HP's acquisition of analytical database management system (ADBMS) vendor Vertica made headlines when it was announced on Valentine's day.  The data warehouse space is very hot these days as companies are trying more and more to analyze their terabytes and petabytes of data and gain some actionable insight.  I was reading a recent post by Stephen Swoyer @ TDWI entitled "A Closer Look at HP's Acquisition of Vertica".  This is worth a quick read: http://tdwi.org/Articles/2011/03/02/HP-Acquisition-of-Vertica.aspx.  The true test will be to see where HP-Vertica is a year from now…