Forum: Bizgres 0.7 Released

Posted by: Josh Berkus
Date: 2005-08-05 00:34
Summary:Bizgres 0.7 Released

Bizgres 0.7 is now available at This release of Bizgres begins to fulfill the mission of the Bizgres project by providing a PostgreSQL 8.0 distribution tailored to the needs of data warehousing users.

First, two performance enhancements have been "backported" to the Bizgres code base, which is based on PostgreSQL 8.0.3. Simon Riggs' constraint exclusion patch is included allow users to make much greater use of table partitioning. Tom Lane's bitmapscan, which allows combining indexes in memory and faster index access in some cases, has also been incorporated.

Second, Bizgres is becoming a distribution of tools for Open Source business intelligence. Version 0.7 downloads with the KETL extract, transform and load tool (ETL) from Kinetic Networks, and JasperReports from JasperSoft. To help people make use of these tools for a unified platform, a demo application for analysis of weblog data is provided.

Source tarballs are available here:
And binary packages for a variety of platforms are available from the Greenplum website, including a multi-platform installer from InstallAnywhere:

Please note that some components of the package are under the LGPL instead of BSD-licensed.

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