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Event

Gartner AADI Las Vegas 2015

The Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit is the single most important presentation of Gartner insight across applications priorities each year, bringing together 40 Ga...

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Rich Web/Continuous Delivery Experience

RWX 2015 is a developer education event covering the latest web technologies: HTML 5, CSS, AngularJS, JavaScript, Continuous Delivery, Git, Grails, Groovy, iPhone, Android, and more...

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Devoxx Belgium 2015

Devoxx is a conference by developers for developers at an affordable price this way every developer can enjoy this unique experience.

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SpringExchange 2015

This year, we will bring the world's top innovators and experts together with our amazing developer community in London to learn and share skills, gain insights and drive innovation in Spring and J...

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Oredev 2015

Our Vision Øredev has its origins and focus on the software development process, from programming to project management

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QCon SF 2015

QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community.

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JavaOne 2015

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VMworld Europe 2015

Join us to gain the tools and knowledge you need to transform conventional remedies into seamless, agile solutions

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Velocity NY 2015

Velocity is about the people and technologies that keep the Web fast, scalable, resilient, and highly available.

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Sibos 2015

The Sibos conference offers you the opportunity to engage with leading financial industry figures to debate the latest developments and trends.

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AWS Re:Invent 2015

The AWS re:Invent conference is where you will find leading cloud technology providers and consultants who can help you get the most out of the AWS Cloud.

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Strata + Hadoop World NY

Strata + Hadoop World is where big data, cutting-edge data science, and new business fundamentals intersect—and merge.

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VMWorld 2015 US

The #1 cloud and virtualization technology conference.

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Agile 2015 - Agile Alliance

Our annual conference is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish.

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Technology in Government

The Technology in Government Summit (TiG) 2015 brings together suppliers of ICT and emerging digital technologies, with an innovative, case study packed and public sector led conference, as well as...

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Pivotal Big Data Roadshow

Join data technology experts from Pivotal to get the latest perspective on how big data analytics and applications are transforming organizations across industries.

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ÜberConf

Ultimage Java/Agility Event

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OSCON 2015

Open Source Convention

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Data Science Summit 2015

The Summit brings together researchers and data scientists from academia as well as industry to discuss state of the art data science, applied machine learning and predictive applications.

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Sydney

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Melbourne

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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Spark Summit 2015

The Spark Summit is an event to bring the Apache Spark community together.

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Hadoop Summit 2015

Hortonworks and Yahoo! are pleased to host the 7th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community.

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QCon New York 2015

QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community.

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Mind the Product SF 2015

The conference for passionate product people.

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Velocity Santa Clara 2015

Building a faster, stronger business.

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JEEConf 2015

JEEConf is the annual conference, which is aimed to bring together all those who use Java technologies for application development.

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DockerCon 2015

DockerCon 2015 is a two-day, multi-track conference organized by Docker, Inc.

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OpenGov Singapore

Leading The Smart Nation

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Canberra

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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China Cloud Computing Conference

Cloud computing and big data, promoting digital China

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M1

Mobile First Summit

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OpenStack Summit

The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software. It’s a great place to get started with OpenStack.

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Cloud Foundry Summit 2015

The Cloud Foundry Summit is a two day event for developers, operators and managers leveraging the industry’s leading open source platform-as-a-service.

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EMC World 2015

As data growth explodes, EMC creates the infrastructure that enables you to manage your business and your career. Come to EMC World 2015 to find out what’s next!

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DevOps Days

The conference that brings development and operations together.

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Pivotal Big Data Roadshow : Dallas/Fort Worth

Join data technology experts from Pivotal to get the latest perspective on how big data analytics and applications are transforming organizations across industries.

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Spring IO Barcelona 2015

The perfect place to obtain critical skills to help you build, run and manage tomorrow's software solutions. Don't miss the chance to meet and learn from experts and professionals who drive innovat...

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Pivotal Big Data Roadshow : Denver

Join data technology experts from Pivotal to get the latest perspective on how big data analytics and applications are transforming organizations across industries.

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SAS Global Forum

Connect with the best and brightest SAS experts from around the world.

Event

W-JAX Germany 2015

Gemeinsam mit den begleitenden Business Technology Days und der BigDataCon verleiht sie IT-Professionals führender Unternehmen aller Branchen die entscheidenden Impulse für digitale Wertschöpfung u...

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Pivotal Big Data Roadshow : Atlanta

Join data technology experts from Pivotal to get the latest perspective on how big data analytics and applications are transforming organizations across industries.

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PA: If you don't know the 'Apache Way' you really don't know open source

We will talk about mechanics of the community governance and how your project too can benefit from the 'Apache Way' to achieve the level of greatness comparable to Apache Hadoop or Tomcat.

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Pivotal Big Data Roadshow : Washington, DC

Join data technology experts from Pivotal to get the latest perspective on how big data analytics and applications are transforming organizations across industries.

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Pivotal Big Data Roadshow : NYC

Join data technology experts from Pivotal to get the latest perspective on how big data analytics and applications are transforming organizations across industries.

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Hadoop Summit Brussels 2015

This two-day event will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizati...

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Pivotal Big Data Roadshow : Toronto

Join data technology experts from Pivotal to get the latest perspective on how big data analytics and applications are transforming organizations across industries.

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ApacheCon - North America

ApacheCon brings together the open source community to learn about and collaborate on the technologies and projects driving the future of open source, big data and cloud computing.

Event

Devoxx France 2015

Rejoignez la 4ème édition de Devoxx France qui aura lieu du 8 au 10 Avril 2015, avec plus de 1800 personnes. Rendez-vous à Paris au Palais des Congrès (http://www.devoxx.fr/dvxfr15-lieu/), pour 3 j...

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Product Mashup Series

Product Mashup brings together thought-leaders from different industries to share their process and challenge our views on creativity.

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New York Jobs To Be Done Meetup

Revamping the Timeline! (We're moving to Pivotal Labs!)

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March 2015 Product Council Meetup (Spotify/MotionTrax­x)

Join the Product Council this month as we celebrate music tech products featuring Spotify and Motion Traxx.

