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Pivotal Greenplum Developer

  • Tuition USD $2,400
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 519 Ratings
  • Course Code GP-DEV
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course provides students with the necessary background to take advantage of Pivotal Greenplum. Participants will learn the essential skills to use the Greenplum database system. Students are introduced to fundamental concepts using the psql CLI; DDL, DML, and DQL; data loading strategies; data modeling, as well as some performance tuning strategies. Students will also learn details of the OLAP capabilities of the Greenplum database.

Skills Gained

  • Describe Greenplum database features, benefits, and architecture in terms of shared nothing and the MPP design and how Greenplum database supports redundancy and high availability
  • Be proficient with DDL, DML, and DQL to access, manage, and query data
  • Implement appropriate table storage models, compression, and tablespaces
  • Distribute and store data in Greenplum database using a distribution key and partitioning
  • Understand best practices for data loading and table partitioning
  • Be proficient in data modeling and physical design decisions
  • Improve query performance: Understanding the Pivotal Query Optimizer - SQL joins - Query profiling - Query tuning and rewriting - Indexing strategies
  • Perform complex OLAP queries using built-in functions, window functions, user defined types, and user defined functions

Who Can Benefit

Application developers responsible for designing and developing the Greenplum database


  • 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




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


  • Data modeling in Greenplum
  • Physical design decisions


  • Pivotal Query Optimizer
  • SQL joins: types and implementation
  • Query profiling
  • Query tuning and rewriting
  • Indexing strategies


  • Window functions
  • Built-in functions
  • User defined functions
  • User defined types

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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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