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

Welcome to VMware Greenplum 7

VMware 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 Greenplum 7 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 retrieving query results with a Parallel Retrieve Cursor.
  • 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_legacy_string_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 Greenplum Command Center
  • Support for full text search and text analysis using VMware Greenplum Text
  • Greenplum backup plugin for DD Boost
  • Backup/restore storage plugin API

Server Documentation

VMware Greenplum server installation, configuration, administration, and maintenance information:

Client Documentation

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

Related Documentation

Related VMware Greenplum documentation and utilities

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