BlueCrest Standardizes on Vertica for Firm-Wide Market Data Analytics Requirements

By Vertica Systems, PRNE
Monday, January 31, 2011

BlueCrest to deploy the Vertica Analytics Platform globally

BILLERICA, Massachusetts, February 1, 2011 - Vertica Systems, the leading provider of real-time analytics platforms,
today announced that BlueCrest Capital Management LLP, one of Europe's
leading asset managers, and other companies in the BlueCrest group located in
London, Geneva, Singapore, and New York had selected to use the Vertica
Analytics Platform.

The Vertica Analytics Platform was selected as BlueCrest's group-wide
analytics platform after two years of successful operation for several
BlueCrest trading desks, where Vertica excelled in meeting requirements for
parallel data loading, query performance and simplicity, as well as for
Vertica's unique price/performance advantages. With the Vertica Analytics
Platform, BlueCrest now has a field-proven solution to analyze massive
amounts of historical data for algorithm tuning and backtesting while scaling
linearly as BlueCrest adds industry-standard servers.

"With two years of real-world experience on the Vertica Analytics
Platform, we know exactly what kind of performance and scalability we're
getting, and that's why we're rolling out Vertica across the entire company,"
said Mark Holt, CTO of the BlueCrest group. "In our business, recognizing
trading opportunities relies on analysis of market data and Vertica allows us
to analyze more data, faster than ever before. And, with Vertica's incredible
query performance, we can tune our proprietary algorithms much more quickly
than with any other solution we tested. We're excited to provide Vertica's
performance advantage across all of our trading desks and in all of our
geographic locations."

Vertica's unique architecture allows users to analyze massive amounts of
data faster and more reliably than any other analytics platform, giving
companies the power to obtain real-time business intelligence. The Vertica
Analytics Platform is purpose-built to get users up and running quickly and
to operate with fewer resources than traditional solutions. Fast loading,
automated database design, and familiar interfaces means users are productive
in minutes instead of days, and an architecture optimized for
industry-standard hardware, virtual machines (private cloud), or on the cloud
delivers the flexibility and elasticity to deploy analytics where and when
needed at any scale.

"Vertica has been able to exceed BlueCrest's demanding market data
analysis requirements for two years now," said Christopher Lynch, President
and CEO of Vertica Systems, "and we're excited to partner with BlueCrest to
deliver scalability and performance across the entire company. The Vertica
Analytics Platform was built from the ground up to handle the types of
analytics applications that require the analysis of very large data sets,
performance and massive scalability, and this is exactly why BlueCrest, and
other forward-thinking companies choose Vertica to monetize and manage their

About BlueCrest Capital Management LLP

The BlueCrest group was founded in 2000 by Michael Platt and William
and is one of Europe's leading asset managers, with US$24.6bn
currently under management. The BlueCrest group has 368 employees across
offices in Guernsey, Geneva London, New York, Boston and Singapore.

About Vertica

Vertica Systems ( is the
leading provider of next-generation analytics platforms enabling companies to
monetize their data at the speed and scale necessary to deliver significant
value to customers and shareholders. Vertica's scalability and flexibility
are unmatched in the industry delivering 50x-1000x faster performance at 30%
the cost of traditional solutions. Vertica is used by more than 300 customers
across a variety of industries worldwide including Groupon, Twitter, Verizon,
AOL, Guess!, Zynga, Playdom, Bank of America, BlueCross BlueShield, AdMeld,
Sunoco, Mozilla and Comcast. Vertica's North American headquarters is located
in Billerica, MA.

Vertica is a registered trademark of Vertica in the United States and
other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the
trademarks of their respective owners.

Chuck Smith, Vertica Systems, +1-978-600-6348, csmith at

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