The Dell EMC Data Computing Appliance provides a ready-made platform that strives to accommodate the majority of customer workloads. One of Pivotal Greenplum’s strongest value propositions is its ability to run on practically any modern-day hardware platform. More and more, Pivotal Engineering is seeing cases where customers elect to build a cluster that satisfies a specific requirement or purpose.
Pivotal Platform Engineering publishes this framework as a resource for assisting customers in this effort.
This guide can be used for:
- A clear understanding of what characterizes a recommended platform for running Pivotal Greenplum Database
- A review of the two most common topologies with supporting recommended architecture diagrams
- Pivotal recommended reference architecture that includes hardware recommendations, configuration, hard disk guidelines, network layout, installation, data loading, and verification
- Extra guidance with real-world Greenplum cluster examples (see Pivotal Cluster Examples)
This document does:
- provide recommendations for building a well-performing Pivotal cluster using the hardware guidelines presented
- provide general concepts without specific tuning suggestions
This document does not:
- promise Pivotal support for the use of third party hardware
- assume that the information herein applies to every site, but is subject to modification depending on a customer’s specific local requirements
- provide all-inclusive procedures for configuring Pivotal Greenplum. A subset of information is included as it pertains to deploying a Pivotal cluster.
Greenplum Terms to Know
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