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Rockset Profile

Vendor-supported plugin

Certain core functionality may vary. If you would like to report a bug, request a feature, or contribute, you can check out the linked repository and open an issue.

Overview of dbt-rockset#

Maintained by: Rockset, Inc.
Source: Github
Core version: v0.19.2 and newer
dbt Cloud: Not Supported
dbt Slack channel: Slack

The easiest way to install is to use pip:

pip install dbt-rockset

Connecting to Rockset with dbt-rockset#

The dbt profile for Rockset is very simple and contains the following fields:

rockset:  target: dev  outputs:    dev:      type: rockset      workspace: [schema]      api_key: [api_key]      api_server: [api_server] # (Default is


viewYESCreates a view.
tableYESCreates a collection.
ephemeralYESExecutes queries using CTEs.
incrementalYESCreates a collection if it doesn't exist, and then writes results to it.


  1. unique_key is not supported with incremental, unless it is set to _id, which acts as a natural unique_key in Rockset anyway.
  2. The table materialization is slower in Rockset than most due to Rockset's architecture as a low-latency, real-time database. Creating new collections requires provisioning hot storage to index and serve fresh data, which takes about a minute.
  3. Rockset queries have a two-minute timeout. Any model which runs a query that takes longer to execute than two minutes will fail.