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Gartner BI 2015

Gain insight around new and emerging, as well as foundational, technologies so you can find the BI and analytics solutions you need.

Event

Pivotal Big Data Roadshow : Palo Alto

Join data technology experts from Pivotal to get the latest perspective on how big data analytics and applications are transforming organizations across industries.

Event

No SQL Matters Paris

No SQL matters couvre une variété de sujets NoSQL et Big Data avec différents niveaux de technicité et scénarios. Rejoignez Pivotal, sponsor silver, pour en savoir plus sur l’offre Big Data Pivotal...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #21–Platforms vs. Platform as a Service

In this Pivotal Conversations Podcast episode (the first!), Coté talks with Andrew Clay Shafer about “platforms” vs. “Platform as a Service.” We discuss all the operational and architectural concer...

Podcast

"PaaS" vs. "Platform"

Coté talks to Andrew Clay Shafer about his preference for 'Platform' over 'PaaS'.

Event

Apps modernes et PaaS : Faites l’expérience d’un développement et déploiement simplifiés

Ippon et Pivotal vont montrer comment développement et PaaS permettent à l’entreprise d'être compétitive face à la montée en puissance de la concurrence via la digitalisation et des nouveaux acteurs.

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Pivotal Big Data Roadshow : Bridgewater, NJ

Join data technology experts from Pivotal to get the latest perspective on how big data analytics and applications are transforming organizations across industries.

Blog

Announcing Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Amazon Web Services

Pivotal Cloud Foundry can now deploy applications natively on Amazon Web Services, offering a single deployment experience across public and private clouds. This multi-cloud accessibility ensures a...

Press Release

Pivotal Changes Hybrid Cloud Game; Adds One-Click Amazon Web Services Integration and Bundled Managed Capacity

Pivotal Cloud Foundry enables non-disruptive cloud portability for strategic IT projects and immediate business adoption

Blog

Free Hosting with Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Pivotal is now offering bundled managed capacity in the Pivotal Cloud Foundry software subscription, at no additional cost. Enterprises can take advantage of this new capability as a way to acceler...

Blog

New Federation Business Data Lake Should Be Your Silver Bullet for Big Data Success

This week, EMC is announcing a major milestone for companies looking to transform how they approach big data, namely a massive cross-company solution that is in many ways a one-stop-shop, best-of-b...

Blog

EMC Turns Open Source Sensei, Stages First Cloud Foundry “Dojo”

In this guest post from Brian Gallagher, President, EMC Cloud Management Division, and second degree black belt, introduces EMC's first Cloud Foundry "Dojo" in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a lab where...

Blog

Pivotal and Eric Ries: Partners for Enterprise Transformation

Large companies such as GE and Intuit have used Eric Ries' "The Lean Startup" to help their organizations build more innovative working cultures. With his next book, "The Leader's Guide," offered e...

Datasheet

Pivotal Big Data Suite

Product Suite

Event

SaaS Ping Pong Tournament

So many companies have ping pong tables but it's time to find out who has the best players.

Podcast

Spring Session

Simon talks to Adib Saikali, Sr. Field Engineer, about the new Spring Session.

Event

Building a secure Polymer app with Spring backend with Scott Deeg

In this talk Scott Deeg will take you through an introduction to Polmyer and its related technologies, and then through the build out of a full blown cloud based app with a secure, ReSTful backend ...

Blog

Build Newsletter: Open Source, IoT, and Devops/Agile Transformation—March 2015

Open source software, IoT, and devops are featured in this month's Build Newsletter, the monthly snapshot of the most relevant news and trends for architects and developers. We cover the debate aro...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #20–Spring Session

One of the key design patterns needed to deploy a new, or migrate an existing, application to the cloud is robust session state management. This session state must be outside the business logic, an...

Event

SXSW 2015

Mark D’Cunha, from Pivotal’s Mobile and Cloud Platforms Team, will be presenting on How Wearables Will Affect Your Social Aura on Monday, March 16 @ 3:30pm. Ballroom C, Austin Convention Center

Blog

New Book Explains How Cloud-Native Application Architectures Drive the Innovation Cycle

Stable industries that were previously dominated by entrenched leaders are now being disrupted by companies with software at their core. Companies like Square, Uber, Netflix, Airbnb, and Tesla have...

Blog

Using Data Science to Predict TV Viewer Behavior and Formulate a Hit TV Show

In this post, Pivotal data scientists outline how machine learning, topic modeling, elastic net regression, and other similar approaches can provide media executives with a greater understanding of...

White Paper

Creating the Foundations for the Internet of Things

Learn how an architectural approach can help organizations address the growing opportunity of the Internet of Things.

Blog

How Pivotal Performs Continuous Delivery of Mobile Services

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery play a large role in Pivotal’s agile engineering culture. Integration testing can be simulated in many different ways, but when it comes to Mobile Ser...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Columbus

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Blog

Pivotal Releases GemFire 8.1 With Updates and New Features

Following the release of Pivotal GemFire 8 in September 2014, the first major release of the in-memory distributed database since it joined Pivotal’s portfolio of products, we’re announcing the rel...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Charlotte

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #19: Welcome Cote

When creating content on an ongoing basis for an international listening audience, variety is key. This week Simon is joined by Pivotal's Michael Cote who will be joining the podcast as a co-host. ...

Podcast

Introducing Cote

Simon introduces a new voice joining the All Things Pivotal podcast, Michael Coté.

Blog

Pivotal Labs Competes to Hack for Good at PayPal Battlehack 2014

Battlehack is a competition hosted by PayPal which invites teams of one to four hackers to build “the Ultimate Hack for Good” within 24 hours. The goal is to create software or hardware incorporat...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Cincinnati

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Hong Kong

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Raleigh-Durham

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Event

DevNexus 2015

Welcome to the premier conference for professional software developers who want to hear from and interact directly with internationally acclaimed presenters and technologists.

