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Blog Post Series: Using Vertica to Track Commercial Aircraft in near Real-Time — Part 5

Part Five: Apache Kafka As discussed in an earlier blog post, we have a continuous stream of messages from aircraft transponders captured and decoded using the DUMP1090 application. We now want to load this data into a series of Vertica tables. As with the streaming nature of the incoming data, with many 10s, possibly 100s...

Vertica Quick Tip: What’s the Distance Between Two Points

This blog post was authored by Jim Knicely. Planning a road trip to Disney? How far is it? Vertica has a built-in function called DISTANCE, which returns the distance (in kilometers) between two points. You specify the latitude and longitude of both the starting point and the ending point. You can also specify the radius...
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Blog Post Series: Using Vertica to Track Commercial Aircraft in near Real-Time — Part 4

Part Four: Installing DUMP1090 to decode ADS-B messages The preceding blog post detailed the hardware requirements used in this project for tracking commercial aircraft in near real-time. In this blog post I will touch on installing the operating system on the Raspberry Pi (RPI) and the DUMP1090 software used for decoding the ADS-B signals being...
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Blog Post Series: Using Vertica to Track Commercial Aircraft in near Real-Time — Part 3

Building a Raspberry Pi to Capture ADS-B signals Picking apples, pears, blackberries or raspberries In a previous blog post, I provided a very high-level overview of ADS-B, and that with the appropriate pieces of hardware and some open-source software, it was possible to capture and decode the radio signals being broadcast from commercial aircraft, with...
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Blog Post Series: Using Vertica to Track Commercial Aircraft in near Real Time –Part 2

Part Two: Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) A Source of Streaming Data If you're joining us a new reader, be sure to read part one of this series to get up to speed! When looking for a topic to use in the first of The Lab Series’ mini projects for the Big Data and...

IoT Analytics with Open Source and Vertica – Tracking Commercial Aircraft in near Real Time — Part 1

Project Overview This post presents an overview of an ongoing series that focuses on using Vertica, Raspberry Pi, and Apache Kafka to track commercial aircraft in near-real time. Often, people try to understand how to do IoT data analytics with their tool of choice, such as Vertica. Doing so can present some difficulty, especially if...

Geospatial Analysis on Shapefile of Longitude and Latitude Data Using Vertica: Hurricane Bonnie

This blog post was authored by Ginger Ni. Like any natural disaster, hurricanes can leave behind extensive damage to life and property. The question asked by NGOs, government agencies, and insurance companies is, "How can we predict the locations where a storm will inflict the most damage?" Modern spatial analysis enables us to predict the...