Pivotal Greenplum 5.8 Released!

June 11, 2018 Greg Chase

Version 5.8 of Pivotal Greenplum is now available on Pivotal Network. Customers implementing or migrating should always make use of the latest available version.  On average, a new minor release of Pivotal Greenplum can be expected every 4 to 6 weeks. New features in this release include:

  • Improvements to GPORCA query optimizations (details)

  • Configurable limitations to number of query slices that can be generated (details)

  • gpfdist protocol for external tables now uses SSL certificate authentication (details)

  • Resource groups can now manage memory and CPU for PL/Container (details)

Partners should take note of a few of important experimental features that are part of this release:

  • S3 storage plugin for backup and restore (details)

  • Storage plugin API for partners to create backup solutions compatible with gpbackup and gprestore. Pivotal is in consultation with several backup storage partners to build plugins to their solutions (details)

  • Pivotal Greenplum-Informatica Connector which is compatible with Greenplum 5.x, Informatica PowerCenter 10.2 and the Informatica Cloud APIs. The old version of the connector for older versions of Informatica and Greenplum are still available from Informatica (details).


Experimental features are still undergoing development, so feedback from customers and partners is desired.  While these features may not be ready for production usage, now is a good time to become familiar with them and try them out with your customer.


About the Author

Greg Chase

Greg Chase is an enterprise software business leader more than 20 years experience in business development, marketing, sales, and engineering with software companies. Most recently Greg has been focused on building the community and ecosystem around Pivotal Greenplum and Pivotal Cloud Foundry as part of the Global Ecosystem Team at Pivotal. His goal is to to help create powerful solutions for Pivotal’s customers, and drive business for Pivotal’s partners. Greg is also a wine maker, dog lover, community volunteer, and social entrepreneur.

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