Blog

The Three Horsemen of the Digital Apocalypse Considered

This post dissects two horsemen of the digital apocalypse by dissecting prolific industry mantras: "software is eating the world" and "businesses must change or die." To explain software's relation...

Blog

Trends: The Internet of Humans (not Things)—Sensors, Health, Fitness, & Healthcare

The Internet of Humans (IoH) is an epicenter of innovation—this article captures top statistics, shares the growth in health-related sensors and mobile apps, and lists 20 of the most innovative com...

Blog

Pivotal People—Mariann Micsinai the Job and Background of a Data Scientist

In this post, we get to know more about one of our senior data scientists, Mariann Micsinai. She is a great example of the type of people Pivotal likes to have on the team and is a modern big data ...

Blog

Revelations From the Field – Life in the Operations Team

I have spent the last 25 years doing application development, and really have had little or no appreciation for operations. In fact, when I first started working with Cloud Foundry I was gleefully ...

Event

Asian Financial Congress 2015

Asia Leads Now: The Journey towards Asian Leadership in Global Financial Services

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Houston

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Case Study

Skills Matter

Real Experts. Real Skills.

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #18: An Introduction to HAWQ

What if you could have the efficiency and scale of HDFS with the mature ecosystem of SQL? What if you could perform complex queries over tens or hundreds of nodes and petabytes of data? What if you...

Blog

Behind The Scenes: Sundance Institute’s Digital Transformation with Pivotal Labs

The Sundance Institute, responsible for the famous film festival, realized that their community of artists and audiences needed better digital connections. The group had an additional goal of impro...

Podcast

An Introduction to HAWQ

Simon talks about SQL on Hadoop and HAWQ.

Blog

Helping to Overcome Poverty with Technology at Tenderloin Creative Labs

Pivotal employees recently volunteered to work with the San Francisco City Academy as a way to give back via Pivotal Serve Days. The group spent a morning in one of city’s most notorious neighborho...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Austin

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Event

QCon London 2015

QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community.

Blog

A Peek Under the Hood of The Connected Car: What It Does & How It Applies to IoT Systems

Connected things are growing 5x in the next 5 years, and the connected car provides a functional and architectural pattern for all Internet of Things systems. This week at Mobile World Congress, Pi...

Event

Mobile World Congress 2015

Over the course of four days, 2-5 March 2015, Mobile World Capital Barcelona will host the world’s greatest mobile event: Mobile World Congress.

Case Study

Sundance Institute

New Website and Digital Platform Leverage Pivotal Web Services and Cloud Foundry to Enable Incredible Storytelling

Blog

This Month In Data Science

The societal impact of big data technologies and data science practices was demonstrated in February, with the White House appointing DJ Patil as its first chief data scientist, as well as signific...

Blog

Open Repo Now Available For .NET Applications On Cloud Foundry

The Cloud Foundry .NET team recently completed a significant milestone. Through a great partnership between Pivotal, CenturyLink, and IronFoundry we have made strides toward offering fully integrat...

Event

Introduction to Hadoop Security w/Roman Shaposhnik

This presentation assumes very basic understanding of security model and will provide a whirlwind tour of everything you need to move your Hadoop clusters from POC to production use in a fully secu...

Blog

Continuous Delivery Among the Donkeys

In this post, Pivotal’s Coté explains how the "real service platform" is your delivery pipeline along with some dialogue about unicorns, horses, donkeys, yaks, and fat boy scouts. After providing r...

Podcast

Pivotal Cloud Foundry - Orgs, Spaces & Roles

Simon talks about organizations, spaces, roles and permissions within the context of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Foundry in general.

Blog

Informatica Joins Data Lake Ecosystem with Capgemini and Pivotal

Today, we are announcing Informatica’s addition to the data lake ecosystem, spawned by Pivotal and Capgemini. This post provides a background on the motivations and hurdles for building the data la...

Blog

How To: Configuring Nagios to Monitor Pivotal Cloud Foundry

In this in-depth how-to article, Chris Mattingly, Solutions Architect from EMC, provides background, overview, and step-by-step details on setting up Pivotal Cloud Foundry with Nagios, the open sou...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #17: Pivotal CF–Orgs, Spaces & Roles

In this episode, we take a quick look at how Orgs and Spaces work in Pivotal CF to help you organise all of your development efforts—to implement quotas where required, and to segment environments ...

Blog

Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: Pivotal Labs

Last week, Pivotal’s managing editor of the blog, Stacey Schneider, spent the week at three major events expecting to talk mostly about data. While data was a key theme, the real struggle for custo...

Event

Strata + Hadoop World

Immerse yourself in the world of big data at Strata + Hadoop World.

Blog

Open Data Platform Initiative: Putting an End to “Faux-pen” Source Apache Hadoop Distributions

In the wake of the Open Data Platform (ODP) initiative announced earlier this week, Pivotal’s Roman Shaposhnik, and Apache Bigtop founder, shares a history of how the ODP has been part of his perso...

Podcast

Tell me more about BOSH

Simon talks about BOSH: an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large-scale distributed services.

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #16: Tell Me More About BOSH

BOSH is used "under the covers" of Pivotal CF to deploy and update the infrastructure components of the system. It also provides the cloud-agnostic layer providing support for providers including V...

Blog

Financial Compliance: New Frontiers with Data Science

In this post, two expert Pivotal Data Scientists explain new ways to help financial institutions address compliance. Since the world of regulations has changed, the existing compliance and governan...

Press Release

Pivotal Introduces World’s First Open Source-based, Enterprise-Class Big Data Product Suite

New release of open, agile, and cloud-ready portfolio big data tackles the industry’s biggest challenges: big data fragmentation and vendor lock-in

Press Release

Technology Leaders Unite Around ‘Open Data Platform’ to Increase Enterprise Adoption of Apache Hadoop® and Big Data

GE, Hortonworks, IBM, Infosys, Pivotal, SAS, and Altiscale, Capgemini, CenturyLink, EMC, Teradata, Splunk, Verizon and VMware join forces to drive collaboration, innovation, and standardization acr...

