Vertica is a massively parallel, columnar database with advanced compression capabilities.
Vertica offers a choice between a traditional architecture and one that separates compute from storage. We especially like the fact that this is available both on-premises and in the cloud. We also appreciate that Vertica can be deployed as a data warehouse, as a SQL engine, and/or as a federation engine spanning multiple (types of) data stores. Another major strength is the in-database analytics and the depth of support for machine learning.