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Originally published June 7, 2010
Vertica, the leading provider of analytic database management systems, was named the winner in the Analytics and Business Intelligence category at the 7th Annual Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) Technology Awards. The program kicked off New England Innovation Month by lauding local development and implementation of technologies in the digital industry. Winners were announced in eleven categories, and several "Best Of" awards as well as the PricewaterhouseCoopers Promise Awards were revealed at the ceremony attended by more than 350 industry professionals held on June 2nd at the Marriott Copley Plaza in Boston.
"This recognition caps an incredible year of momentum for Vertica so far and we're only into the first six months... there is much more to come in 2010," commented Vertica President and CEO Christopher Lynch. "I joined this company because I know it's a winner, but this honor validates that publicly. Further, to be considered, never mind chosen, from a group of highly successful companies like Netezza makes this achievement even more compelling. The judges decided what our customers already know -- Vertica is simply the best choice for database analytics."
The Vertica Analytic Database is a purpose-built, next generation database that enables organizations to get more value out of their data by offering speed, scalability and simplicity. It supports a broad variety of applications and is used by some of the world's biggest financial services, communications, Internet, healthcare and retail companies.
The MITX Technology Awards recognize emergent and innovative technologies developed in the New England area, as well as the individuals and organizations responsible for driving these advancements. For the complete list of winners and other information please visit the MITX Awards Web site.
"The finalists and winners of the MITX Technology Awards are some of the most dynamic, creative thinking companies in the digital space, introducing solutions and advancements that embody what the Mass Tech Hub stands for - a hub of technology excellence, innovation and collaboration," said Kiki Mills, president of MITX. "MITX advocates for their recognition and growth, as they are a vital contributor to the region's economy and clout in the technology industry."