About Greenplum Database
Greenplum Database is an MPP SQL Database based on PostgreSQL. Its used in production in hundreds of large corporations and government agencies around the world and including the open source has over thousands of deployments globally.
Greenplum Database scales to multi-petabyte data sizes with ease and allows a cluster of powerful servers to work together to provide a single SQL interface to the data.
In addition to using SQL for analyzing structured data, Greenplum provides modules and extensions on top of the PostgreSQL abstractions for in database machine learning and AI, Geospatial analytics, Text Search (with Apache Solr) and Text Analytics with Python and Java, and the ability to create user-defined functions with Python, R, Java, Perl, C or C++.
Greenplum Database Ubuntu Distribution
Greenplum Database is the only open source product in its category that has a large install base, and now with the release of Greenplum Database 5.3, Ready to Install binaries are hosted for the Ubuntu Operating System to make installation and deployment easy.
Ubuntu is a popular operating system in cloud-native environments and is based on the very well respected Debian Linux distribution.
In this article, I will demonstrate how to install the Open Source Greenplum Database binaries on the Ubuntu Operating System.
Working on enterprise software since 2002, and on big data and database management systems since 2007. Started on Greenplum Database in 2009 as a performance engineer and worked in various R&D and support capacities until shifting into product management for the world’s greatest database: Greenplum.