If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering VMware Tanzu Greenplum, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would definitely recommend VMware Tanzu Greenplum. It's open-source and the support is great. It's also relatively cheap compared to similar solutions. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of ten — I really like it.
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 Greenplum is that they really need an expert to assist them. They might hire consultants or grow experts in-house, although that takes time and it is not always straightforward. You can use Greenplum out of the box but to really leverage all of the capabilities, you definitely need to tune your system and also design your database objects. When people think about a database they usually think about Oracle, Mircosoft SQL, or maybe MySQL. Greenplum is a distributed database that needs a completely different mindset. I think that when people start to use it, they don't really understand. For example, you cannot switch from Oracle to Hadoop because you will need the same change, but when they switch to Greenplum from Oracle, or just put data from Oracle to Greenplum, they don't consider this change as seriously as they would for Hadoop. Overall, I am very happy with this product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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.
I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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 the way to go. Greenplum is definitely one of the leaders in this area. I would rate the solution eight out of ten. If they improved the integration with other platforms in the landscape I would rate it higher.
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 comfortable with what we've seen. What we have configured is addressing our needs at the moment. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
I'm looking for your advice on how to migrate smoothly from Oracle Exadata to VMware Tanzu Greenplum.