Greenplum v5 launched in September 2017 and the Greenplum developers have been hard at work since then on the next major version, V6, Code Name Mars, which is slated to release September 2018. In this post I will provide some high level updates on new developments on the V6 code line.
- PostgreSQL 8.4 merge has been completed. Greenplum v5 was based on 8.3, and now 6 has the complete 8.4 base. This is a great milestone but not the last milestone before the GP6 release as we expect to reach 9.x in this cycle. My favorite 8.4 feature is Column Level Permissions.