Vertica in a Containerized Environment

Vertica supports running in any containerized environment that conforms to the performance requirements for vioperf, vnetperf, and vcpuperf.

As Vertica extends our support and deployment in containerized environments including Kubernetes, we cannot test and certify all possible configurations. However, OpenText makes an effort to ensure the success of its customers on recent versions of supported operating systems for the x86_64 architecture.

Vertica tests containers running on Docker. When the underlying hardware, OS, and container are configured correctly, the database system performs well. In some circumstances, there is a minor performance difference for queries made against a cold- or partially-populated depot when accessing communal storage.

Because your Vertica support contract covers Vertica products only, if you choose to run Vertica on a container configuration and you experience an issue that might not be caused by Vertica products, the Vertica Support team might ask you to reproduce the issue in a different environment, or engage with the support resources for your containerization technology.

For guidelines on how to provision and size your Kubernetes resources for Vertica deployments, see Recommendations for Sizing Vertica Nodes and Clusters in the Vertica Knowledge Base.

VerticaDB Operator and Vertica Server Version Support

The VerticaDB operator supports Vertica server versions 11.0.0 and higher.

Container Orchestration Version Support

Component Supported Version
Kubernetes 1.21.1 and higher
Helm 3.5.0 and higher

Supported Communal Storage

Containerized Vertica on Kubernetes supports the following public and private cloud providers:

  • Amazon Web Services S3
  • S3-compatible storage, such as MinIO
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Hadoop File Storage

Supported Managed Kubernetes Services

Vertica supports managed Kubernetes services on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).