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Tableau Software and Vertica Join Forces to Deliver Data Visualization and Analytics on Super-Sized Databases in Cloud Architectures and in Internal Datacenters

October 30th Web seminar showcases Tableau's ability to quickly and easily visualize large Vertica Analytic Databases

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software, the global leader in fast analytics and data visualization software, and Vertica Systems, Inc, maker of high performance analytic databases, today announced that the companies have teamed to offer Vertica's customers access to Tableau's fast visual analytic capabilities. Tableau's award-winning products, Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server, can now connect directly to the Vertica Analytic Database and Vertica Analytic Database for the Cloud without requiring any additional deployment efforts other than licensing and installing Tableau -- typically accomplished in minutes. The companies will showcase the new solution during a Webinar on October 30, which will feature current healthcare analytics customer, hMetrix. To register for the webinar visit: http://www.tableausoftware.com/tableau-vertica-webseminar

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As a result of this partnership, business people and their organizations can use the Vertica Analytic Database with Tableau's visual business intelligence and analytic capabilities to rapidly store, explore and analyze huge amounts of data. Insights gained from these new data visualization capabilities will help mutual customers make better decisions, compete more effectively and deliver valuable business results.

"Now with Tableau, employees, analysts and everyday knowledge workers at organizations using Vertica have access to a rapid and easy way to visually discover meaningful and useful information that may otherwise lay hidden in the large amounts of data they are analyzing," said David Menninger, Vertica's VP of marketing and product management. "Whether Vertica is in the cloud or in a traditional datacenter, Tableau's easy-to-use, unparalleled data visualization capabilities make exploring data extremely simple, and its enterprise features meet the demands of our customers."

hMetrix is currently using Tableau and Vertica together to analyze large volumes of Medicare, Medicaid and commercially insured administrative information. This analysis helps employers, hospitals, insurers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies develop strategies that increase the quality of patient care and economic outcomes.

"Providing strategic advice to healthcare practitioners and policy makers is very challenging, and there's nothing more persuasive than hard data," said George Chalissery, hMetrix CEO. "Using Tableau and Vertica together gives us and our clients a competitive edge by being able to query data in an ad-hoc way 70 times faster than with our old database. Tableau visualizes findings in a way that helps clients immediately see paths to better patient care and profitability."

Vertica Analytic Database 2.5 is the only analytic database built from scratch to handle today's heavy business intelligence workloads. In customer benchmarks, Vertica has answered queries against terabytes of data 50 to 200 times faster than competing row-oriented databases and specialized analytic hardware. Vertica enables more people to analyze more data faster, using less hardware and disk space at a fraction of the cost of other products.

Tableau's product suite helps people and organizations see and understand their data. Tableau Desktop connects directly to a wide assortment of data sources and integrates data exploration and visualization to make analytics fast and easy for nearly anyone of any experience level. Tableau Server extends the power of Tableau's analytical capabilities across organizations by providing Web-based sharing and collaboration capabilities. The company's products have already attracted more than 10,000 licensed users in companies from one-person businesses to the world's largest organizations.

"Vertica has impressive capabilities. Its deep expertise working with customers and its high-performance database management systems that run in the cloud as well as in traditional environments are a perfect match to Tableau's innovative yet affordable software," said Kevin Brown, VP of alliances and partnerships for Tableau. "Together, Vertica and Tableau are enabling a new kind of business intelligence solution that's not only fast and easy to deploy, but that increases user satisfaction and the bottom line."

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software, a privately held company based in Seattle, is the leading provider of software applications for fast analytics and visualization. Its award-winning products can be downloaded at http://www.tableausoftware.com/trial and used by anyone, including executives, managers, business analysts, strategic consultants, financial professionals, market researchers, scientists and engineers in nearly every industry. For more information, visit http://www.tableausoftware.com

About Vertica

Vertica Systems is the market innovator for high-performance analytic database management systems that run on industry-standard hardware. Co-founded by database pioneer Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Vertica has developed grid-based, column-oriented analytic database technology that lets companies of any size store and query very large databases orders of magnitude faster and more affordably than other solutions. The Vertica Analytic Database's unmatched speed, scalability, flexibility and ease of use helps customers like JP Morgan Chase, Verizon, Mozilla, Comcast, Level 3 Communications and Vonage capitalize on business opportunities in real time. Vertica is headquartered in Billerica, Mass. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.vertica.com

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