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Getting Started with Greenplum for Big Data Analytics by Sunila Gollapudi

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Data Computing Appliance (DCA)

In Chapter 2, Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform (UAP), we were introduced to Data Computing Appliance (DCA) of Greenplum, In this section we will take a dive deep into the configuration options in DCA.

There are four important layers in DCA. The following table explains the functions for each layer:

Layer

Description

Compute

Currently, the latest intel processor for excellent compute node performance

Storage

High-density RAID protected disks

Database

Greenplum Database incorporating MPP

Network

Dual 10Gig Ethernet switches for high-speed data communication between nodes

The following table provides the hardware details on the DCA UAP edition modules. Notably, now there are five modules to deploy from: ...

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