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EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance

I’ve been wanting to write about the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance for a while now, but that launch just took longer than expected. Go read Curt Monash’s notes and the ZDNet article for the available details. Their integration with Data Domain and with SAN as 2ndary copy, allowing to do SAN based replication, snaps or backups is something that I don’t see in other vendor’s packages. I just wonder how they’re going to scale the appliance to more than one rack?