Pivotal Greenplum Review

The loaders – their methods, insert, update and merge – were most valuable.

Valuable Features

The Greenplum loaders – their methods, insert, update and merge – were most valuable. The external table feature within Greenplum was also very valuable in achieving performance and scalability

Improvements to My Organization

A lot of customers use Greenplum and for their ETL use cases they use Informatica PWX for Greenplum, which helps them achieve transfer of data from a number of data sources into Greenplum. We can help customers to load data effortlessly and quickly.

Room for Improvement

It would be best if Greenplum would support array writes through ODBC drivers . Currently through Data Direct Greenplum drivers we can have single row inserts into Greenplum only. It would help if array loading is supported.

Use of Solution

I have been using Greenplum loaders to load data into GreenPlum for three years.

Deployment Issues

There were no issues in deploying it.

Stability Issues

The external table feature helps to make this a stable solution.

Scalability Issues

It scales to our and our customers needs as required.

Customer Service and Technical Support

The ongoing response from their support on certain technical issues has been slow. It would help if we can have a faster turn-around here.

Previous Solutions

There was no other solution used previously.

Initial Setup

The installation and configuration is straightforward.

Implementation Team

We implemented through a in-house team . The overall solution will be useful and is not complex

Other Advice

If the use case is going to be requiring a huge data transfer and big data analytics. This is a good product to use.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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