Vertica Analytic Database is a blazing-fast data warehousing software solution that runs on standard hardware. The database allows very fast analytics at a speed 50x-1000x faster than with traditional databases. In 2011 Vertica was purchased by Hewlett Packard Corporation.
For the story of the Deshpande Center project that became Vertica Systems (HP), see Case Studies.
This company is a spinout of the 2004 project, Hybrid DBMS optimized for read-intensive applications.