Press Release

Pivotal Announces Pivotal Big Data Global Roadshow

Hands-On Workshop Explores New Big Data Tools and Techniques for Internet of Things: Big Data Analytics, Data Science and Real-Time Applications

Blog

Pivotal Big Data Suite: Open. Agile. Cloud-Ready.

Pivotal announced today groundbreaking product enhancements to Pivotal Big Data Suite, including plans to create the world’s first open sourced enterprise data portfolio, by open sourcing HAWQ, Piv...

Press Release

Pivotal and Hortonworks Join Forces on Apache Hadoop®

Big data pioneers strike industry-first alliance to bring together assets and expertise to simplify the adoption of Apache Hadoop® by enterprises

Blog

Pivotal and Hortonworks Join Forces on Apache Hadoop

In a guest blog post, Hortonworks' Shaun Connolly shares his views on the three announcements made today between Hortonworks and Pivotal that are important for the Apache Hadoop and Big Data market...

Blog

Why The Open Data Platform Is Such A Big Deal For Big Data

Pivotal’s President, Scott Yara explains why the announcement today for fifteen industry leaders to come together with the intent to create a new industry initiative, identified as the Open Data Pl...

Event

Introducing Spring Session w/ Josh Long

See how Spring Session easily plugs in implementations like Redis, scales out across a cluster, handles multiple users' browser sessions, works with WebSocket, and allows header based authenticatio...

Podcast

What is Pivotal Web Services?

Simon talks about PWS, a service available at run.pivotal.io. It is a hosted version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, running on AWS.

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #15: What is Pivotal Web Services?

You might be familiar with Pivotal CF as a Platform as a Service that you can deploy on-premises or in the cloud provider of your choice—however, you may not know that Pivotal CF is also available ...

Blog

They put mayonnaise on their beards in Belgium. Wait, that’s not right. Three EU conferences

Cote kicks off his first month at Pivotal by touring three European tech conferences, including the RedMonk conference Monkigras, FOSDEM and Config Management Camp. In this trip report, Cote connec...

Blog

Statica Now Available in the Pivotal Web Services Marketplace

Statica is available to Pivotal Web Services via the Services Marketplace. The solution provides a managed proxy service that will route any application traffic via a Static IP address, and it take...

Blog

MySQL Service Now Highly Available on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

The Pivotal Cloud Foundry team is excited to announce that the Pivotal Services catalog now includes a highly available MySQL database. Applications that are running on Pivotal Cloud Foundry can no...

Event

Startup Grind 2015

The best education, startups and investors converge in Silicon Valley. Will you and your team be there?

Blog

How We Found Out The #Patriots Beat The #Seahawks on Twitter Too

Imagine a stream of Twitter data coming into a dashboard showing the number of #Patriots versus #Seahawks hashtags. Using an architecture made up of three microservices running on separate public a...

Blog

Build Newsletter: Open Source, PaaS, Big Data for Developers – February 2015

Open source software, big data and data science as well as the rapid evolution of the PaaS market continue to be the main threads across industry news, as summarized in this month's “Build” newslet...

Podcast

The Need for Speed with In-Memory Data Grids: All About GemFire

Simon talks about In-Memory Data Grids and why one would choose to use this type of solution in their own architecture.

Blog

Pivotal Philanthropy Helps Viral Video Game With A Strong Message On To The App Store

Last year, two young women went to the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program and came out with a viral video game with an unexpected message to de-stigmatize menstruation. The aim of the program ...

Blog

Pivotal Podcast #14: The Need for Speed With In-Memory Data Grids—All About GemFire

Building apps that scale, support fast response times, and keep costs low typically involves moving volatile or frequently accessed data to memory, which is much faster than disk. In this podcast, ...

News

Data Lakes

Blog

This Month in Data Science: January 2015

As thought leaders, practitioners, and journalists looked forward to the year ahead in January, they identified a number of long-running trends that will become increasingly important in 2015: the ...

Blog

When To Shave Yaks, Or Avoid It All Together

In his first post with Pivotal, Cote explores some of the reasons why some enterprise development groups are thinking they must build their own PaaS versus buy one. These organizations have built a...

Blog

Implementing Adaboost on MPP for Big Data Analytics

The stockpile of ready-to-use tools for data scientists is growing daily, dramatically speeding up time to insight for certain use cases. Today, rather than building everything from scratch, a data...

Blog

Pivotal Opens Chicago Office

Announcing that the Pivotal Chicago office is now open! To celebrate Pivotal’s new accessibility for local businesses, Pivotal is offering members of the 1871 digital startup community access to Pi...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Tampa

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Press Release

Pivotal Opens Doors in Chicago, Announces Free Access to Pivotal Tracker® for Key Start-up Hub

New office to bring agile development methods to meet growing regional demand for business transformation, and to energize start-up community

Press Release

Pivotal Cloud Foundry® Reports Record-Breaking 2014: Fastest First-Year Sales Growth for an Open Source Product

Pivotal Cloud Foundry emerges as the platform of choice across all industries where agile transformation has become a competitive advantage

Podcast

Using Service Brokers in Pivotal CF

Simon talks about services architecture in relation to Pivotal Cloud Foundry and how they work. Services are what's consumed by applications running on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform.

Blog

Pivotal People–Michael Coté on Joining Pivotal and Building Better Software

As a prior programmer, cloud strategist, and industry analyst, Michael Coté has seen the software industry from a number of perspectives, including Director of Cloud Strategy at Dell. Recently, he ...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #13: Using Service Brokers in Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Microservices are becoming an increasingly popular development pattern for modern, cloud-ready applications. This is an "extreme" example of what developers have known for a long time—consuming loo...

Blog

Why Services are Essential to Your Platform as a Service

PaaS gives developers and IT operations groups tremendous advantages, and a core capability includes the easy provisioning of services such as data stores, middleware, monitoring, and continous int...

Blog

Monitoring Pivotal Cloud Foundry Health and Status: Hybrid Models, KPIs, and More

Pivotal Cloud Foundry provides a new way of managing development, deployment, and operations. As companies begin using PaaS, there are new considerations for monitoring the environment. In this pos...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Jacksonville

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Datasheet

Pivotal HD

Podcast

Logging - How Hard Could it Be?

