Eon Mode

Vertica in Eon Mode: Revive

This blog post was authored by Soniya Shah. Overview An Eon Mode database keeps an updated version of its data and metadata in a communal storage location. After you shut down the database, the data continues to reside in communal storage. When you are ready to use the storage again, you can revive the database […]

Understanding Vertica Eon Mode

This blog post was authored by Soniya Shah. This blog post is updated as of July 2018. With Eon mode, Vertica is a database that takes advantage of all elastic compute and scalable storage capabilities in the cloud. In Eon mode, Vertica can take advantage of cloud economics – it can be made to scale […]

Introducing the Eon Mode Concept

This blog post was authored by Joy King. Vertica was born at a tipping point in the world of Enterprise Data Warehouses. It was designed from the first line of code to address new levels of data volumes and analytical performance. But it was also designed to break the tightly integrated hardware and software appliances […]

Sizing Your Vertica Cluster for an Eon Mode Database

This blog post was authored by Shrirang Kamat. Vertica in Eon Mode is a new architecture that separates compute and storage, allowing users to take advantage of cloud economics that enable rapid scaling and shrinking of clusters in response to a variable workload. Eon Mode decouples the cluster size from the data volume and lets […]

Vertica in Eon Mode Paper Accepted for ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference

Every year, the ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference is held as a forum for database researchers, developers, and users to explore innovations in the field and exchange ideas. The conference is an opportunity for thought leaders to talk with each other and hear from one another through presentations, workshops, and tutorials. This year, Ben Vandiver, Shreya Prasad, […]

Vertica in Eon Mode: Tables, Parameters, Functions, and Useful Queries

This blog post was authored by Rakesh Bankula. The purpose of this document is to list new system tables, configuration parameters and meta-functions that were added for Vertica Eon mode. This document also has sample queries you can run on the new system tables to get up to speed with Eon mode. This document assumes […]

Running an Eon Mode Database: Live in Vertica 9.1

This blog post was authored by Sarah Lemaire. Before now, you could only operate your Vertica database in Enterprise Mode, the traditional Vertica architecture where your data is distributed across the local nodes. Now, Vertica 9.1, released in April, 2018, allows you to operate your database in Eon Mode, which was previously released as beta […]

Operational Considerations for Database Administrators in Eon Mode

This blog post was authored by Shrirang Kamat. The purpose of this document is to familiarize advanced Vertica Enterprise mode users about some of the behavioral similarities and differences between Vertica Enterprise mode and Vertica Eon mode. This document assumes you have a basic understanding about Eon mode architecture. You can find more details about […]

Vertica Eon Mode: Caching

This blog post was co-authored by Pratibha Rana and Ben Vandiver. Running every query directly against the data in shared storage would result in poor performance and subject the shared storage to heavy load. Eon mode in Vertica introduces a cache called the Depot that avoids reading from the shared storage for frequently used data […]

Query Execution in Eon Mode

This blog post was authored by Ben Vandiver. How Vertica distributes query processing across the cluster in Eon mode is a complex topic that is best illustrated through a concrete example. As part of this post, we’ll start with a simple data load and walk through metadata storage and query execution. To begin, we need […]

Loading in Eon Mode

This blog was co-authored by Yuanzhe Bei, Ryan Roelke, Amin Saeidi, Soniya Shah, and Natalia Stavisky. This blog was updated in July 2018. Overview As of Vertica 9.1.x, you can operate your database in Eon Mode. Eon Mode separates the computational processes from the storage layer of your database. Deployment of Eon Mode is limited […]

Vertica AWS Eon Mode Beta Provisioning with Management Console

This blog post was co-authored by Michael Hua and Soniya Shah. As of Vertica 9.0.x, you can operate your database in Eon Mode Beta. Doing this separates the computational processes from the storage layer of your database, enabling rapid scaling of resources to accommodate variable workloads. This post describes how you can provision a Vertica […]

Eon Mode Beta Overview in 9.0.1

This blog post was authored by Soniya Shah. What is Eon Mode Beta? In Vertica 9.0.1, Eon Mode Beta, the separation of compute and storage, continues on Amazon Web Services S3. Eon Mode Beta was introduced in Vertica 9.0 to capitalize on cloud economics, while still enjoying the fast query processing for which Vertica is […]