Exasol 7.0 has been released As you have heard we just released the latest iteration of Exasol. Version 7.0 brings a large number of improvements in all parts of the Software. Areas of improvement are especially Data Vault support, Performance (yes, we get even faster!) and GPU support (Data Scientists - that one's for you!).   New Features Training & Certification We plan to have an Exasol 7 New Features course and a dedicated Certification exam to upgrade your Exasol 6 Certified Professional (ECP) certificates to ECP 7. Both will be added to our training & certification curriculum after 7.1 has been released this year. That way, there's only one course and one certification exam for you to go through, covering all Exasol 7 new features. Training Videos for the new features We know that you are curious what our latest release can offer you. To quench your thirst we created some instructional videos that cover some of the new Exasol 7.0 New Features: What can you do with Exasol 7.0 and how does that work? These will then be part of the upcoming Exasol 7 New Features course later: Hashtype & Hash Functions They are especially useful for Data Vault implementations: They deliver even better performance for the combination Data Vault & Exasol! Optimizer Preview The Optimizer has been rewritten and improved in 7.0. This feature allows to activate the new optimizer to see the effect. Consumer Groups & Temp DB RAM limits We introduce consumer groups, replacing the formerly used priority groups. They help to mitigate issues with certain sessions consuming too much Temp DB RAM. Native JSON Functions JSON functions can now be used natively within SQL statements without the need for UDFs.   In case you are looking for more information and if you are interested in other features, please leave your comment and questions below this article. We're happy to hear from you 😀
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Welcome to Exasol Training   Our goal is simple: For you to get the most out of Exasol! Exasol is easy to work with and no extensive training is required. Our short and to-the-point courses will get you started and are designed to ensure you get the best out of a great product. We deliver courses in two different formats: Course Delivery Formats Exacademy (Online Learning)  Team Training (Instructor-led)   This is our primary delivery format: Free online training with videos, quizzes and hands-on practices. Our online courses: are   free of charge are completely self-paced (do it whenever you want, no deadlines, no expire time) could be completed within one day per course contain videos, quizzes and hands-on practices offer charged certification as an option The content of these free courses is the same as with the instructor-led courses. Certification is optional and comes with a charge of 150 Euro per attempt. Instructor-led team trainings are a more traditional training environment and can be conducted at customer locations or via web conferences remotely. The content of the instructor-led courses is the same as with our free online courses. They have a fixed duration of one day per course. Instructor-led training is charged - usually, your account manager will negotiate pricing. Certification is included with team training.         You can register for our free online courses here:  https://exacademy.exasol.com You may contact us at  training@exasol.com  about any team training. Watch this short clip (4:13 minutes) to see what Exacademy looks like and how to register:      Learning path with three tracks Our learning path has three tracks: Common, Developer, and Administrator. It starts with the Common track that has content relevant for anyone who uses Exasol in a technical role. After the common track, the learning path splits into the Developer track and the Administrator track. At the end of each course, you can take a certification exam and receive a certificate afterward.     Track details   Common Track Developer Track Administrator Track Suitable for: anyone who uses Exasol in a technical role database developers and data scientists admins in charge of an Exasol database Covers topics like: Introduction to Exasol Database Design Performance Management Profiling Lua fundamentals Preprocessor Scripts BucketFS UDF Scripts Exasol Cluster Architecture Installing Exasol on premise Installing Exasol on AWS Scalability in AWS Includes the following courses:     1. Exasol Essentials   (prerequisite for all other courses) 2. Exasol Performance Management     1. Exasol Database Development 2. Exasol Advanced Analytics   1. Exasol Administration Essentials  2. Exasol Administration on-premises  3. Exasol Administration on AWS Certifications Exasol Certified Associate (ECA) Exasol Certified Performance Expert Exasol Certified Professional Developer (ECA required) Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics Exasol Certified Professional Administrator (ECA required) Exasol Certified Expert for on premises deployment Exasol Certified Expert for AWS deployment   It is highly recommended to complete the Common Track before proceeding with the other tracks.  Certifications Our certification exams are   charged per attempt can be accessed via Exacademy (also for Instructor-led courses) can be done online as multiple-choice tests are optional payment directly or by certification voucher 150 Euro list price per attempt You did training with us before? See here for details what has changed and why.
