In the last post I covered the [[Vertica Installation Prereqs]]. If you really don't want to install Vertica yourself you can always download a fully-functional VM from HP on the myVertica portal.
Or you can run Vertica on Amazon in AWS. I won't cover this in detail since AWS costs money and I'm frugal. Also Vertica is a *bit* different on AWS then when run natively. I have a slight bit of knowledge on running Vertica on AWS. I'll briefly document what I know in case you decide to run Vertica on AWS instead of in-house. Running in the cloud is an excellent choice if you are an ISV and wish to package Vertica (probably the Community Edition) with your application.
- You'll need to be familiar with Amazon Management Console since most of the work is done from there.
- You specifiy the HP Vertica AMI you want to install using install_vertica.
- You can still use Community Edition with 3 nodes and 1TB of data on AWS gratis.
- You cannot create a cluster on AWS using MC (or some other things cluster-related). Instead use the Amazon EC2 console.