Greenplum, the leading provider of enterprise PostgreSQL for business intelligence (BI), announced that its massively parallel database system, Bizgres MPP, won the Linux Journal Product Excellence Award for "Best Clustering Solution." Winners were announced yesterday at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Bizgres MPP is the first commercial open source database that enables organizations to easily deploy terabyte-scale BI systems on clusters of low-cost commodity servers from any hardware vendor, such as Dell, HP, Sun or Rackable.
Judged by a panel of respected industry experts, the Linux Journal Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors. There are 13 product categories, representing major areas of innovation in the Linux and Open Source community.
"As the amount of data generated by businesses continues to skyrocket, organizations will need cost-effective, high-performance solutions like Bizgres MPP to continue to stay on top of trends to gain competitive advantage," said Scott Yara, CEO, Greenplum. "We are pleased to receive this industry recognition for Bizgres MPP."
Last month, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) and Greenplum unveiled a breakthrough new data warehouse appliance -- the first to be built from open source software and general purpose systems. The appliance combines Sun's new "Thumper" Sun Fire(TM) X4500 data server with Greenplum's Bizgres MPP in a single turnkey appliance capable of analyzing hundreds of terabytes of business data at a better price-performance than virtually any product on the market.
More About Bizgres MPP
Bizgres MPP's "shared-nothing" architecture delivers breakthrough performance by distributing data across the various servers in a cluster, thereby moving processing power next to the data so that analysis always occurs in parallel. By taking advantage of low-cost commodity hardware, Bizgres MPP enables companies to access enormous amounts of data quickly, and performs analyses that are not feasible or affordable using current solutions.
Bizgres MPP extends the capabilities of the PostgreSQL database system, already widely regarded as best-in-class for enterprise features such as transaction processing, data integrity and security. Customers include Frontier Airlines, InterSearch and O'Reilly Media.
For information on Bizgres MPP and the new Sun appliance, visit http://www.greenplum.com