Tokyo Electron Device Limited to Begin Sales of Greenplum Database

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Greenplum Data Warehousing Engine Improving Cost Performance and Achieving Petabyte Scaling With MPP Technologies

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Greenplum customers are gaining competitive advantage from the massive-scale analytics and insight they get using Greenplum Database. We intend to provide our full support to bring this same success to enterprises in Japan.

Tokyo Electron Device Limited (TED) and Greenplum, a leading provider of database software for the next generation of data warehousing and analytics, today announced that the companies have entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement. Starting today, TED will begin sales of the Greenplum Database, Greenplum's massively parallel processing (MPP) database product.

Greenplum Database is an open source-based database engine used in data warehousing. By enhancing the engine's PostgreSQL base with a shared-nothing architecture, Greenplum has enabled the interconnection of multiple PostgreSQL database instances. The system is operable as a single logical database. Parallel query and parallel data loading functions applied to that database support the various capabilities that create large-scale data warehouses.

Greenplum Database also implements MapReduce, a proven distributed processing architecture used for giant Internet portals. The enabling of parallel execution for both queries and programs reduces the time required for development. As a result, high-speed analysis of massive amounts of unstructured data obtained via various applications, such as keyword analysis and content indexing, can be done with a smaller investment.

Greenplum Database Features:
Shared-nothing architecture
o Partitions a single database into a number of segments for distribution to dedicated disks on multiple servers;
o The task of processing segments located on dedicated disks is divided among the servers in order to distribute the workload, thus achieving scalability.
Parallel data loading
o Enables parallel loading of data using an optimal method for each segment.
Parallel query execution
o All database tasks, including table scans, coupling, aggregation and sorting, can be executed simultaneously, in parallel, on entire segments.
MapReduce massively parallel processing technology
o Enables the processing and analysis of massive volumes of unstructured data obtained through applications such as keyword analysis and content indexing;
o Enables analysis of data sets stored off the Greenplum Database.

TED will apply database sales and support know-how accumulated over the years into the Greenplum Database business. It is expected that 400 million yen in revenue will be obtained from license sales in fiscal 2008, through promotions conducted across Japan in tandem with sales partners.

"Tokyo Electron Device is a company that has enjoyed considerable success in launching cutting-edge products into the Japanese market and I expect this to be a fruitful partnership," said Bill Cook, CEO of Greenplum. "Greenplum customers are gaining competitive advantage from the massive-scale analytics and insight they get using Greenplum Database. We intend to provide our full support to bring this same success to enterprises in Japan."

About Tokyo Electron Device Limited CN Business Section:
Tokyo Electron Device is a technical trading firm with a "trading business" function for providing semiconductor products and business solutions as well as a "development business" function for designing on an outsourcing basis and developing products under its own brand. The Computer Network (CN) Business Section handles a wide range of storage systems, network-related equipment, and middleware products and provides them as part of its business solutions in the era of broadband communications. It has marketing functions in Japan and overseas to pick up on trends in the world's advanced technologies ahead of others in order to offer products and services that cover processes that span everything from implementation to support.

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About Greenplum
Greenplum is a database software company that is reinventing how companies gain insight and competitive advantage from their data. The company's flagship product, Greenplum Database, is built to support the next generation of data warehousing and large-scale analytics processing. Supporting SQL and MapReduce parallel processing, Greenplum Database offers industry-leading performance at a low cost for companies managing terabytes to petabytes of data. Greenplum Database is used by major global organizations including Fox Interactive Media, Nasdaq, NYSE Euronext, Reliance Communications, Skype and LinkedIn. Greenplum partners with Sun Microsystems to power the Sun Data Warehouse Appliance. For more information visit

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