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Pivotal Greenplum Administrator

  • Tuition USD $3,200
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 482 Ratings
  • Course Code GP-ADMIN
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course provides administrators with the necessary background to install and maintain the Greenplum database. Students will learn the essential skills required to use the Greenplum database system. The course explores fundamental concepts using the psql CLI, DDL, DML, and DQL, data loading, backup and restore; data modeling, as well as some performance tuning strategies.

Skills Gained

At the end of the training, students will be able to:

  • Describe Greenplum database features, benefits, and architecture in terms of shared nothing, MPP design and how Greenplum database supports redundancy and high availability
  • Install, configure, and administer a Greenplum Database
  • Be proficient with DDL, DML, and DQL to access, manage, and query data
  • Implement appropriate table storage models, compression, and tablespaces, data distributions, and table partitioning strategies to store data in a Greenplum database
  • Understand best practices for data loading
  • Be proficient in data modeling and physical design decisions
  • Improve query performance by following a number of performance enhancement tips by understanding the Pivotal Query Optimizer, database tuning, query profiling, tuning and rewriting, and indexing strategies
  • Implement security and access strategies
  • Perform backup and restore


  • Basic UNIX or Linux command-line navigation and administration skills
  • Database query language basics, including but not limited to basic SQL knowledge for accessing database objects
  • Fundamental relational database concepts

Course Details

Course Modules


  • Overview


  • psql CLI utility
  • Command Center


  • System preparation and verification
  • Greenplum Database Initialization


  • Roles and Privileges
  • Controlling Access
  • Managing Resources
  • GP Workload Manager


  • Implementing table storage models, compression, and tablespaces
  • Data loading
  • Table partitioning


  • Managing the Greenplum Database
  • Backups and Restores


  • Data modeling in Greenplum
  • Physical design decisions


  • Pivotal Query Optimizer
  • DB Tuning
  • Query profiling
  • Query tuning and rewriting
  • Statistics
  • Indexing strategies

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.


Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

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What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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