Optimize resources and maximize yield with a database that performs at scale with sophisticated queries on large volumes of data.
In a few short decades, the world’s population is on pace to grow fifty percent.¹ For farmers, that rapid growth translates to an urgent need to find more efficient, sustainable ways to grow substantially more food. Now more than ever, farmers need access to tools that support the decisions they make every day to maximize their return on every acre. It is clear to The Climate Corporation that the next breakthrough will not be through genetics or equipment, but through data analytics, as explained by Dan McCaffrey, VP of Data and Analytics at The Climate Corporation: “Data drives our ability to achieve value for our farmers. Research shows that outside of climate and weather, two-thirds of variables in the food growing cycle are controllable factors, such as plant population, soil preparation, or previous crops. When we take this data and combine it with satellite imagery and weather data, we can then apply data analytics and bring it to life through visualization, so farmers can optimize resources and maximize yields. We call this agritech, and we needed a data analytics and machine learning solution to help deliver it. Vertica is a key part of that solution.”