EMC has rolled out a Community Edition of its Greenplum database warehouse software that it said will empower developers to deliver their work to a much wider user base.
Greenplum Database CE bundles a range of features and tools for developers, data scientists and other data professionals, the firm said.
As well as helping these workers produce and develop their data, Greenplum CE will let them understand it better and see how it can contribute to daily business operations.
"Our new Community Edition provides a parallel-everything 'Big Data' stack with unequalled speed that enables analysts to perform next-generation data analytics and experiment with real-world data and, most importantly, innovate," said Luke Lonergan, chief technology officer and vice president of EMC's Data Computing Products division and co-founder of Greenplum.
"This project is about empowering developers. They can program using the most popular tools, and they have a place to contribute open source extensions to the stack."
Greenplum CE includes a range of elements designed to encourage more developer work, such as MADlib, an open source analytic algorithms library, and Alpine Miner, a third-party analytics tool for use in data modelling.
EMC appears to be pitching the release at capable and first-time Greenplum users, perhaps in a bid to drive up database work on its platforms.
Current users are offered the chance to download the upgraded version, while new users will get the new features as standard as well as what EMC called a comprehensive business analytics environment.
All users can turn to the Greenplum Community Forum for extra advice and discussion.
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