Managing the Vertica Connector
The Zoomdata Vertica connector lets you access the data available in the Vertica SQL query engine for visualization and exploration using the Zoomdata client. The Zoomdata Vertica connector supports Vertica version 7.2.
Before you can establish a connection from Zoomdata to Vertica storage, a connector server needs to be installed and configured. See Managing Connectors for general instructions and Connecting to Vertica for details specific to the Vertica connector.
After the connector has been set up, you can create data source configurations that specify the necessary connection information and identify the data you want to use. See Managing Data Source Configurations for more information. After data sources are configured, they can be used to create dashboards and charts from your data. See Creating Dashboards and Creating Charts.
Zoomdata Feature Support
The Vertica connector supports all Zoomdata features, except for the following features:
- Derived fields
- Kerberos authentication
- User delegation
The Vertica connector requires a JDBC driver to be configured before you can connect to your data source. You can download the driver from the vendor's site. If you are upgrading, keep in mind you need to configure the JDBC driver - see Upgrading the Zoomdata Server for instructions. For more information and steps, see Adding a JDBC Driver .
Zoomdata supports Flex tables. However, you must properly map the metadata for the Flex tables in Vertica to use these data in Zoomdata.
The Interval data type in Vertica will be converted to the Number type in Zoomdata. The values for the Interval data type will be converted as follows in Zoomdata:
- INTERVAL [DAY TO SECOND] - number of seconds
- INTERVAL [YEAR TO MONTH] - number of months
The fields containing these converted data will be marked as Raw Data Only. You can view these data in the Details window on a chart or export as raw data .