Vertica and K-Safety

So you probably know that I have been working with HP’s Vertica. I’m very glad that I had this opportunity to interact with something like this. The technology behind it is pretty new and immature and lacks the power of PL/SQL but the speed that it achieves through massive parallel execution of queries is simply amazing. I don’t know if you have heard of the term K-Safe or K-Safety. When I first heard it, I had no idea what it was....

November 6, 2013 · 2 min · 382 words

Vertica Query Performance Tuning - An introduction

Hey there, I guess you have been having a lot fun with your Vertica databases. I thought I’d share some of the things that I did to improve my query performance. Tables and Projections in Vertica In Vertica even though we access data through tables everything is stored in projections which are stored among nodes in various ways depending on the K Safety and the Segmentation options that we choose when creating the table....

September 12, 2013 · 5 min · 915 words

Vertica - Calendar table with dates from a start date to an end date using analytical SQL

I had a problem creating a table with just SQL that is supported by Vertica. Most of the solutions that I came across online were using procedures. But after a lot of playing around and reading vertica documentation I found a solution to my problem. read more about the problem and the solution at Stackoverflow

June 18, 2013 · 1 min · 55 words