Pivotal Greenplum Review

Helpful for horizontal scaling, but the deployment process can be made easier


What is our primary use case?

The primary use of this solution is for horizontal scalability.

We have an on-premises deployment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is horizontal scaling.

What needs improvement?

The deployment process for this solution could be made easier.

I saw some limitation with respect to the column store, and removing this would be an improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for about two months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable enough. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are not yet sure about scalability, but we will see in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not been in touch with technical support for this solution.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using MySQL prior to this solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution was not simple, but it was not too complex, either. I would say that it was of medium complexity.

Our deployment took approximately two days, although this was only a partial deployment. We have yet to add another node.

What about the implementation team?

We performed the deployment in-house.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are using the open-source version of this solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Prior to choosing this solution, we evaluated MySQL and PostgreSQL.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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