What do I need to deploy Vertica for a trial/proof-of-concept?
Vertica offers several ways to try before you buy. Our community edition (https://my.vertica.com/download/vertica/) is available for download for free and offers no time limit. You can load up to 1 TB into three nodes with our community edition. A VM is also available for download. Also available are pre-configured instances on Amazon Web Services and/or the Microsoft Azure platform. See our web site for more information. Users who want to perform a proof of concept with larger amounts of data should reach out to the Vertica sales and engineering teams for more information.