AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL, formerly known as HybridDB for PostgreSQL, is a distributed cloud database platform, on which each instance is composed of multiple nodes to provide a massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehousing service. AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL is built on the open source Greenplum Database project and offers a new-generation vectorized computing engine to support advanced functions such as the storage of data in OSS buckets and the retrieval of unstructured data vectors. To seamlessly interconnect with data sources such as ApsaraDB for RDS and MaxCompute, AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL supports mainstream business intelligence (BI) and extract, transform, load (ETL) tools and integration with various cloud-based data transmission and synchronization tools. For information about the features and limits of AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL, see Features and limits.

To use AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL, you must create an AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL instance and complete basic settings such as whitelists, accounts, and networks. After you complete these steps, you can connect and import data to the databases on that instance.