Category: Blog

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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Netezza to Greenplum Webinar – Feb 13.

Join us on Feb 13 – Ten Reasons Why Netezza Professionals Should Consider Greenplum Webinar. This webinar is for IT professionals who have devoted considerable time and effort growing their careers in and around the Netezza platform.  We’ll explore the architectural similarities and technical specifics of what makes the open source Greenplum Database a logical…
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Announcing the Greenplum Summit 2019 Agenda: Scale Matters!

We’re excited to announce the agenda for the second annual Greenplum Summit. The schedule is packed with great sessions from Greenplum users and experts.

Enabling Agile Data Analysis with AWS and Greenplum

Enabling Agile Data Analysis with AWS and Greenplum Business Problem At Pivotal we get to work with many customers who are looking to adopt an agile approach to how they develop and deploy applications.  For applications, this is done by utilizing continuous integration with products like Pivotal Cloud Foundry and methodologies of extreme programming and…
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Building your own GPDB open source docker

Building your own GPDB open source docker Most users want to start using Greenplum to generate analytics but facing users frictions such as limited access to physical machines and  technical knowledge to setup and install Greenplum.  The purpose of this blog is to make it easier, so that users can quickly start using Greenplum. In…
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Happy Holidays Greenplum Community

It’s been more than 10 years since my first involvement in the Greenplum Data Platform and rarely a day goes by that a colleague, a customer, a competitor, or most importantly a user – reminds me why it was a great decision then and an even better decision now.  To the entire greenplum community –…
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