July 6, 2010 – EMC has announced a definitive agreement to acquire database, analytics and data warehouse appliance vendor Greenplum.

Greenplum's technology is based on an open-source database and massively parallel processing that can be deployed as software or as a standalone "appliance," a marketplace that has grown steadily over the last five years and includes competitors such as Dataupia, Kickfire and Neteeza. Greenplum's customers include NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, Skype, Equifax, T-Mobile and Fox Interactive Media.

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