This documentation describes how to install, configure, and use VMware Tanzu Greenplum, and provides links to related Tanzu products that work with Tanzu Greenplum.

Welcome to Tanzu Greenplum

Tanzu Greenplum is a massively parallel processing (MPP) database server that supports next generation data warehousing and large-scale analytics processing. By automatically partitioning data and running parallel queries, it allows a cluster of servers to operate as a single database supercomputer performing tens or hundreds times faster than a traditional database. It supports SQL, MapReduce parallel processing, and data volumes ranging from hundreds of gigabytes, to hundreds of terabytes.

Differences Compared to Open Source Greenplum Database

VMware Tanzu Greenplum 6 includes all of the functionality in the open source Greenplum Database project and adds:

  • Product packaging and installation script
  • Support for QuickLZ compression. QuickLZ compression is not provided in the open source version of Greenplum Database due to licensing restrictions.
  • Support for data connectors:
    • Greenplum-NiFi Connector
    • Greenplum-Spark Connector
    • Greenplum-Informatica Connector
    • Greenplum-Kafka Integration
    • Greenplum Streaming Server
  • Support for Greenplum-sourced or enhanced contrib modules:
    • advanced_password_check
    • diskquota
    • gp_array_agg
    • gp_legacy_string_agg
    • gp_parallel_retrieve_cursor
    • gp_percentile_agg
    • gp_sparse_vector
    • greenplum_fdw
    • orafce
  • Data Direct ODBC/JDBC Drivers
  • Greenplum PostGIS Extension
  • gpcopy utility for copying or migrating objects between Greenplum systems
  • Support for managing Greenplum Database using VMware Tanzu Greenplum Command Center
  • Support for full text search and text analysis using VMware Tanzu GPText
  • Greenplum backup plugin for DD Boost
  • Backup/restore storage plugin API

Server Documentation

Tanzu Greenplum installation, configuration, administration, and maintenance information:

Client Documentation

UNIX-based client, load, and connectivity tools information for Tanzu Greenplum

Related Tanzu Greenplum documentation and utilities

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