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October 15, 2007

Greenplum Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant for the 2007 Data Warehouse Database Management Magic Quadrant Report

Evaluation based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

San Mateo, Calif., October 15, 2007 - Greenplum, the leader in high-performance database software for business intelligence (BI), today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant in the 'Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant 2007' report.1 According to Gartner, vendors in the "Visionaries" quadrant "represent a forward-thinking approach to managing the hardware, software and end-user aspects of the data warehouse."

In addition to placement in the visionaries quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant report, Greenplum has earned several awards for product innovation and excellence, including being named by RedHerring as one of the 100 "Most Promising" Companies Driving the Future of Technology and earning the Linux Journal Product Excellence Award for Best Clustering Solution. The company has compiled an impressive list of customers in the financial services, telecommunications, retail, media and entertainment, transportation and other industries.

"Today's organizations are struggling to scale their business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) efforts," said Bill Cook, CEO for Greenplum. "Greenplum's database products lead the BI/DW industry in performance, scalability and price. In my opinion, the Magic Quadrant report provides further validation of Greenplum's vision, capability and track record with helping a fast-growing set of marquee customers fully leverage BI to win in the marketplace."

Greenplum Database is the first open source powered database software that can scale to support multi-terabyte data warehousing demands. It allows organizations to analyze vast amounts of business data 10 to 100 times faster than traditional data warehouse solutions at a fraction of the cost.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted in October 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Greenplum
Greenplum develops the world's fastest, most scalable database software for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Greenplum Database, the company's breakthrough database software product, enables companies to analyze terabytes of information faster and more cost effectively than traditional data warehouse solutions, allowing organizations to fully leverage their data to gain critical insights into the past, present and future and achieve and extend their competitive advantage in the marketplace. Greenplum Database also powers the Sun Data Warehouse Appliance, which integrates servers, storage and database to deliver industry leading performance, scalability, and cost of ownership. For more information about Greenplum, visit www.greenplum.com.

1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems, 2007" by Donald Feinberg and Mark A. Beyer, Oct. 10, 2007

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Duncan Lord

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