Vertica Tip: Analyzing Table Statistics by Column

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Vertica Tip: Analyzing Table Statistics by Column

Post by JimKnicely » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:59 pm

The ANALYZE_STATISTICS function collects and aggregates data samples and storage information from all nodes that store projections associated with the specified table. On a very large wide table, it takes a significant amount of time to gather those statistics.

In many situations only a few columns in the table are modified as part of an ETL/ELT process. In these cases instead of reanalyzing all of the table’s columns, you can analyze just the updated columns, reducing the ANALYZE_STATISTICS function’s run time!

Find out how here: ... -by-column
Jim Knicely


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