Big Data Tools for Developers and Data Scientists Available with Free Database

EMC Offers Free Community Edition of Greenplum DB with Free Algorithms and Data Mining Tools

EMC has introduced a free Community Edition of the EMC Greenplum Database, the high-performance massively parallel processing (MPP) database product, along with free analytic algorithms and data mining tools.

The new offering is intended to remove the cost barrier to entry for big data power tools for developers, data scientists, and other data professionals, according to EMC. This free set of tools will enable the community to better understand their data, gain deeper insights and better visualize insights, as well as contribute and participate in the development of new tools and solutions. With the Community Edition stack, developers can build complex applications to collect, analyze and operationalize big data leveraging big data tools including the Greenplum Database with its in-database analytic processing capabilities.

"Our new Community Edition provides a parallel-everything ‘big data' stack with unequaled speed that enables analysts to perform next-generation data analytics and experiment with real-world data, and most importantly - innovate," explained Luke Lonergan, CTO and vice president, EMC Data Computing Products Division and co-founder of Greenplum.

The free EMC Greenplum Community Edition includes Greenplum Database CE, an MPP database product for large-scale analytics and data warehousing; MADlib, the open source analytic algorithms library; as well as Alpine Miner, an intuitive visual data mining modeler that delivers rapid "modeling to scoring" capabilities, leverages in-database analytics, and is purpose-built for Big Data applications.

The initial release of the EMC Greenplum Community Edition is designed for both first-time users and experienced Greenplum customers. First-time users can access a purpose-built business analytics environment that enables them to view, modify and enhance included demo data files, enabling experimentation with analytical tools within the Greenplum database. Existing users can download an upgraded version of Greenplum Database CE and analytic tools for integration into their development and research environments.

The EMC Greenplum Community Edition can be downloaded  at

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