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ANALYZE_STATISTICS_PARTITION

I declre this partition on table:

ALTER TABLE public.T2
        PARTITION BY   date(ts at time zone 'UTC')::date 
        GROUP BY (
        CASE WHEN DATEDIFF('MONTH', date(ts at time zone 'UTC')::date, NOW()::TIMESTAMPTZ(6)) >= 12 
               THEN DATE_TRUNC('MONTH', date(ts at time zone 'UTC')::date)
             ELSE date(ts at time zone 'UTC')::date END);

During the day Vertica inserts to the table, data with time ts.
At the end of each business day I will call ANALYZE_STATISTICS_PARTITION and collect statistics on all data
what is the best query to run:
SELECT ANALYZE_STATISTICS_PARTITION('public.T2', CURRENT_DATE::VARCHAR(10), CURRENT_DATE::VARCHAR(10));
or
SELECT ANALYZE_STATISTICS_PARTITION('public.T2', minvalue, maxvalue);
when max and min are :

select projection_name, min(partition_key), max(partition_key) from partitions
group by projection_name

Best Answers

  • Accepted Answer

    Optimizer is not going to do partition pruning, if partition is on expression.
    There is a performance benefits on adding date column and partitioning on column directly.
    That, of course, come at price of increased license usage for data size.

  • Vertica_CurtisVertica_Curtis Employee
    Accepted Answer

    I'm not sure Vertica cares which command you run. It's going to identify applicable partitions, and run stats on those partitions. So, I suspect they are functionally equivalent.

    I'm not sure what you're argument is there, Sergey - the optimizer will do partition pruning if you're doing a filter on the partitioned expression. The optimizer even does partition pruning even if it's not. If I partition on "state", and do a query lookup by zip-code, the optimizer can determine that certain zip codes don't exist in certain states, and can prune those states from its target set. It uses statistics min/max values at the ROS level to know what to prune.

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