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Procedure for Backup methods in Greenplum Database

Purpose of the Document Procedure for Greenplum Database Backup on any DB versions of Greenplum. Procedure ================================================================ Checking Disk Space Usage ================================================================ Before taking a backup of each schema’s just check the DB size of each schema from Greenplum database. Login in to server as a root user. Switch the user to gpadmin    :    su…
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User and Schema Creation in Greenplum Database

Purpose of the Document Procedure for Creation of User / Database (Schema) on any DB versions of Greenplum. Procedure ================================================================      Create User Accounts ================================================================     Use the following procedure to create user account. (i)Login in to the server as a toot user (ii) switch in to gpadmin user (iii) Run the command :  psql postgres (iv)…
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Checking Greenplum Database Status – Linux

Purpose of the Document Procedure for Greenplum Database Start / Stop / Restart on any DB versions of Greenplum servers on Linux systems. To monitor a Greenplum Database system, you need to know information about the system as well as status information of the individual instances. The gpstate utility provides status information about a Greenplum…
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OLTP workload performance improvement in Greenplum 6

Greenplum 6 contains multiple optimizations for OLTP scenarios, greatly improving the performance of simple query, insert, delete, and update operations in high concurrent situations. These improvements include: Updating the PostgreSQL kernel version to 9.4. This update brings a new set of features while also improving the overall performance of the system. For example, the introduction…
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Pivotal Greenplum v6 Changes and New Features

Greenplum Database version 6 has released its beta release in March 2019 and the community of users is eagerly awaiting the huge release as a GA 6.0.0 which is pending according to community communications in about end of June time frame (plus/minus). Greenplum Database 6 is packed with new features some of the eye catching…
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GPExpand improvement in Greenplum 6.0

Gpexpand is a cluster expansion tool for Greenplum. It can provide more storage space and computing capacity by adding new hardware to an existing cluster. First its important to understand that a Greenplum cluster consists of many database segments. You can think of segments as the individual postgres databases that all store and process a…
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Deploying in the Cloud

Intro Pivotal Greenplum runs anywhere.  The same software runs on-premise or in the cloud.  However, the commercial clouds have similar but unique characteristics that make optimizing the performance of Greenplum also similar but unique to each cloud.   Over the past 2+ years, Pivotal has developed the Greenplum on AWS, Azure, and GCP Marketplaces products…
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Using Greenplum to access Minio

Pivotal Greenplum Database® (GPDB) is an advanced, fully featured, open source data warehouse. GPDB provides powerful and rapid analytics on petabyte scale data volumes. Greenplum 5.17.0 brings support to access highly-scalable cloud object storage systems such as Amazon S3, Azure Data Lake, Azure Blob Storage, and Google Cloud Storage. Minio is a high performance distributed object storage…
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10 Reasons Why Netezza Professionals Should Consider Greenplum

Don’t miss the dialog between two long time Netezza professionals as they talk about what many Netezza customers are struggling with: what to do now that it is being end of life’d? Bet the future on a proprietary database from a single vendor? Completely rewrite from scratch and try and leverage Hadoop or one of…
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Install Greenplum Database on GCP!

Today i decided to try installing Greenplum Database on GCP via the marketplace offering from Pivotal on the Google Cloud Marketplace. The whole process was seamless and took about 10 minutes to build a cluster with 1 master and 4 worker nodes. From the bookkeeping side, i had to create my GCP project to handle…
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