Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with VMware Tanzu Greenplum.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
As of now, I honestly don't see any room for improvement. I am very happy with this solution, It's helped me a lot. They should add more analytics. Their documentation could also be improved so that I don't have to bother my coworkers and tech support so often. They should advertise more and make it easier for consumers to leave feedback. That way, customers could read the reviews and decide if it's the right solution for them and their needs.
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 - some of them added in cloud - need to be implemented based on the Admin Guide. - Comes with two query optimizers, PQO is default, some queries perform better with the legacy planner, it needs to be set.
I'd like to see a bridge between Greenplum and Hadoop.
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.
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 example, it would be very useful.
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 currently available on their website, but you have to search through a lot of documentation.
I'm looking for your advice on how to migrate smoothly from Oracle Exadata to VMware Tanzu Greenplum.