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Real User
Information Architecture Specialist (TOGAF Certified) at a comms service provider
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

* It's one of the fastest databases in the market. * It's easy to use. * From a maintenance perspective it's a good… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For complex queries, which would normally take a long time, and for reporting, it is very efficient. It doesn't take a… more»

What needs improvement?

The implementation of an upgrade takes a long time. But maybe it's different from one instance to another, I'm not sure… more»

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

Pricing is good compared to other products. It's fine.

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

We used to other products before, but when we worked with Greenplum, as compared to other products on the market, we found… more»

What other advice do I have?

I give it an eight out of 10. To bring it up to a 10, they need to interact more with customers. They need to explain the… more»
MikePluta
Real User
Senior Enterprise Technical Architect at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Of particular value to our environment and applications are the following Greenplum capabilities: * Scalable (Massive) Parallel Processing (MPP) – The ability to bring to bear large… more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see Greenplum maintain a closer relationship with and parity to features implemented in PostgreSQL. The current version of Greenplum is based on a fork of PostgreSQL… more»

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

The purchase of Greenplum was our first interaction with Pivotal. We have been a customer of EMC for a very long time.

What other advice do I have?

My primary reason for reducing points on this rating is due to the fact that Greenplum is based on a fork of PostgreSQL v8.2.15 (EOL by the PostgreSQL project on Dec 2011). The… more»
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OussamaBenreskallah
Real User
Senior Data Warehouse Developer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* Very fast for query processing * Parallel load * Polymorphic storage

How has it helped my organization?

Before we had Oracle Exadata, some queries would take more than 20 hours of execution. With Greenplum, it take a few… more»

What needs improvement?

It will be very useful if we could communicate with other database types from Greenplum (using a database link).

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

It is the best product with best fit for price/performance customer objectives.

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

Yes, Oracle Exadata. Performance was the main criteria for switching to Greenplum.

What other advice do I have?

I encourage other customer to try Greenplum, specifically for DWH use. It is a very useful product.

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What is Pivotal Greenplum?

Advanced analytics meets traditional business intelligence with Pivotal Greenplum, the world’s first fully-featured, multi-cloud, massively parallel processing (MPP) data platform based on the open source Greenplum Database. Pivotal Greenplum provides comprehensive and integrated analytics on multi-structured data. Powered by one of the world’s most advanced cost-based query optimizers, Pivotal Greenplum delivers unmatched analytical query performance on massive volumes of data.

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