Do you find yourself running low on disk space on your Vertica database? You could delete older data, but that sacrifices your ability to perform historical queries. You could add new nodes to your cluster or add storage to your existing nodes. However, these options require additional expense.
The Vertica Storage Locations for HDFS feature introduced in Vertica Version 7.1 offers you a new solution: storing data on an Apache Hadoop cluster. You can use this feature to store data in a Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) while still being able to query it through Vertica.
Vertica 7.1.x introduces a new way to store and set configuration parameters.
Previously, configuration parameter values were stored in individual vertica.conf files on each node. As of Vertica 7.1.0, these values are stored in the database catalog, allowing the values to stay consistent over all nodes.
With the explosion of data volumes all enterprises are capturing, new technological solutions, such as Vertica, offer a solution to non-expert users who need to analyze and monetize their Big Data. If you are a non-expert user, the Database Designer (DBD) module in Vertica can help you choose a physical database design that minimizes storage footprint while optimizing the performance of the input query workload. The DBD can recommend good physical designs as quickly as possible using minimal computing resources.