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  1. The gpfdist protocol for External Tables in Greenplum Database The internals of the gpfdist protocol used for External Tables in Greenplum Database Categories:   Greenplum Database    Databases   
  2. Trilogy and Greenplum for Data Science TDD How to use a new SQL testing framework called Trilogy with Greenplum Database to help you test drive your data science code. Categories:   Data Science    TDD    SQL    Databases    Greenplum Database   
  3. Trilogy - the database testing framework A quick overview of a new database-agnostic SQL testing framework Categories:   SQL    TDD    Testing frameworks    Databases   
  4. The File protocol for External Tables in Greenplum Database The internals of the File protocol used for External Tables in Greenplum Database Categories:   Greenplum Database    Databases   
  5. Profiling Query Compilation Time with GPORCA GPORCA is Pivotal’s Query Optimizer for Greenplum Database and Apache HAWQ (incubating). In this post, we describe how users can profile query compilation with GPORCA. This will aid users in understanding which of GPORCA’s steps is the most resource intensive, and what transformations are being triggered. Based on this information, users can provide query hints to reduce or increase the search space, see where the time and memory is being spent, and learn how to influence its decision making. Categories:   Databases    GPDB    HAWQ    PQO    GPORCA    Query Optimization    SQL   
  6. GPDB merge with PostgreSQL 8.3 Greenplum merge with PostgreSQL 8.3 Categories:   PostgreSQL    Greenplum Database    Databases   
  7. Improving Constraints In ORCA ORCA is Pivotal’s Query Optimizer for big data. We look at how we improved ORCA’s understanding of logical constraints. Categories:   Databases    Query Optimization    SQL   
  8. Using Postgres to analyze ride data Postgres provides some fantastic functionality to help out with basic data analysis. This article will show you how to generate leaderboards and find streaks in raw sql data. Categories:   PostgreSQL    SQL    Databases   
  9. SERIAL Datatype Performance in Greenplum Database How to improve the performance of the SERIAL datatype in Greenplum Database Categories:   PostgreSQL    Greenplum Database    Databases    Datatypes    SERIAL   
  10. Current TransactionID in Greenplum Database How to find out the current TransactionID in Greenplum Database Categories:   PostgreSQL    Greenplum Database    Databases   
  11. Pivotal Data Open Source in 2016: community, community, community! When it comes to Open Source, Pivotal had one kick ass of a year in 2015. Here’s a sneak peak for 2016. Categories:   Open Source    Community    Big Data    Databases   
  12. GPORCA, A Modular Query Optimizer, Is Now Open-Source GPORCA has achieved an overall 5X performance improvement across all 99 industry standard benchmark queries. Now we call on the community to help take the project to the next level. Categories:   Big Data    Databases    Query Optimization    SQL