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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 first day of the month?

This blog post was authored by Jim Knicely. In the last Vertica Quick Tip we learned about the Vertica built-in LAST_DAY function. So where’s the FIRST_DAY function? You’ll have to create your own. So how do you compute the first day of the month for a given date? There are many ways, each involving a...
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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...