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Starting 2020, we have implemented some significant changes in our training and certification programme:   Changes in Course Delivery   Primary Course Format Self-Paced Courses Course durations We consider now free online training via exacademy.exasol.com to be our primary course delivery format. Public instructor-led training has been discontinued. Instructor-led team training is still offered on demand, though. The free online learning courses available on exacademy.exasol.com are now completely self-paced. We discontinue the formerly used two-weeks duration for online learning courses. After enrollment, the course content is available for an unlimited time and there are no more deadlines for hands-on practices. When Exasol delivers one of the courses from our new curriculum detailed below, the duration is one day for every instructor-led course. Taken as a free online learning course, it's up to the attendees how much time they want to dedicate to the course. Each online learning course could be completed within one day, though.   Changes in Registration We discontinued using Jira for Exasol training purposes. Registration and enrollment for Exacademy can be done by attendees on exacademy.exasol.com directly. Courseware can then be downloaded there. Certification can be accessed via Exacademy. Your old Jira training accounts will just expire automatically with no need to re-activate them. Your training and certification records will be preserved, though. Communication on behalf of team trainings will be done by email (training@exasol.com) respectively via your Exasol account manager.  If you want to ask questions in the training forum, you will need to register for the Exasol Community.   Changes in Curriculum Our course curriculum has been enhanced and improved to better suit customer demands. We introduced a Common track with content that is relevant for anyone who uses Exasol in a technical role. After the common track, the learning path splits into the Developer track and the Administrator track. Three tracks     Track details   Common Track Developer Track Administrator Track Suitable for: anyone who uses Exasol in a technical role database developers and data scientists admins in charge of an Exasol database Covers topics like: Introduction to Exasol Database Design Performance Management Profiling Lua fundamentals Preprocessor Scripts BucketFS UDF Scripts Exasol Cluster Architecture Installing Exasol on premise Installing Exasol on AWS Scalability in AWS Includes the following courses:   1. Exasol Essentials   (prerequisite for all other courses) 2. Exasol Performance Management     1. Exasol Database Development 2. Exasol Advanced Analytics   1. Exasol Administration Essentials  2. Exasol Administration on-premises  3. Exasol Administration on AWS Certifications Exasol Certified Associate (ECA) Exasol Certified Performance Expert Exasol Certified Professional Developer (ECA required) Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics Exasol Certified Professional Administrator (ECA required) Exasol Certified Expert for on premises deployment Exasol Certified Expert for AWS deployment   How does it map to courses you have already taken? If you did training with us before, you may wonder how these changes are mapping to your past courses: Your old course Mapping to the new curriculum structure Exasol Database Development Essentials (2 days, now retired) Exasol Essentials (Everything not Lua related) + Exasol Database Development (Lua scripting) Exasol Performance Management (1day, no change) Exasol Performance Management Exasol Advanced Scripting (1day, now retired) Exasol Database Development (same content as former Exasol Advanced Scripting) Exasol Advanced Analytics (1day, no change) Exasol Advanced Analytics Exasol Database Adminstration Essentials (2 days, now retired) Exasol Administration Essentials (Everything not platform-specific) + Exasol Administration on premises   These changes remove duplicate content and administrators and developers find now content that is relevant for both job roles in the common track. The duration of one day for each course makes it easier to asses the time you need to spend for your Exasol education. If you attended the old course Exasol Database Administration Essentials, but not the old Exasol Database Development Essentials course, we strongly recommend you enroll to the new course Exasol Essentials.   Changes in Certification All certification exams (also for instructor-led trainings) can now be accessed via Exacademy. Payment can be done online per attempt or by purchasing certification vouchers upfront. Exasol partners get a discount for certification voucher contingents. These voucher codes can be entered online directly by the examinee. The certificate and a badge can now be downloaded directly after passing the exam. Course Certificate Exasol Essentials (Prerequisite for all other courses) Exasol Certified  Associate Exasol Performance Management Exasol Certified Performance Expert Exasol Database Development Exasol 6 Certified Professional Developer (ECA mandatory) Exasol Advanced Analytics Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics Exasol Administration Essentials Exasol 6 Certified Professional Administrator (ECA mandatory) Exasol Administration on premises Exasol Certified Expert for on premises deployment Exasol Administration on AWS Exasol Certified Expert for AWS deployment   Exasol Certified Professional (ECP) We introduced the Exasol 6 Certified Professional Developer and the Exasol 6 Certified Professional Administrator with the idea to offer a common Exasol 7 New Features course after version 7 has been released together with a common upgrade exam that enables you to upgrade your ECP 6 to ECP 7. This will be continued with every following major release. That way, it's easy for you to keep up with Exasol's new features and to indicate that updated knowledge to the public as well. How do the new certificates map to my old ones? Old certificate New certificate you are entitled to Exasol Certified Database Developer (now retired) Exasol Certified Associate + Exasol 6 Certified Professional Developer Exasol Certified Scripting Expert (now retired) No replacement Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics (no change) Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics Exasol Certified Performance Expert (no change) Exasol Certified Performance Expert Exasol Certified Administrator (now retired) Exasol 6 Certified Professional Administrator + Exasol Certified Expert for on premises deployment    
