Working with Vertica-Managed Tables
You can create two types of tables in Vertica, columnar and flexible. You can create both types as persistent or temporary. You can also create views that query a specific set of table columns.
The tables described in this section store their data in and are managed by the Vertica database. Vertica also supports external tables, which are defined in the database and store their data externally. For more information about external tables, see Working with External Data.