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!