Simon talks about the importance of logs to an IT department, and what to do from a Pivotal Cloud Foundry perspective to handle application logging.

Webinar

Data as the New Oil: Producing Value in the Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production activities generate large amounts of data from sensors, logistics, business operations and more. Given the data volume, variety and velocity, gaining actionab...

Event

Apache Ambari for Hadoop Clusters with Newton Alex and Alexander Denissov

In this talk we will go over the pluggability aspect of Apache Ambari to support new services, provide an overview of recently released Ambari-1.7 features and share a preview of what's coming in ...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #12: Logging–How Hard Could it Be?

When you are operating applications—be it one, or 1,000—logging is a key element of your operational model. In this week's episode, Simon looks at the Cloud Foundry Loggregator component—what it do...

Blog

Groovy 2.4 And Grails 3.0 To Be Last Major Releases Under Pivotal Sponsorship

Pivotal today announced that it will fund the next two major releases of the Groovy and Grails through March 31st, 2015, after which it will no longer directly fund development on these open source...

Blog

GemFire XD 1.4 Now Available for Download

The latest release of GemFire XD 1.4 is now available for download. Its biggest improvements include single hop inserts for 50% faster performance, and support for JSON document objects in SQL tabl...

Blog

MADlib 1.7 Release—Adding Generalized Linear Models, Decision Trees, and Random Forest

The new release of MADlib 1.7 includes several new features, namely generalized linear models, decision trees, and random forest. These ready-to-use algorithms provide better features, performance,...

Event

Building Distributed Systems with Netflix OSS and Spring Cloud w/ Matt Stine

Spring Cloud provides tools for developers to quickly build some of the common patterns in distributed systems. Many of these patterns are provided via wrapping the battle-tested components found a...

Blog

Build Newsletter: Predictions, Security, Mobile, Agile, & DevOps – January 2015

“Build” is the monthly newsletter from Pivotal that provides a snapshot of the most relevant news and trends for architects and developers. This month we look at 2014 year-end reviews and 2015 pred...

Podcast

So What Happens When I Push An App Anyway?

Lean how to easily push an application to Pivotal CF in this technical talk. Simon gives us the steps, the preconditions and what to avoid when deploying to Pivotal CF.

Webinar

Operationalizing Data Analytics

Hadoop is regarded as a key capability for implementing Big Data initiatives in the enterprise, but organizations have yet to realize its full business benefits. In this webinar, Pivotal and guest ...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #11: So What Happens When I Push An App Anyway?

One of the benefits of PaaS is that a whole swathe of complex detail is taken care of by the platform itself, enabling the developer to know that the application will be deployed correctly and in a...

Blog

Pivotal People—Gavin Sherry on Engineering PostgreSQL, Greenplum, HAWQ and More

In this post, we do a Q&A session with Pivotal's vice president of engineering for data, Gavin Sherry. Gavin has played a major role in developing a number of well-known data-centric products,...

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Pivotal’s Top Predictions for Data Science and Big Data in 2015

Based on the thoughts of our top Pivotal data scientists and big data thought leaders, this post offers a view into our top predictions of what will happen in the data science and big data space in...

Podcast

Discussing Natural Language Processing and Churn Analysis with Mariann Micsinai and Niels Kasch

Mariann Micsinai is a Senior Data Scientist at Pivotal. She holds a PhD in computational biology and has a varied background ranging from linguistics to economics, mathematics and medicine. Niels K...

Webinar

Insider's Guide to Mobile Apps

Building mobile apps that can transform business is on everyone's 2015 to-do list, but how do you avoid common pitfalls?

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3 Steps to Doing Mobile App Testing the Right Way

As mobile app usage is becoming more popular, developers still face key challenges around quality assurance and testing. In this post, Pivotal outlines how test driven development, automated testin...

Datasheet

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Mobile Services - App Distribution

Support Mobile Testing Best Practices

Blog

Taking Security to the Next Level—Application Security Groups

In this post, Abby Kearns, one of our Technical Product Marketers, provides an overview of how Application Security Groups work within Pivotal Cloud Foundry. She explains how every application requ...

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All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #10: Discussing Natural Language Processing and Churn Analysis with Mariann Micsinai and Niels Kasch

Organizations are increasingly concerned with is customer churn, the desire to reduce the number of customers they lose, and to deeply understand the reasons for customers leaving. Not just for its...

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Pivotal’s Top 6 Predictions for the Developer in 2015

The big data and cloud platform thought leaders of Pivotal expect 2015 to be a transformative year, with companies showcasing the benefits of open source, automation and data-driven analytics as th...

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Pivotal For Good with Crisis Text Line: A First Look

Pivotal For Good (P4G) has partnered with Crisis Text Line, whose trained specialists assist hundreds of at-risk teens every day, to use data science to understand and predict teens’ crisis needs. ...

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10 Amazing Things to Do With a Hadoop-Based Data Lake

In this post, Pivotal's product marketing director, Greg Chase, covers a spectrum of capabilities and scenarios surrounding a data lake based on Apache Hadoop®. From the benefits of storage to vari...

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How to Scale Native (C/C++) Applications on Pivotal’s MPP Platform: Edge Detection Example, Part 2

In part one of this blog series, Pivotal’s Gautam Muralidhar and Srivatsan Ramanujam introduced the task of edge detection, an important problem in developing computer vision algorithms. In the pre...

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Distributed Deep Learning on MPP and Hadoop

Deep learning has become a more popular approach to machine learning that has shown to provide significant improvements versus the manual design of features. In this post, a group of Pivotal Data S...

Case Study

Philips

120 Year-Old Industrial Giant Builds the HealthSuite Digital Platform to Offer New Experiences and Customer Differentiation in Healthcare

Case Study

EMC Documentum

Transforming Enterprise Collaboration Software with an Open Cloud Platform

Press Release

Pivotal, EMC and Temasek Polytechnic Launch Singapore’s First Data Science Academy

Offers practical education, certification and dedicated lab for students and working professionals to close skills gap in data science

Webinar

Top Data Science Trends for 2015

With 2015 just around the corner, the Pivotal Data Science team has been challenged to point its predictive inclinations toward spotting em...

