Greenplum Database Best Practices Guide describes best practices for Greenplum Database. A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means. Best practices are found through experience and are proven to reliably lead to a desired result. Best practices are a commitment to use any product correctly and optimally, by leveraging all the knowledge and expertise available to ensure success.
This document does not teach you how to use Greenplum Database features. Refer to the Greenplum Database documentation at http://gpdb.docs.pivotal.io for information on how to use and implement specific Greenplum Database features. This document addresses the most important best practices to follow when designing, implementing, and using Greenplum Database.
It is not the intent of this document to cover the entire product or compendium of features but to provide a summary of what matters most in Greenplum Database. This document does not address edge use cases that can further leverage and benefit from these Greenplum Database features. Edge use cases require a proficient knowledge and expertise of these features and a deep understanding of your environment including SQL access, query execution, concurrency, workload, and other factors.
By mastering these best practices you will increase the success of your Greenplum Database clusters in the areas of maintenance, support, performance and scalability.