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Pivotal Greenplum Administrator

Course Details
Code: GP-ADMIN
Tuition (USD): $3,200.00 • Classroom (4 days)

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

Prerequisites

  • 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

INTRODUCTION

  • Overview

PSQL AND UTILITIES

  • psql CLI utility
  • Command Center

DATABASE INSTALLATION AND INITIALIZATION

  • System preparation and verification
  • Greenplum Database Initialization

DEFINING AND SECURING THE DATABASE

  • DDL, DML, DQL
  • Roles and Privileges
  • Controlling Access
  • Managing Resources
  • GP Workload Manager

DATA LOADING AND DISTRIBUTION

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

DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND ARCHIVING

  • Managing the Greenplum Database
  • Backups and Restores

DATA MODELING & DESIGN

  • Data modeling in Greenplum
  • Physical design decisions

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS & TUNING

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