CREATE TABLE vendor_dimension ( vendor_key INTEGER NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, vendor_name VARCHAR(64), vendor_address VARCHAR(64), vendor_city VARCHAR(64), vendor_state CHAR(2), vendor_region VARCHAR(32), deal_size INTEGER, last_deal_update DATE );
Table Data Storage
Unlike traditional databases that store data in tables, Vertica physically stores table data in projections, which are collections of table columns. Projections store data in a format that optimizes query execution. Similar to materialized views, they store result sets on disk rather than compute them each time they are used in a query.