Enables the Pivotal Query Optimizer when running SQL queries. The default is off, Greenplum Database uses only the legacy query optimizer.

The Pivotal Query Optimizer co-exists with the legacy query optimizer. When the Pivotal Query Optimizer is enabled, Greenplum Database uses the Pivotal Query Optimizer to generate an execution plan for a query when possible. If the Pivotal Query Optimizer cannot be used, the legacy query optimizer is used.

The optimizer parameter can be set for a database system, an individual database, or a session or query.

For information about the legacy query optimizer and the Pivotal Query Optimizer, see "Querying Data" in the Greenplum Database Administrator Guide.

Value Range Default Set Classifications
Boolean off master