Vertica 8.0 Announced


Vertica announced their newest release today. This new version takes the existing column architecture, and combines traditional row store into a completely new product.

Notice: This was an April Fool’s post from 2015; for the official 8.0 release, click here.

The new hybrid architecture takes row and column storage into a completely revolutionary version named “Dimension.” This code name represents the new version’s ability to store data in two dimensions, storing more bits per sub-micrometer-sized magnetic region of storage devices. Thus enabling OLATP processing (online analytical transaction processing) in real time.

This release will also be able to run on single-board computers, such as Banana Pi and Raspberry Pi, eliminating the need for bulky hardware. Portability will be the highlight of this release, allowing Vertica users to take the platform wherever the analytical transaction platform may be needed. Use cases range from producing analytics while grocery shopping, to predictive fitness models for marathon runners.

Vertica has also decided to return to its roots and remove deletion/update syntax. In addition to preventing accidental deletions, I/O speeds will be significantly improved without performing updates. According to inside sources, this step will allow for 1 PB/hour ingestion speeds for in small clusters (200-300 nodes).

Other progressive features include integration with Microsoft Access to enable business users to perform Excel-on-Access-on-Vertica analytics (patent pending). This will extend Vertica’s Flex zone functionality beyond “dark data” into “ultra-dark” data. Special sessions will take place at this year’s Big Data Conference to showcase this latest offering.

Happy April Fools’ Day!

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Norbert Krupa

Norbert is the founder of and a Solutions Engineer at Talend. He is an HP Accredited Solutions Expert for Vertica Big Data Solutions. He has written the Vertica Diagnostic Queries which aim to cover monitoring, diagnostics and performance tuning. The views, opinions, and thoughts expressed here do not represent those of the user's employer.


  1. Mujeeb AbdurRahman April 1, 2015 at 7:51 AM -  Reply

    Good One….I feel for it…lol… 😉

  2. Dave Wentzel April 1, 2015 at 5:55 PM -  Reply

    Took me until “raspberry pi”.

    Love OLATP.

    I hate this day.

  3. Navin April 13, 2015 at 11:30 PM -  Reply

    Good one……..
    Would be amazing to have some of these features. If it were for Rasberry pi, I would definitely install it on mine…..

    Actually, I know one new feature that are planned for Vertica 8.0
    –Some in memory capabilities

    • Norbert Krupa April 13, 2015 at 11:32 PM -  Reply

      Hmm, where did you hear that? Details are still being scoped out for the next release.

  4. David September 12, 2016 at 10:44 AM -  Reply

    What does “remove deletion/update syntax” mean?

    • Norbert Krupa September 12, 2016 at 10:55 AM -  Reply

      It means that you won’t be able to perform DELETE or UPDATE. However, please take a look at the date of the post 🙂

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