Pivotal Greenplum for Developers Training Course

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21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)


  • An understanding of database concepts.


  • Developers


Pivotal Greenplum is a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Data Warehouse platform based on PostgreSQL.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at developers who wish to set up a multi-node Greenplum database.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure Pivotal Greenplum.
  • Model data in accordance to current needs and future expansion plans.
  • Carry out different techniques for distributing data across multiple nodes.
  • Improve database performance through tuning.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot a Greenplum database.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


Setting up Pivotal Greenplum

Overview of Pivotal Greenplum Features and Architecture

Accessing Data

  • DDL, DML, and DQL

Implementing a Table Storage Model

  • Understanding tablespaces
  • Compressing table data

Distributing the Data

  • Distribution keys and partitioning
  • Managing joins and indexing

Loading Data

  • Table partitioning

OLAP Querying

  • Implementing Greenplum functions

Modeling the Data

  • Physical design considerations

Expanding the System

  • Adding nodes
  • Migrating data

Monitoring a Greenplum system

  • Database activity and performance

Performance Tuning

  • Optimizing queries
  • Optimizing SQL joins
  • Indexing optimization

Greenplum Best Practices


Summary and Conclusiond



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