VMware Tanzu Greenplum Makes it Easy to Migrate From Netezza

IBM® has announced that certain versions of its PureData® for Analytics (formerly Netezza®) appliances will reach end of support in June 2019. So IBM is recommending Netezza users choose a DB2®-based upgrade, which is different from PostgreSQL®-based Netezza.

What if Netezza users could turn to a functional Postgres-based replacement, that’s deployable from commodity servers to cloud, providing maximum freedom and flexibility?

VMware Tanzu Greenplum® (Greenplum) is based on PostgreSQL and the Greenplum Database open-source projects. It’s a massively parallel processing (MPP) database that combines high performance for analytic workloads with support for some types of operational workloads and streaming ingest. Unlike Netezza, Greenplum runs anywhere: on-premises, in both public and private clouds, and in modern containerized environments like Kubernetes, delivering more freedom and flexibility!

Top reasons to adopt VMware Tanzu Greenplum

Easier migration that leverages your investments in SQL

The skills you’ve invested in Netezza are directly portable to the Greenplum database. The portability of your skill set makes migration more intuitive. Greenplum provides a simple, familiar export/import or ETL-based transfer as well as similar administration interfaces to what you’re used to (e.g., pgAdmin).

Continued benefits of performance, cost, and simplicity

Greenplum delivers predictable linear scaling with its scale-out MPP architecture. Because it can deploy in a variety of environments (including commodity hardware), it offers an exceptional price/performance ratio.

Mixed query workloads

Customers increasingly ask for greater transactional processing performance from their analytical warehouses to provide the flexibility to take on some types of operational workloads. Greenplum provides higher-speed short queries and granular, row-level locks for highly concurrent updates and deletes.

Wide variety of data sources and types

Greenplum integrates with in-memory data grids and object stores to post process-structured and unstructured data. The Pivotal Extension Framework (PXF) provides built-in connectors to Apache Hadoop®, object stores (Azure®, Google Cloud Storage™, Minio®, S3™), and SQL databases (JDBC). Greenplum also supports JSON and JSONB formats, geospatial and graph data, and text analytics via Apache Solr™-based GPText.

Support for streaming data ingestion

The Greenplum-Apache Kafka® Integration uses the Greenplum Stream Server to provide high-speed, parallel data transfer from Kafka to Greenplum for streaming ETL pipelines. Together with faster transaction processing, Greenplum’s integration with Kafka makes it easier to adapt Greenplum for workloads previously unheard of for analytic warehouses, like fast event processing.

Deployment flexibility

Greenplum runs on-premise with Dell Greenplum Reference Architecture, VMware's optimized engineered system for DellEMC™ compute, storage and network products. You can also deploy on leading public clouds with bring-your-own-license (BYOL) and hourly offerings; private clouds (e.g., VMware vSphere® and OpenStack®); and with Kubernetes on Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition or Google Kubernetes Engine™ (GKE).

Open-source core, with use-case specific extensions

All major VMware Tanzu Greenplum contributions are part of the open-source Greenplum Database project and share the same database core, including the MPP architecture, all analytical interfaces, and security capabilities. All innovations are available on the Greenplum Community site. VMware Tanzu Greenplum offers use-case specific extensions like PostGIS for geospatial analysis, and GPText (based on open-source Apache Solr) for document extraction, search, and natural language processing.

Mature enterprise management and security features

VMware Tanzu Greenplum Command Center provides a wealth of features that enterprises need to manage, back up, and secure their databases, including database health indicators, real-time query metrics, and a visual query explainer. Greenplum also supports parallel and nonparallel methods for backing up and restoring databases and provides multiple layers of security features either natively within the database or via partner solutions.

Vendor backing and commitment

We are fully committed to Greenplum R&D. In addition, Greenplum is based on PostgreSQL, which means that users can benefit from the contributions of a vibrant, active open source developer community.

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About Us

We support the only open‑source MPP data platform: VMware Tanzu Greenplum.

Our process

Our data engineers have migrated so many Netezza customers to Greenplum that we’ll convert your DDL and your queries with our automated utilities for free.

Our approach

We have built Greenplum to parallelize the incredible capabilities found within PostgreSQL and extend the interoperability to other datastores typically found in an organization.

Our vision

Greenplum is the only open-source, enterprise-grade, petabyte-scale, MPP data platform, optimized for AI and analytics that runs anywhere.

Our objective

We’re enabling true data democratization for the entire enterprise. Free your data from proprietary EDWs and immature open-source projects and get value today—with Greenplum.

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