Pivotal Greenplum on Amazon Web Services

Run Greenplum Analytics in the Public Cloud

Pivotal Greenplum

Advanced analytics meets traditional business intelligence with Pivotal Greenplum, the world’s first, fully featured, multi-cloud, massively parallel processing (MPP) data platform based on the open source Greenplum Database. Pivotal Greenplum provides comprehensive and integrated analytics on multi-structured data. Powered by one of the world’s most advanced cost-based query optimizers, Pivotal Greenplum delivers unmatched analytical query performance on massive volumes of data.

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a broad set of infrastructure services, such as computing power, storage options, networking and databases, delivered as a utility: on-demand, available in seconds, with pay-as-you-go pricing.

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Pivotal Greenplum is deployed on AWS via two marketplace offerings:

Pivotal Greenplum (BYOL)

Requires a license for Pivotal Greenplum, obtained directly from Pivotal before deploying the software using AWS resources.

Pivotal Greenplum (BYOL) on AWS

Pivotal Greenplum (Hourly)

An on-demand offering that incorporates both Pivotal Greenplum software costs and instance costs.

Pivotal Greenplum (Hourly) on AWS


Hybrid, S3, and On-Premises Queries

Query and return results for data that sits both on-premises or on AWS S3. Business intelligence, data science, or advanced analytical workloads can run in near-real-time across hybrid environments, breaking down data silos and expanding analytical possibilities. (Learn more about how to run hybrid queries on Amazon S3 data.)

Automated Cluster Instantiation and Provisioning

Instantiate new clusters from 1 to 18 nodes in less than one hour. Using Amazon CloudFormation, automatically provision multiple AWS resources in a single “stack,” a collection of resources treated as a single unit.

AWS Optimized Installation Including Networking

Up to 20GB network speeds by utilizing AWS network drivers.

All Popular Pivotal Greenplum Features Running on AWS

Pivotal Greenplum Command Center for monitoring and management
Advanced data science libraries of Apache MADlib, R, Python, Java, and more
Support for advanced machine learning
Support for Natural Language Processing with GPText (an Apache Solr extension for Pivotal Greenplum)
Petabyte-scale loading
Polymorphic storage
Optimized error handling and storage utilization
All other Greenplum features run seamlessly on AWS
Available Instance Types
Instance Type Storage Type Storage Size (TB) Memory (GB) vCPUs Network Speed Suggested Usage
d2.4xlarge Ephemeral 24 122 16 High Development / Testing
d2.4xlarge EBS 24 122 16 High Development / Testing
d2.4xlarge EBS Encrypted 24 122 16 High Development / Testing
d2.8xlarge Ephemeral 48 244 36 10GB Production
d2.8xlarge EBS 48 244 36 10GB Production
d2.8xlarge EBS Encrypted 48 244 36 10GB Production
r4.8xlarge EBS 48 244 32 10GB Production
r4.8xlarge EBS Encrypted 48 244 32 10GB Production
r4.16xlarge EBS 48 488 64 20GB Production ­with High Concurrency
r4.16xlarge EBS Encrypted 48 488 64 20GB Production ­with High Concurrency


Support is included with both Pivotal Greenplum (BYOL) and Pivotal Greenplum (Hourly) offerings. It includes:

Fast response times for critical issues
Unlimited number of support tickets
Remote support
Online access to documentation, technical resources, knowledge base, and discussion forums
Product updates and upgrades during the subscription period

Details for Pivotal On Demand Support Service can be found here

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