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You may download and use the badge on this page according to the terms listed below if you passed the current online exam “Exasol Certified Expert for AWS deployment” Upon passing the online certification exam respectively upon fulfilling the certification requirements, Exasol grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal right to use this badge on your resume, business cards, marketing collateral, letterhead and website solely in connection with your provision of services in relation to the Exasol technology for which you have a current, valid Certificate. By downloading this badge, you agree not to use the badge in any manner that would diminish, tarnish or otherwise damage Exasol’s image or reputation, or the goodwill associated with the badge. You agree not to file any application to register any trademark, service mark, or domain name for the badge or any other mark confusingly similar to the badge, and not to use Exasol trademarks or potentially confusing variation of Exasol trademarks as part of your company name, product or service names, or domain names. By downloading this badge, you agree that the badge is owned solely and exclusively by Exasol. You will not register or attempt to register the badge (or any mark confusingly similar thereto), or claim any interest in, contest the use of, or otherwise adversely affect the validity of the badge anywhere in the world. You agree not to interfere with or bring any kind of action or legal or administrative proceeding in relation to the rights and title of Exasol in or to the badge or any other Exasol trademarks or badges.
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You may download and use the badge on this page according to the terms listed below if you passed the current online exam “Exasol Certified Expert for on premises deployment” or if you hold a formerly granted certificate as “Exasol Certified Administrator”  (Issued before 2020, now retired) Upon passing the online certification exam respectively upon fulfilling the certification requirements, Exasol grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal right to use this badge on your resume, business cards, marketing collateral, letterhead and website solely in connection with your provision of services in relation to the Exasol technology for which you have a current, valid Certificate. By downloading this badge, you agree not to use the badge in any manner that would diminish, tarnish or otherwise damage Exasol’s image or reputation, or the goodwill associated with the badge. You agree not to file any application to register any trademark, service mark, or domain name for the badge or any other mark confusingly similar to the badge, and not to use Exasol trademarks or potentially confusing variation of Exasol trademarks as part of your company name, product or service names, or domain names. By downloading this badge, you agree that the badge is owned solely and exclusively by Exasol. You will not register or attempt to register the badge (or any mark confusingly similar thereto), or claim any interest in, contest the use of, or otherwise adversely affect the validity of the badge anywhere in the world. You agree not to interfere with or bring any kind of action or legal or administrative proceeding in relation to the rights and title of Exasol in or to the badge or any other Exasol trademarks or badges.
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You may download and use the badge on this page according to the terms listed below if you passed the current online exam “Exasol 6 Certified Professional Administrator” or if you hold a formerly granted certificate as “Exasol Certified Administrator”  (Issued before 2020, now retired) Upon passing the online certification exam respectively upon fulfilling the certification requirements, Exasol grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal right to use this badge on your resume, business cards, marketing collateral, letterhead and website solely in connection with your provision of services in relation to the Exasol technology for which you have a current, valid Certificate. By downloading this badge, you agree not to use the badge in any manner that would diminish, tarnish or otherwise damage Exasol’s image or reputation, or the goodwill associated with the badge. You agree not to file any application to register any trademark, service mark, or domain name for the badge or any other mark confusingly similar to the badge, and not to use Exasol trademarks or potentially confusing variation of Exasol trademarks as part of your company name, product or service names, or domain names. By downloading this badge, you agree that the badge is owned solely and exclusively by Exasol. You will not register or attempt to register the badge (or any mark confusingly similar thereto), or claim any interest in, contest the use of, or otherwise adversely affect the validity of the badge anywhere in the world. You agree not to interfere with or bring any kind of action or legal or administrative proceeding in relation to the rights and title of Exasol in or to the badge or any other Exasol trademarks or badges.
