Vertica 8.0.1 is chockful of great new features, two of which expand our geospatial capabilities.
First, Vertica has improved performance when building a spatial index of polygons. Prior to 8.0.1, Vertica checked the validity of all polygons before creating or refreshing a spatial index. By eliminating the validity check, the index builds faster.
Second, Vertica users can now export columns that contain GEOMETRY and GEOGRAPHY data to another Vertica database using the EXPORT TO VERTICA statement. As in previous releases, you can also export geospatial data types to a shapefile.
Try out these new geospatial capabilities in Vertica 8.0.1. You can get the Community Edition here.