VMware Tanzu Greenplum Reviews

VMware Tanzu Greenplum is the #9 ranked solution of our top Data Warehouse tools. It's rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Apache Hadoop - VMware Tanzu Greenplum vs Apache Hadoop

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Gyula Bereczky
Real User
Senior Data Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 18 2020

What is most valuable?

The parallel load features mean that Greenplum is capable of high-volume data loading in parallel to all of the cluster segments, which is really valuable. The service management capabilities are good. The external data integration with Parquet, Avro, CSV, and unstructured JSON works well. It has an… more »

What needs improvement?

The initial setup is somewhat complex and the out-of-the-box configuration requires optimization. - OS settings need to be tuned according to the Install guide. - Only group/spread mirroring by gpinistsystem, block mirroring is manual (Best Practices Guide) - Db maintenance scripts are not supplied… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before I joined this company, I used different data warehousing solutions. Making the transition to Greenplum requires a completely different mindset because it is massively parallel. It's more like a Big Data mindset, where you need to consider that you are distributing data between cluster nodes… more »

What other advice do I have?

We are currently in the process of upgrading from version 5.26 to 6.11 and I can already see a lot of improvements. I can't wait to try them. According to the roadmap, there are a lot of new improvements coming in the V7 version, which is due out next year. My advice for anybody who is implementing… more »
Real User
Co-Founder, Chief of Operations with 10,001+ employees
Jul 31 2019

What is most valuable?

We chose Greenplum because of the architecture in terms of clustering databases and being able to have, or at least utilize the resources that are sitting on a database.

What needs improvement?

The installation is difficult and should be made easier. Maybe if the process was simpler it would have a quicker adoption by other developers. This could also be accomplished by providing training aids, such as videos to help with installation or using certain features. There are resources… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution specifically for the scalability. This solution has a more futuristic technology, as opposed to the old school kind of data warehousing. If people are interested in getting something that is more future-proof, then I would recommend this solution. So far, we're… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have used Oracle and Microsoft SQL, but we haven't had much success. We found that Oracle was not as scalable and we were having some performance bottlenecks. Also, from a licensing perspective, Greenplum was a better choice. For all of these reasons, we have chosen to invest heavily in… more »
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DrazenOrescanin
Consultant
Principal Consultant at Poslovna Inteligencija
Aug 07 2019

What is most valuable?

It's a good core database. Scalability and performance are very good. I also like the fact the solution is open-source, so you can use it free of charge.

What needs improvement?

Some integration with other platforms like design tools, and ETL development tools, that will enable some advanced functionality (like fully down processing, etc.) would be helpful in future releases. Also, if the solution could offer automated creation of DDL statements from power designers, for… more »

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

It's open-source, so it's free to use.

What other advice do I have?

I'm a partner that works mainly with enterprises. Mostly the partners are big telcos and we deal with tens of terabytes of data. MPP and columnar databases are the future of the analytical landscape. The era of appliances is over, so implementation of an MPP database on-premises or on the cloud is… more »
Real User
Site Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 29 2019

What do you think of VMware Tanzu Greenplum?

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…
Consultant
Consultant/Architect with 51-200 employees
Jan 28 2020

What do you think of VMware Tanzu Greenplum?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for telecom customers.

What is most valuable?

In terms of most valuable features, I'd say Pivotal Greenplum's shared-nothing architecture.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see a bridge between Greenplum and Hadoop.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We didn't have any issues yet with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In terms of scalability, I just have one master and two segment hosts.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is a little complex. It took around two weeks to deploy.

What other advice do I have?

I prefer an open-source solution but Pivotal Greenplum is cheap and has many functionalities. On a scale of 1 -10 I'd rate it a 6.

Which deployment

What is VMware Tanzu Greenplum?

Parallel Postgres for enterprise analytics at scale
With improved transaction processing capability and support for streaming ingest, Greenplum can address workloads across a spectrum of analytic and operational contexts, from traditional business intelligence to deep learning.

Also known as
Greenplum, Pivotal Greenplum
VMware Tanzu Greenplum customers

General Electric, Conversant, China CITIC Bank, Aridhia, Purdue University

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