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You may download and use the badge on this page according to the terms listed below if you passed the current online exam “Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics” Upon passing the online certification exam respectively upon fulfilling the certification requirements, Exasol grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal right to use this badge on your resume, business cards, marketing collateral, letterhead and website solely in connection with your provision of services in relation to the Exasol technology for which you have a current, valid Certificate. By downloading this badge, you agree not to use the badge in any manner that would diminish, tarnish or otherwise damage Exasol’s image or reputation, or the goodwill associated with the badge. You agree not to file any application to register any trademark, service mark, or domain name for the badge or any other mark confusingly similar to the badge, and not to use Exasol trademarks or potentially confusing variation of Exasol trademarks as part of your company name, product or service names, or domain names. By downloading this badge, you agree that the badge is owned solely and exclusively by Exasol. You will not register or attempt to register the badge (or any mark confusingly similar thereto), or claim any interest in, contest the use of, or otherwise adversely affect the validity of the badge anywhere in the world. You agree not to interfere with or bring any kind of action or legal or administrative proceeding in relation to the rights and title of Exasol in or to the badge or any other Exasol trademarks or badges.
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You may download and use the badge on this page according to the terms listed below if you passed the current online exam “Exasol 6 Certified Professional Developer” or if you hold a formerly granted certificate as “Exasol Certified Developer”  (Issued before 2020, now retired) Upon passing the online certification exam respectively upon fulfilling the certification requirements, Exasol grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal right to use this badge on your resume, business cards, marketing collateral, letterhead and website solely in connection with your provision of services in relation to the Exasol technology for which you have a current, valid Certificate. By downloading this badge, you agree not to use the badge in any manner that would diminish, tarnish or otherwise damage Exasol’s image or reputation, or the goodwill associated with the badge. You agree not to file any application to register any trademark, service mark, or domain name for the badge or any other mark confusingly similar to the badge, and not to use Exasol trademarks or potentially confusing variation of Exasol trademarks as part of your company name, product or service names, or domain names. By downloading this badge, you agree that the badge is owned solely and exclusively by Exasol. You will not register or attempt to register the badge (or any mark confusingly similar thereto), or claim any interest in, contest the use of, or otherwise adversely affect the validity of the badge anywhere in the world. You agree not to interfere with or bring any kind of action or legal or administrative proceeding in relation to the rights and title of Exasol in or to the badge or any other Exasol trademarks or badges.
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You may download and use the badge on this page according to the terms listed below if you passed the current online exam “Exasol Certified Performance Expert” Upon passing the online certification exam respectively upon fulfilling the certification requirements, Exasol grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal right to use this badge on your resume, business cards, marketing collateral, letterhead and website solely in connection with your provision of services in relation to the Exasol technology for which you have a current, valid Certificate. By downloading this badge, you agree not to use the badge in any manner that would diminish, tarnish or otherwise damage Exasol’s image or reputation, or the goodwill associated with the badge. You agree not to file any application to register any trademark, service mark, or domain name for the badge or any other mark confusingly similar to the badge, and not to use Exasol trademarks or potentially confusing variation of Exasol trademarks as part of your company name, product or service names, or domain names. By downloading this badge, you agree that the badge is owned solely and exclusively by Exasol. You will not register or attempt to register the badge (or any mark confusingly similar thereto), or claim any interest in, contest the use of, or otherwise adversely affect the validity of the badge anywhere in the world. You agree not to interfere with or bring any kind of action or legal or administrative proceeding in relation to the rights and title of Exasol in or to the badge or any other Exasol trademarks or badges.
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You may download and use the badge on this page according to the terms listed below if you passed the current online exam “Exasol Certified Associate” or if you hold a formerly granted certificate as “Exasol Certified Developer”  (Issued before 2020, now retired)   Upon passing the online certification exam respectively upon fulfilling the certification requirements, Exasol grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal right to use this badge on your resume, business cards, marketing collateral, letterhead and website solely in connection with your provision of services in relation to the Exasol technology for which you have a current, valid Certificate. By downloading this badge, you agree not to use the badge in any manner that would diminish, tarnish or otherwise damage Exasol’s image or reputation, or the goodwill associated with the badge. You agree not to file any application to register any trademark, service mark, or domain name for the badge or any other mark confusingly similar to the badge, and not to use Exasol trademarks or potentially confusing variation of Exasol trademarks as part of your company name, product or service names, or domain names. By downloading this badge, you agree that the badge is owned solely and exclusively by Exasol. You will not register or attempt to register the badge (or any mark confusingly similar thereto), or claim any interest in, contest the use of, or otherwise adversely affect the validity of the badge anywhere in the world. You agree not to interfere with or bring any kind of action or legal or administrative proceeding in relation to the rights and title of Exasol in or to the badge or any other Exasol trademarks or badges.
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