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Ashraf Eid
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... more»

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

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We used to other products before, but when we worked with Greenplum, as compared to other products on the market, we... 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... 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 – Where MADlib does not provide a direct solution to an application... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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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Statistician376
Real User
Statistician at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 17 2017

What is most valuable?

Greenplum is an MPP architecture database. Data can be distributed across multiple nodes and strong distribution will allow queries to execute on all segments at once, which is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Greenplum is a high powered, multi-node database that was chosen for its capacity to ingest and query data at extremely high rates of speed, enabling in Database Analytics and... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We did use other products in the company but it wasn’t an MPP architecture database. Our data was getting bigger so we needed something with MPP architecture to tackle big data... more»

What other advice do I have??

Greenplum is a MPP (massively parallel processing) database which is extremely fast. If people are dealing with very high volume of data, it is definitely a product to consider... more»
Gareth Crawshaw
Consultant
Consultant at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 02 2017

What is most valuable?

The MPP element is crucial, so far as it allows us to query millions of rows at a time, at speed.

How has it helped my organization?

The previous data warehouse was built in Oracle. One of the things which has improved in GreenPlum is that we can query millions of rows at... more»

What needs improvement?

We found some issues with larger tables that have daily data appended, where after a while this seems to create lag in the query speed. This... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We used Oracle previously. We based our choice on expertise in our US operation, where we have a GreenPlum expert who provided some amazing use... more»

What other advice do I have??

Investigate whether this solution works for you. It is worth creating a rating matrix to compare other similar products, and it is very useful... more»
Barath Ravichander
Consultant
Data Engineer at Broadridge Financial Solutions
Nov 08 2016

What is most valuable?

I've found that the data compression and ETL are the most valuable features for us. In 4.3.8.1 Pivotal confirmed that even restoring schema level backup is possible from a DB... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Loading batch data has really improved the efficiency of our organization. Running Extracts has drastically improved the timings. Being MPP which is a bulk operator - we were able... more»

What needs improvement?

Scaling of the solution needs to be improved. HD connection is available where as, not to any file system. Connecting Greenplum with Gemfire(In-Memory) to load, sync, and reconcile... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were using Sybase and handling massive data, bulk operation was not possible.
Barath Ravichander
Consultant
Data Engineer at Broadridge Financial Solutions
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

I've found that the database warehouse, data compression, and ETL to be the most valuable features for us.

How has it helped my organization?

Loading batch data has really improved the efficiency of our organization.

What needs improvement?

I'd like so see better scaling, better performance from in-memory databases, and a higher compression rate. We have been facing some performance... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We tried other MPP’s.

What other advice do I have??

If you want to implement this product, you would need to scale your product well before trying to implement.
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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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.
Barath Ravichander
Consultant
Data Engineer at Broadridge Financial Solutions
Nov 29 2016

What do you think of Pivotal Greenplum?

Valuable Features: Strong integration with Greenplum Servers. • Improvements to My Organization: Loading data to Greenplum server after batch processing. • Use of Solution: 6 months • Deployment Issues: Yes, issues with HA and issues in syncing with the Greenplum. • Scalability Issues: You cannot expect a split second response. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: On a scale of 10 I would rate it as 7 Technical Support: On a scale of 10 I would rate it as 8 • Previous Solutions: This has just been used for POC period not for a regular use. • Initial Setup: Initial setup works absolutely well. We were using with only Greenplum.

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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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