Pivotal DOS Lets Enterprises Focus on Analytics (Ep. 10)

November 29, 2016 Jeff Kelly

If you plan to simply reassign your SQL Server DBAs to a massively parallel processing (MPP) analytical database, you might want to think again. There are subtle but important differences between managing and administering a symmetric multi-processing, or SMP, database like SQL Server and an MPP analytical database like Pivotal Greenplum. While many enterprises choose to train their DBAs to master MPP database administration, others prefer to partner with an expert for the task. That’s why Pivotal is introducing Pivotal Data Operations Services, or Pivotal DOS.

Pivotal DOS is a managed service offering for Pivotal Greenplum and Pivotal HDB, the leading Hadoop native SQL database for analytics. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, host Jeff Kelly speaks with Jacque Istok, head of field engineering for Pivotal data, about the new service and the reasons behind its creation. Among them? Pivotal DOS allows enterprises to leave the heavy lifting of administering and managing the database to Pivotal, and instead focus on analyzing data and operationalizing insights. Listen for more details on the service, including how Pivotal DOS benefits enterprises, and best practices for getting started with MPP analytics.

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Jeff Kelly

Jeff Kelly is a Director of Product Marketing at Pivotal Software. He spends his time learning and writing about how leading enterprises are tapping the cloud, data and modern application development to transform how the world builds software. Prior to joining Pivotal, Jeff was the lead industry analyst covering Big Data analytics at Wikibon, an open source research and advisory firm. Before that, Jeff covered data warehousing, business analytics and other IT topics as a reporter and editor at TechTarget. He received his B.A. in American studies from Providence College and his M.A. in journalism from Northeastern University.

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