Vertica Resolves Sybase Patent Lawsuits

Jun 30, 2010, 10:15 ET from Vertica

BILLERICA, Mass., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertica Systems announced today that it has successfully resolved all disputes with Sybase related to United States Patent Nos. 5,794,228 and 5,794,229. The Court has dismissed Sybase's infringement claims, thus resolving all outstanding litigation between the parties.

With the dismissal of the lawsuits, Vertica's direct and indirect customers including its partners, OEMs, ISVs, end customers, and others may sell and use Vertica's database products without concern for the two Sybase patents.

"We are happy to have resolved this amicably with Sybase and I am pleased to put the question of infringement of these patents behind us," said Christopher Lynch, President and CEO, Vertica Systems. "Vertica, its customers and partners, can focus even more time on the most important task at hand - enabling the monetization of data."

Vertica is represented by Fish & Richardson P.C. in this matter.

About Vertica

Vertica Systems provides a true columnar analytic database management system that delivers the fastest, most scalable and easiest way to gain business intelligence from huge volumes of data in near-real-time. Vertica has developed a modern SQL-based analytic database with an MPP architecture that runs on low-cost standard hardware. The technology enables companies to gain a competitive edge by querying enormous databases 50x-1000x faster and for a lower Total Cost of Ownership than other solutions. The Vertica Analytic Database is available as software only, as a hardware-based appliance, as a virtual appliance on VMware or online as a cloud computing solution. The technology's unmatched speed, simplicity and scalability are used by more than 130 customers including Verizon, Guess Inc., Zynga, Capital IQ, Mozilla and Comcast. Vertica is headquartered in Billerica, MA. For more information visit

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