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Build Newsletter: Containers, Mobile Apps, App Design, Data & Scale – December 2014

“Build” is the monthly newsletter from Pivotal that provides a snapshot of the most relevant news and trends for architects and developers. This inaugural post covers containers, mobile development...

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How to Scale Native (C/C++) Applications on Pivotal’s MPP Platform: Edge Detection Example, Part 1

One of the challenges organizations face while adopting big data platforms is seamlessly integrating legacy applications. Fear of having to redesign and reengineer existing applications built over ...

Blog

Getting Started with WordPress on Cloud Foundry

In this post, Pivotal engineer, Daniel Mikusa, explains how you can begin to use Wordpress on Cloud Foundry. At a high level, he covers the steps necessary to get a Cloud Foundry account, install t...

Webinar

Evolving DevOps: The Benefits of PaaS and Application Dial Tone

The DevOps movement has enabled organizations to leave behind months-long procurement cycles and instead get the infrastructure they need in a matter of hours, or even minutes. While many organizat...

Datasheet

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Mobile Services – Push Notifications

The Most Powerful Way to Engage Mobile Users

Blog

Governance By Contribution and the Cloud Foundry Foundation

With the official launch of the Cloud Foundry Foundation today, Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz writes about why the idea of open governance by contribution is a powerful concept, and necessary to ensure t...

Press Release

Big Data vs. Climate Change: EMC and Citizen Scientists Team Up

EMC uses big data to better understand climate change as part of White House Climate Data Initiative program

Case Study

Indian Railways

Distributed In-Memory Data Management Solution Improves the Capacity and Availability of New E-Ticketing System

Event

Gartner AADI Summit

Las Vegas: Your world is shifting. Even as the Nexus of Forces–mobile, cloud, social and analytics–continues to transform applications, the Internet of things and the ubiquity of data are ushering ...

Event

The Lean Startup Conference

San Francisco: We have five days of sessions and events designed to improve your success as an entrepreneur. Whether you’re new to Lean Startup or tackling advanced topics in entrepreneurship, we’r...

Blog

How Vblock Saved Pivotal Developers Time, Decreased Frustration Levels

Recently, our Pivotal Cloud Foundry team swapped out an underlying hardware architecture for a Vblock system. The prior environment was problematic and unreliable, requiring our team to chase down ...

Press Release

VMware Streamlines Enterprise Container Deployment and Cluster Management from Data Center to Cloud

New VMware Integrations with Docker Containers, Kubernetes, Mesosphere and Pivotal Cloud Foundry Help Customers to Achieve Simple Installation and Management of Containers; Provide Enterprises with...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : India

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Cork

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Toronto

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Webinar

It’s a Mobile First World: Faster Mobile Apps with Pivotal and VMware

Let’s face it – delivering modern, mobile applications for your customers and employees isn’t a matter of when, but a matter of how fast. How can IT build apps faster? How do you scale if the app i...

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All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #9 – Using Pivotal CF for Blue/Green Deployments

Many organisations are moving to a model of Continuous Deployment for their applications. This means that they want to deploy regular changes to production applications without affecting users. Get...

Podcast

Using Pivotal CF for Blue/Green Deployment

In this episode, we will dive more deeply into the concept of Blue/Green deployments and the mechanism used by Pivotal CF to deploy changes into production with zero downtime and no packets dropped!

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3 Killer Ways To Up Your Mobile Game in 2015

Mobile application development is hitting a tipping point in 2015, and most companies are planning on stepping up their development investment in the area by at least 36% next year. But spending mo...

Case Study

CoreLogic

Leveraging Enterprise-Grade Platform for Development and Data Management Provides New Products for Valuable Insights and Better Decisions

Case Study

Axel Springer

Europe's Largest Publisher Transforms with Cloud Foundry

Blog

What I Learned About Lean by Teaching at the White House

In this post, one of our Lean experts, Janice Fraser, covers two of her most valuable insights from teaching senior managers at the White House. Heading into her workshop at the Lean Startup Confer...

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Launching Rockets—Collaborating on Next Level Linux Containers

Pivotal supports the open container specification efforts championed by CoreOS. As the interest and enthusiasm for Linux containers is growing, Pivotal calls on the industry to create open standard...

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This Month in Data: November 2014

November revealed a plethora of fascinating data-driven insights into how teams work together, the ways that social behavior dictates our approach to online privacy, the activities of Yelp users, a...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast Episode #8: A Chat About Microservices With Matt Stine

In this week’s episode, Simon has an extended conversation with Matt Stine, Platform Engineer at Pivotal. In this wide ranging discussion, they explore the “what” and more importantly the “why” of ...

Podcast

A Chat About Microservices with Matt Stine

We will focus on continuous delivery and Microservices, which is very much a topic du jour in software architecture and design circles.

Blog

Find Us at Lean Startup Conference, Learn Lean 101, and Get Comfortable Shipping Imperfect Products

Companies large and small are looking to innovate for growth, and the Lean Start Up Conference is an epicenter for sharing the knowledge and experience of getting new products to market. In this po...

Blog

Data Science Case Study: A Healthcare Company’s Journey To Big Data

With the right approach to data science and the right technology platform, companies can gain a shorter time to insight, get to market faster, utilize more of the unstructured and structured data t...

Blog

From Sea to Trees, Pivotal Data Science Looks at Climate Change in Acadia National Park: Day 4 (Final Day) Field Report

It’s our final day of work and fun at Acadia National Park. So far, we’ve learned about the research problems of interest in relation to climate change, spent two days as citizen scientists, collec...

Blog

From Sea to Trees, Pivotal Data Science Looks at Climate Change in Acadia National Park: Day 3 Field Report

In posts one and two, we covered the background of the climate-based research in Acadia National Park, the goals of our project, and the specific ways scientists could use technology to improve the...

