This is an ActiveRecord adapter for Vertica extracted from the activerecord-jdbc-adapter project.
This project is also an example of the activerecord-jdbc-adapter adapter extension discovery mechanism, and how you might organize a gem for your custom database. In particular, note:
lib/arjdbc/discover.rb: This file gets loaded by activerecord-jdbc-adapter, and where you register your extension. Follow the conventions in that file to declare it.
lib/arjdbc/vertica*: Organize the ::ArJdbc::Vertica code in here. Typically you'll have a
connection_methods.rbfile which creates a
vertica_connectionmethod on ActiveRecord::Base as well as an
adapter.rbfile which contains most of the custom adapter code.
lib/active_record/connection_adapters/vertica_adapter.rb: This file is what allows ActiveRecord to load an adapter from its
adapter: cachedbline in database.yml.