The network will allows prospective customers to get their hands on downloadable version of Greenplum’s commercial Bizgres MPP open source data warehousing software, which the company launched last month, by simply registering on the site.
Customers can develop around the download software for free, but must pay when they put the warehouse into production.
The network also provide support services including a knowledge base and online technical support. The company has partnered with US global services firm iSmart Panache Inc to handle technical support.
Greenplum says this novel try before you buy deployment option is more cost-effective and less risky than traditional enterprise data warehousing solutions, thereby making it more accessible to companies of all sizes and IT budgets.