Greenplum, a provider of database software for data warehousing and analytics, has announced general availability of Greenplum Database 3.3. Greenplum Database 3.3 introduces a number of management and operations enhancements targeted at DBAs and IT professionals:
- Online system expansion. Greenplum Database 3.3 introduces the ability to add servers to a database system and expand across the new servers while the system is online and responding to queries. Each additional server adds additional storage capacity, query performance and loading performance to the system. Online system expansion is a key enabling feature within Greenplum's Enterprise Data Cloud initiative.
- pgAdmin III administration console. pgAdmin III is the most popular and feature rich Open Source administration and development platform for PostgreSQL. Greenplum Database 3.3 ships with an enhanced version of pgAdmin III that has been extended to work with Greenplum Database and provides full support for Greenplum-specific capabilities. Greenplum has also contributed these enhancements back to the pgAdmin III Open Source project.
- Scalability-optimized management commands. Greenplum Database 3.3 incorporates a range of enhancements to management commands (including starting and stopping the database, analyzing tables, reintegration of failed nodes into the system) to improve performance and scalability on very large systems.
Greenplum Database 3.3 is supported for production use on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.2 (64-bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x (64-bit), CentOS Linux 5.x (64-bit) and Sun Solaris 10U5+ (64-bit). Greenplum Database 3.3 is supported on server hardware from a range of vendors including HP, Dell, Sun and IBM. Greenplum Database is supported for non-production (development and evaluation) use on Mac OSX 10.5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 or higher (32-bit) and CentOS Linux 5.2 or higher (32-bit).