Hardware & Storage

Leverage compute and persistent storage options for VMware Tanzu Greenplum.

Take advantage of cloud-enabled hardware components from Dell when deploying VMware Tanzu Greenplum on-premises. Augment capabilities with specialized storage add-ons to increase performance.

Modular for Unique Use Cases

Use Dell Greenplum Reference Architecture, blueprinted modules designed for analytic data workloads whether they are ingest oriented, query processing oriented, or for archival storage.

Flexible Storage Options

Leverage object stores to land data for parallel loading or querying, and use object stores as a simple target for database backup and restore.

Maximum Performance, Contained Costs

Gain high CPU density and high- performance networking on Dell commodity hardware. Tiered storage provides additional performance and gross capacity for reasonable investment.

Simplified Cluster Architecture

Deploy software-defined storage (SDS) optionally to simplify a Greenplum cluster. It handles mirroring as well as backup and restore at the storage level.

Multi-Cloud Deployment Options

Deploy VMware Tanzu Greenplum with GBB on-premises and leverage AWS in a hybrid cloud through direct connect within your AWS Virtual Private Cloud.

Deployment in VMware PKS

SDS provides a consistent storage feature, independent of the underlying hardware. It is certified to deploy in VMware PKS.


Cloudian HyperStore is enterprise object storage software with the industry’s most complete feature set including native S3 API, exabyte scalability, cloud compatibility, and military-grade security. HyperStore is simple to deploy and easy to use with VMware Tanzu Greenplum, providing storage for files and database backups.

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies provides commodity hardware solutions based on the GBB specification.


The Hedvig platform is a software-defined storage (SDS) solution for distributed systems. Hedvig reduces enterprise storage costs by 60% while accelerating IT's ability to migrate apps to the cloud. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform combines block, file, and object storage for bare metal, hypervisor, and container environments. Hedvig increases performance and simplifies deployment architecture of VMware Tanzu Greenplum deployed in PKS and in GBB hardware.


Minio is a high-performance, distributed object storage server, designed for large-scale private cloud infrastructure, compatible with AWS S3. Minio for Greenplum provides storage for files to be loaded, external tables to be queried, and a target for database backups.


Portworx provides cloud-native storage for rapidly deploying containerized applications across multiple clouds and on-premises environments. Portworx increases performance and simplifies deployment architecture of VMware Tanzu Greenplum deployed in PKS and in GBB hardware.