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Not to be confused with Greenplum database, the software developed by this company and now owned by Pivotal Software.
Division of Pivotal Software
Industry Big Data technologies
Founded 2003
Headquarters San Mateo, California, United States
Products Unfied Analytics Platform (UAP), Database Software, Chorus Software, Enterprise-Ready Hadoop, Data Computing Appliance (DCA), Analytics Labs

Greenplum was a big data analytics company headquartered in San Mateo, California. Greenplum was acquired by EMC Corporation in July 2010.[1]


Greenplum, the company, was founded in September 2003 by Scott Yara and Luke Lonergan.

It was a merger of two smaller companies Metapa in Los Angeles and Didera in Fairfax, Virginia.[2] Investors included SoundView Ventures, Hudson Ventures and Royal Wulff Ventures. A total of $20 million in funding was announced at the merger.[3] Greenplum, based in San Mateo, California, released its database management system software in April 2005 calling it Bizgres.

In July 2006 a partnership with Sun Microsystems was announced. Sun Microsystems was a reference architecture and used by the majority of Greenplum's customers to run its database until a transition was made to Linux in the 2009 timeframe. Greenplum was acquired by EMC Corporation in July 2010,[1] becoming the foundation of EMC's Big Data Division. Greenplum's products at the time of acquisition were the Greenplum Database, Chorus, and Data Science Labs. Greenplum had customers in vertical markets from financial services, telecommunications, Internet, retail, transportation and pharmaceuticals industries.[4] They included Silver Spring Networks, Zions Bancorporation, Reliance Communications, NYSE Euronext, Orbitz, Havas Digital, China Unicom, and Tagged.

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