dbt-vertica

The vertica adapter plugin for dbt (data build tool)


License
MIT
Install
pip install dbt-vertica==0.18.2

Documentation

dbt-vertica

Your dbt adapter for Vertica.

Built on dbt 0.18.x

Uses vertica-python to connect to Vertica database.

Install

pip install dbt-vertica

You don't need to install dbt separately. Installing dbt-vertica will also install dbt-core and vertica-python.

Sample Profile Configuration

your-profile:
  outputs:
    dev:
      type: vertica # Don't change this!
      host: vertica-host-name
      port: 5433 # or your custom port (optional)
      username: your-username
      password: your-password
      database: vertica-database-name
      schema: your-default-schema
  target: dev

By default, dbt-vertica will request ConnectionLoadBalance=true (which is generally a good thing), and set a session label of dbt_your-username.

Reach out!

First off, I would not have been able to make this adapater if the smart folks at Fishtown Analytics didn't make it so easy. That said, it seems every database has its own little quirks. I ran into several different issues when adapting the macros to Vertica. If you find something not working right, please open an issue (assuming it has to do with the adapter and not dbt itself).

Also, I would be excited to hear about anyone who is able to benefit from using dbt with Vertica. (Just open an issue to leave me a comment.)