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August 17, 2006

Greenplum Wins Award for Best Clustering Solution at LinuxWorld
Bizgres MPP Recognized for Product Excellence and Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo -- (August 17, 2006) -- Greenplum, the leading provider of enterprise PostgreSQL for business intelligence (BI), announced that its massively parallel database system, Bizgres MPP, won the Linux Journal Product Excellence Award for "Best Clustering Solution". Winners were announced yesterday at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Bizgres MPP is the first commercial open source database that enables organizations to easily deploy terabyte-scale BI systems on clusters of low-cost commodity servers from any hardware vendor, such as Dell, HP, Sun or Rackable. Judged by a panel of respected industry experts, the Linux Journal Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors. There are 13 product categories, representing major areas of innovation in the Linux and Open Source community.

"As the amount of data generated by businesses continues to skyrocket, organizations will need cost-effective, high-performance solutions like Bizgres MPP to continue to stay on top of trends to gain competitive advantage," said Scott Yara, CEO, Greenplum. "We are pleased to receive this industry recognition for Bizgres MPP."

Last month, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) and Greenplum unveiled a breakthrough new data warehouse appliance - the first to be built from open source software and general purpose systems. The appliance combines Sun's new "Thumper" Sun Fire(TM) X4500 data server with Greenplum's Bizgres MPP in a single turnkey appliance capable of analyzing hundreds of terabytes of business data at a better price-performance than virtually any product on the market.

More About Bizgres MPP
Bizgres MPP's "shared-nothing" architecture delivers breakthrough performance by distributing data across the various servers in a cluster, thereby moving processing power next to the data so that analysis always occurs in parallel. By taking advantage of low-cost commodity hardware, Bizgres MPP enables companies to access enormous amounts of data quickly, and performs analyses that are not feasible or affordable using current solutions.

Bizgres MPP extends the capabilities of the PostgreSQL database system, already widely regarded as best-in-class for enterprise features such as transaction processing, data integrity and security. Customers include Frontier Airlines, InterSearch and O'Reilly Media. For information on Bizgres MPP and the new Sun appliance, visit www.greenplum.com.

About Greenplum
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Greenplum is the leading provider of high-performance PostgreSQL for business intelligence. Greenplum's Bizgres family of breakthrough database products is poised to revolutionize the way enterprises use BI to gain key competitive advantages in the marketplace, from departmental data marts to multi-terabyte data warehouses. The company sponsors The Bizgres Project (www.bizgres.org), a community effort designed to make PostgreSQL the most robust open source database for data warehousing and BI. For more information about Greenplum, visit www.greenplum.com. To download Greenplum software, visit bgn.greenplum.com.

About Linux Journal
Linux Journal is the premier Linux magazine, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux world-wide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently celebrating its twelfth year of publication. Linux Journal may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands and may also be ordered by calling 1-888-66-LINUX, sending e-mail to subs@ssc.com or visiting www.LinuxJournal.com.

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world.s most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decisionmakers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830 or ellen_boland@idg.com or Christian Montminy at (508) 424-4852 or christian_montminy@idg.com.

Emily Swanson
Breakaway Communications for Greenplum
(415) 377-9766

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