Greenplum Named "Company to Watch" in Intelligent Enterprise 2009 Editors' Choice Awards

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Annual Award for the Most Influential Technology Companies Showcases Exceptional Vision, Innovation and Leadership

Greenplum, a leading provider of database software for the next generation of data warehousing and analytics, today announced that it was named a "Company to Watch" in TechWeb's Intelligent Enterprise 2009 Editors' Choice Awards. Intelligent Enterprise selected companies for this award that it believes are providing exceptional vision, technology innovation and customer leadership in attaining strategic objectives.

"Greenplum is honored to be recognized by Intelligent Enterprise as an technology innovator and thought leader," said Bill Cook, CEO of Greenplum. "Greenplum's approach is being embraced by organizations across the world who want superior scalability and large-scale analytics delivered in the most cost-effective way possible. In this era of open systems and commodity hardware, companies no longer have to trade off database performance for price."

Greenplum Database delivers on the promise of parallel computing and the promise of multicore computing efficiency. While most software applications struggle to utilize multicore processors, Greenplum's massively parallel, shared-nothing architecture fully utilizes each core, with linear scalability to 1000s of processors. This makes Greenplum the only open source-powered database software that can scale to support the demands of petabyte-scale data warehousing. Greenplum also makes scalability cost-effective: Greenplum's standards-based approach enables customers to build high-performance data warehousing systems on low-cost commodity hardware, offering a new, disruptive economic model for large-scale analytics.

"With Oracle and Microsoft joining the data warehouse appliance crowd in '08, competition will surely narrow. Greenplum has the advantage of a good head start and petabyte-scale systems to its credit," said Doug Henschen, editor-in-chief, Intelligent Enterprise. "Greenplum is also still innovating, most notably with its drive to employ innovative in-database analytics capabilities such as MapReduce."

Intelligent Enterprise is part of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network - a power network of industry-leading and trusted brands that provide professional business technology buyers with the information, perspective and tools they need to make optimal technology decisions. As the only site exclusively focused on the ever expanding universe of enterprise applications and processes that drive better business decisions, Intelligent Enterprise is the expert voice on what architectures, applications and processes that run the business and move it forward. The site connects the people, the processes and the technologies that meet operational and strategic goals, as well examines how the enterprise can close the gap between analysis and action.

About Greenplum
Greenplum is a data infrastructure 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 Nasdaq, NYSE Euronext, Reliance Communications, Skype and Fox Interactive Media/MySpace. Greenplum partners with Sun Microsystems to power the Sun Data Warehouse Appliance. For more information visit http://www.greenplum.com.

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