Blog

From Sea to Trees, Pivotal Data Science Looks at Climate Change in Acadia National Park: Day 2 Field Report

In the first post of this series, we gave the background on the climate-based research going on in Acadia National Park and our role in helping define the next generation of applications in the spa...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Episode #7 – A Look at 12-Factor Apps

As we move into an increasingly cloud-based application landscape, key design patterns need to be applied to best take advantage of the capabilities that cloud architectures offer. Fortunately, a P...

Podcast

A Look at 12-Factor Apps

The 12 Factor App is a sort of manifesto created out of Heroku, which did a lot of great work on how one should build web scout apps for current requirements and how that may work in a cloud spaced...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Los Angeles

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Press Release

Pivotal Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Data Business

Sundeep Madra, co-founder of mobile development powerhouse Xtreme Labs; Gavin Sherry, pioneer of HAWQ®; Mark Dunlap, large-scale data and SQL processing innovator; and Sudhir Menon, in-memory data ...

Webinar

Made for Each Other: Microservices + PaaS

Companies need to build better software faster to compete. But existing monolithic applications, legacy platforms and lengthy operational deployment cycles are holding innovation...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Denver

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Blog

From Sea to Trees, Pivotal Data Science Looks at Climate Change in Acadia National Park: Day 1 Field Report

Data science is being used to transform the way we measure the world around us, particularly in the area of climate change. In the first post of this series, Pivotal’s Senior Data Scientist, Srivat...

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Case Study: 300% Increase in App Performance with India Rail on Pivotal GemFire

With India’s massive online population growth, the e-ticketing systems supporting India Rail faced a major challenge with scale. At a recent forum in India, the team responsible for the application...

Blog

Big Data in Education: Analyzing Student Clusters to Influence Success and Retention

Learn how one university is using data science to understand students and identify the factors leading to student success and retention by analyzing structured and unstructured data. In this post, ...

Datasheet

Pivotal Cloud Foundry: The Power of an App-centric Approach

FAQs around App Instances, Containers and Infrastructure Utilization

Blog

Pivotal for Good Connects Data Scientist with Crisis Text Line to Help At-Risk Teens

Helping a troubled teenager through a crisis isn’t what comes to mind when you think of a data scientist’s regular activities. But courtesy of the Pivotal for Good program, Noelle Sio is doing just...

Datasheet

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Mobile Services - API Gateway

Building Great Mobile and Web App Performance

Blog

An Easier Way To Deploy Cassandra Clusters

The majority of applications being built today require some form of data service, whether its a traditional relational database or a highly-available Cassandra cluster to provide a key-value store....

Press Release

Capgemini Launches Anomalous Behavior Detection with Pivotal

Unique new offer to detect and react to advanced internal and external business threats

Datasheet

5 Tips for Building Engaging, Data-driven Mobile Apps

Building for New Engagement Experiences

Datasheet

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Mobile Services - Data Sync

Secure Data Store for Mobile

Podcast

A Look at Pivotal CF Mobile Services

Simon gives us an in-depth look at Pivotal CF Mobile Services. It seems that most of us spend a lot of time looking at these little glowing rectangles in our hand. They're windows to the internet, ...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Episode#6 – A Look At Pivotal CF Mobile Services

As businesses work to compete in new domains and on new fronts—the mobile world has proven to be a key battleground. Banks work to out-do one another with capability and feature, established busine...

Webinar

Scale Out Your Big Data Apps: The Latest on Pivotal GemFire and GemFire XD

Companies across all industries and sizes are investing in strategic custom applications to enhance their competitive advantages. Developing these applications requires continuous improvement, base...

Blog

Pivotal Shows Web Summit The Secret to Faster, More Predictable Software Development

Last week, hundreds of start-ups, tech visionaries and the likes of Eva Longoria, Tony Hawk, and Bono descended on this vibrant city to talk shop, share grand ideas, and explore what’s next in tech...

Blog

How Data Science Delivers Retail E-Commerce Analytics, Comparisons & Decisions

Data science might become the next “hot item” in the fashion industry, and this post provides a business and technical overview on why the entire fashion industry is moving towards big data analyti...

Blog

Cine.io Now Available in the PWS Marketplace

Cine.io, a service that allows developers to instantly setup geo-distributed broadcast networks to transmit video and audio content, is now available in the PWS store. This post covers why this is ...

Blog

How Pivotal’s Big Data Solutions Provide a Jump Start to GE’s Vision for an Industrial Internet

Mark Grabb, Technical lead for the global analytics practice within GE, took some time at Big Data NYC to discuss GE’s vision for the Industrial Internet. GE is leading the charge in delivering wha...

Blog

Do Disruptive Mobile Apps Spell the End for Banks?

Banks and financial institutions should take heed—over 30% of millennial consumers believe they won’t need a bank at all in five years. And a whopping 73% would be more excited about a new offering...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Sydney

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Singapore

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : DC

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Blog

All Things Pivotal Episode #5: Interview with Ailey Crow at the Strata + Hadoop Conference

On this week’s podcast, Simon speaks “live to tape” with Ailey Crow, Senior Data Scientist, about this year's Strata + Apache Hadoop® World conference that concluded last month, the “Data Jam” Pivo...

Podcast

Interview with Ailey Crow at the Strata + Hadoop Conference

Simon chats with Ailey Crow at the Strata + Hadoop Conference 2014.

Event

Web Summit 2014

Where the tech world meets.

Event

14th Annual Cloud Expo 2014

The world of cloud computing all in one place.

Blog

3 Key Capabilities Necessary for Text Analytics & Natural Language Processing in the Era of Big Data

This post explains common, unstructured text processing tasks in detail so we can understand how they merge with traditional analytics on structured data. Then, we outline the three key capabilitie...

Blog

Re-Architecting Genomics Pipelines to Handle the Rising Wave of Data

Genomic data is quickly becoming a central part of the next generation of medicine. The future of treatments will be through precision medicine, as evidenced by the growing number of drugs targetin...

