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Analytics Toolbox Overview

The CARTO Analytics Toolbox is a suite of functions and procedures to easily enhance the geospatial capabilities available in the different leading cloud data warehouses.
It is currently available for Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Redshift, Databricks and PostgreSQL.
The Analytics Toolbox contains more than 100 advanced spatial functions, grouped in different modules.

How does it work

Technically speaking, the CARTO Analytics Toolbox is a set of SQL UDFs and Stored Procedures that run natively within each data warehouse, leveraging their computational power and scalability and avoiding the need for time consuming ETL processes.
The functions can be executed directly from the CARTO Workspace or in your cloud data warehouse console and APIs, using SQL commands.
Here’s an example of a query that returns the compact H3 cells for a given region, using Analytics Toolbox functions such as H3_POLYFILL() or H3_COMPACT() from our H3 module.
Check the documentation for each data warehouse (listed below) for a complete SQL reference, guides, and examples.
WITH q AS (
SELECT `carto-un`.carto.H3_COMPACT(
`carto-un`.carto.H3_POLYFILL(geom,11)) as h3
FROM `carto-do-public-data.carto.geography_usa_censustract_2019`
WHERE geoid='36061009900'
)
SELECT h3 FROM q, UNNEST(h3) as h3

Supported Data Warehouses

Google BigQuery

Unlock advanced geospatial within Google Cloud. Find more information, guides, and examples here:

Snowflake

Get your Snowflake geospatial capabilities to the next level, no matter what cloud you use. Find more information, guides, and examples here:

Amazon Redshift

Combine the power of Redshift with the geospatial capabilities of CARTO. Find more information, guides, and examples here:

Databricks

Use CARTO Analytics Toolbox natively in Databricks. Find more information, guides, and examples here:

PostgreSQL

Combine PostGIS with the CARTO Analytics Toolbox in your own PostgreSQL instance. Find more information, guides, and examples here: