:Invent 2016

Robert Koury | 12/13/2016 | Offerings

Featuring a host of relevant and compelling programming, enlightening keynotes and the seemingly effortless accommodation of over 32,000 attendees, AWS re:Invent 2016 was, in a word: terrific. I attended re:Invent to better understand – and share information with our customers about – the AWS future vision around two key points: (1) simplification of analytics offerings…

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