EMC Greenplum: Links and resources

(updated 15-09-2011 with new links and converted from article to to page)
Last update: 17-10-2011

Here is a list of interesting web links on EMC/Greenplum. I will try to update it every now and then. No guarantees it is complete, it’s just a starting point…

Company websites

http://www.greenplum.com/ – Greenplum Website
http://www.greenplum.com/products/chorus – Greenplum Chorus
http://www.emc.com/products/family/greenplum-database.htm – Greenplum Database
http://www.emc.com/products/category/data-warehouse-and-analytics.htm – EMC Landing Page for Data Warehouse and Analytics
http://www.greenplum.com/community/downloads/ – Free downloads (requires registration)

Wikipedia article

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenplum – Greenplum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadoop – Hadoop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MapReduce – MapReduce


EMC Black Swan Campaign

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qklZsQeWn14 – Overview of marketing campaign and response, linked to Facebook and other response methods (tip!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qklZsQeWn14 – Overview of campaign and response, linked to Experian Credit Rating data

Press releases

http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2010/20100706-01.htm – EMC to Acquire Greenplum
http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2010/20100922-01.htm – EMC Greenplum and Cloudera Form Alliance to Tackle Big Data Challenge
http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2010/20101013-01.htm – EMC Introduces Breakthrough “Big Data” Computing System
http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2011/20110509-03.htm – EMC Delivers Hadoop ‘Big Data’ Analytics to the Enterprise
dbms2.com – eBay – eBay’s two enormous data warehouses
dbms2.com – Fox Interactive – More on Fox Interactive Media’s use of Greenplum
http://www.sas.com/news/preleases/emc-greenplum.html – SAS – SAS to offer high-performance analytics on EMC Greenplum database appliance – SAS gives customers better view of critical information using purpose-built EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance

White papers

H7015 – Greenplum Database Enterprise Data Clouds on EMC CLARiiON CX4-960 Building Blocks
H8038 – Backup and Recovery of the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance using EMC Data Domain—A Detailed Review
H8039 – EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance: High Performance for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence – An Architectural Overview
H8072 – Greenplum Database: Critical Mass Innovation
H8226 – PWX Connectors for Informatica for EMC Greenplum Databases
H8240 – SAS Interoperability with EMC Greenplum
H8668 – Big Data Analytics – Gain competitive advantage from the combination of big data and advanced analytics
H8749 – EMC Analytyics Lab Service-Service Overview
H8762 – EMC Greenplum Management enabled by Aginity Workbench
H8827 – EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance using SAN Mirror and EMC Symmetrix VMAX for Disaster Recovery – A Detailed Review
H8869 – EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance Enhances EMC IT’s Global Data Warehouse

Massive Data News: Load and Go : Fast Data Loading with the Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA)
MicroStrategy Interoperability with Greenplum database
Technology Business Research: Data Warehouse Appliances – The Next Wave of IT Delivery
Wikibon – EMC in the Era of Big Data and Cloud
The Economist – Data, Data everywhere – A special report on managing information


EMC/Greenplum Driving the Future of Data Warehousing and Analytics
The Complete Big Data Analytics Stack

My own presentations as given on an EMC “Product-of-the-Month” session for customers:

EMC Product of the Month 05-2011 – Introduction to Data Warehouse & Greenplum
EMC Product of the Month 05-2011 – Greenplum Data Warehouse Technical


EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance
EMC High Performance Data Analytics

EMC Youtube video’s (Including funny viral movies)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUqoTlD05AU - Welcome to the Big Data Monastery Part 1 (viral)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyQp9c0qRP4 - Big Data Monastery Part 2 - Red Plum, Blue Plum, Greenplum (viral)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziA58ylVX4M - Big Data Monastery Part 3 - Cloudhopper's Final Trial (viral)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eH95Otjyjw - Introducing the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmOOIrMmqZo - Greenplum with Informatica power connector
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1A68iwyMv4 - Greenplum MapReduce and Hadoop Overview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hae_hgNrC58 - Greenplum MapReduce Demonstration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1LLzTCfb3g - Informatica Setup Including Greenplum PowerExchange
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcXJPG6Lsrw - Demo: High availability on the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7CpIrGUQjo - Demo: Data distribution on the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b0mHsT_woU - Demo: Workload management on the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILBV391a8Ic - Manage the Big Data Explosion with EMC Greenplum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqzUhTgWPZg - Demo: Fast data loading on the EMC Geeenplum Data Computing Appliance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrgZFGkJo5I - EMC on Hadoop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF4Qg-mJOC8 - EMC Partners on Hadoop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnh2H8ee4nw - Big Data - Drinking from the CAT5 Firehose (viral)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0QI4lfalTo - The Big Data Bowl - Data Analyst vs Data Warehouse Guy (viral)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAtPE0FVvus - The Big Data Bowl - IT vs Finance (viral)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTNyQ4XOKfw - The Big Data Bowl - IT vs IT (viral)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lypnt7l2JdU - The Importance of Fast Data Loading in the Big Data Era
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDiSUmOUYw0 - Big Data Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFq7mDinvZw - EMC's Bill Cook Discusses the new Data Computing Appliance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4N3rJ-4SOA - Greenplum Chorus

3rd party

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkaH_imi4kA – Talend and Greenplum integration – Short demonstration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rvFtT79qFI – Informatica – James Markarian Speaks About Informatica’s Expanded Partnership with EMC for Big Data and Hadoop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqZuce3ROzU – Informatica – The possibilities of Hadoop for Big Data
http://wikibon.org/blog/emc-picks-a-greenplum/ – EMC Picks a Greenplum – Wikibon
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/emc-greenplum-inks-sas-partnership-launches-new-appliances/46900 – ZDNet
http://www.technology-mania.com/2011/04/understanding-greenplum.html – Understanding Greenplum
http://wikibon.org/blog/cloudera-sizes-up-hadoop-competitors-emc-greenplum-and-yahoo-hortonworks/ – Competition – Wikibon
http://www.havemacwillblog.com/2008/05/greenplum-does-big-database-matter/ – havemacwillblog
http://silvertonconsulting.com/blog/2011/06/08/hadoop-part-1/ – Silverton Consulting
http://silvertonconsulting.com/blog/2011/06/14/hadoop-part-2/ – Silverton
http://silvertonconsulting.com/blog/2011/06/24/big-data-part-3/ – Silverton
http://www.datawarehousesolution.net/page/2 – Datawarehousesolution
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2011/09/30/oracle-exalytics-the-frankenstein-follow-up-to-cloud-in-a-box/ – Oracle “Exalytics” – the Frankenstein Follow Up to Cloud in a Box?
http://www.mckinsey.com/mgi/publications/big_data/pdfs/MGI_big_data_full_report.pdf – McKinsey – Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity

Chuck’s Blog (EMC)


Specific Greenplum and BI related Blogs

http://robklopp.wordpress.com/ – Database Fog Blog (Rob Klopp, EMC/Greenplum)
http://kevinclosson.wordpress.com/ – Platforms, Databases and Storage (Kevin Closson, EMC/Greenplum)
http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2011/05/emc-greenplum-hadoop.html – Virtual Geek (EMC)
http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2011/01/greenplum-killer-technology-killer-sense-of-humor.html – Virtual Geek (EMC)

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