Waves of Innovation: How Databases Continue to Change

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Waves of Innovation: How Databases Continue to Change

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Broadcast Date: November 2, 2023 at 3 PM ET

The business challenges get harder, the data more complex. What’s an information professional to do? The new mantra is scale; the tried-and-true method remains SQL. How can these two forces combine to deliver actionable insights? The first answer is a distributed SQL engine, built to handle the depth and breadth of today’s data sources. The second answer is Iceberg, the game-changing open-table format for large-scale analytics datasets.

Register for this episode of DM Radio to hear Host @eric_kavanagh interview industry veteran, Steve Sarsfield of OpenText Vertica. They’ll get into the weeds of today’s analytical landscape, and why a new, more powerful engine is table stakes for being able to access, parse and analyze relevant data. They’ll also explore the value of newly supported data types like JSON, geospatial and time-series data; in addition to new functionality that streamlines the design and deployment of machine learning models.

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Eric Kavanagh
CEO at The Bloor Group

Eric has nearly 30 years of experience as a career journalist with a keen focus on enterprise technologies. He designs and moderates a variety of New Media programs, including The Briefing Room, DM Radio and Espresso Series, as well as GARP’s Leadership and Research Webcasts. His mission is to help people leverage the power of software, methodologies and politics in order to get things done.


Steve Sarsfield
Director of Product Marketing at OpenText Vertica