Blog

Mobile Technology Leaders Including Facebook, Google, and Twitter Converge At M1 Summit

Pivotal now has what may be the world’s largest agile development team, building web and mobile apps, many of which you likely use every day. Our customers look to us to help them solve the next bi...

Event

AppDynamics AppSphere 2014

Join us as we explore and discuss technology and applications.

Blog

This Month in Data Science

Data science is a hyper-growth environment. In this month’s roundup of the most compelling data science stories in the last month, we cover the perspective of how companies are competing on data sc...

Blog

This Month in PaaS: Top Headlines for Platform as a Service

The PaaS space is growing leaps and bounds, and so is the volume of technology announcements, articles, and results in the space. In this post, Pivotal’s inaugural roundup of October’s key news and...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Phoenix

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Podcast

Pivotal CF 1.3 - What's New?

Simon discusses what's new in Pivotal CF 1.3.

Blog

All Things Pivotal Episode #4 – Pivotal CF 1.3 – What’s New?

This week, we take a tour through some of the new capabilities to be found in Pivotal CF 1.3. Lots of handy goodies including High Availability improvements, security improvements, new language sup...

Blog

Challenges With Randomness In Multi-tenant Linux Container Platforms

Using Linux Containers for tenant isolation rather than OS isolation from VMs or non-virtualized hosts exposes unique challenges. The Cloud Foundry team has worked on problems like that this quite ...

Webinar

Supercharge Your Application Delivery with Pivotal and VMware

Learn how to leverage your VMware investments to innovate faster and deliver applications in weeks, not months.

Event

IT Cloud Computing Conference 2014

Automate IT and DevOps in the cloud.

Datasheet

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Enterprise-Grade Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Datasheet

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Mobile Services

Mobile Backend for the Enterprise

Event

JavaOne 2014

Create the future with JavaOne.

Blog

Twitter NLP Example: How to Scale Part-of-Speech Tagging with MPP (Part 2)

In this two-part series, one of Pivotal’s Senior Data Scientists provides an overview of how to achieve part-of-speech tagging on tweets at scale. In this second part of the series, using code exa...

White Paper

The Essential Elements of Enterprise PaaS

Developer Speed and Cloud Operator Agility

Blog

Cloud Foundry Foundation Bylaws and Related Documents Now Available to the Public on cloudfoundry.org

Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation achieves an important milestone toward the transition to a formal Foundation operating model later this year. Namely, we are releasing the Cloud Foundry Foundati...

Blog

Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing in the Era of Big Data

At Pivotal, we see data science as one of the top ways technology can transform companies in today’s world. In this post, we outline the importance of two, related capabilities—natural language pro...

Blog

Driving Loyalty, Engagement, and Profit in Mobile Banking Through Agile, Push Notifications, and Analytics

In this post, one of Pivotal’s mobile application experts, Mark D’Cunha, shares recent learnings based on Pivotal’s development of over 400 mobile applications. He explains the background on why p...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Munich

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Blog

How to Continuously Deploy Code with CloudBees Jenkins for Pivotal CF

Pivotal CF customers can now download and install Jenkins Enterprise by Cloudbees with Pivotal Ops Manager, providing easy configuration with a fully integrated user experience. Last month, we lau...

Podcast

Comparing Big Data vs Fast Data

Simon compares big data and a fast data. By demystifying and decoding these buzz words, he will give some realistic relevance to big data as it has evolved over the years.

Blog

All Things Pivotal Episode #3 – Comparing Big vs Fast Data

In this week's episode, Simon discusses Big vs Fast data and how you might use it, the components involved and some important considerations.

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Atlanta

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Blog

Start-Ups, Let’s Talk About Building Great Software at Web Summit 2014

Start-ups, come meet with us! This November, in Dublin, Ireland, one of the largest technology gatherings in the world is taking place. 20,000 people are expected this year. Beyond our keynote and ...

Event

PA: Storage Solutions for Big Data with Hadoop Architect, Sameer Tiwari

There is a plethora of storage solutions for big data, each having its own pros and cons. The objective of this talk is to delve deeper into specific classes of storage types like Distributed File ...

Case Study

Spark Ventures Launches Qrious Big Data Platform

Establishes Scalable Infrastructure to Incubate, Launch and Grow Digital Businesses

Blog

GemFire XD’s New Open Source Download: Browser-based Schema Management

A new open source, browser-based administration and development tool is now freely available for Pivotal GemFire XD, the in-memory, real-time data grid. In this post, Senior System Engineer, Pas Ap...

Event

Nordic APIs Platform Summit

This year, the regional conference is all about becoming an API platform. The workshops and two days of presentations are designed to help you learn how to transform your business into an API platf...

Blog

Twitter NLP Example: How to Scale Part-of-Speech Tagging with MPP (Part 1)

In this two-part series, open source code is shared as one of Pivotal’s Senior Data Scientists provides an overview of part-of-speech tagging on tweets, explains the purpose and value, dives into t...

Blog

Why MPP-based Analytical Databases Are Still Key For Enterprises

Over the past five years, we have seen the Apache Hadoop® ecosystem grow at an escalating pace. This week’s Strata and Hadoop® World conference in New York is a testament to the level of interest t...

Blog

Service Management Through Cloud Foundry Eclipse

The latest version of the Cloud Foundry Eclipse plug-in contains various enhancements for managing services in Cloud Foundry. Cloud Foundry Eclipse is a joint collaboration between Pivotal Software...

Blog

Announcing the New Version of GemFire XD and SQLFire: Pivotal GemFire XD 1.3

The newest versions of SQLFire and GemFire XD are one and the same: Pivotal GemFire XD version 1.3. What were previously two separate products are now merged, so current licensees of either product...

Press Release

Industry Leaders Rally Around Pivotal Big Data Suite to Seize on Explosive Growth of Data

Simple pricing, flexibility and one of the industry’s most comprehensive suite of big and fast data products propel emergence of new data use cases, insights and decisions

Blog

Big Data Suite Gets Big Props From Customers, Partners

Just over 6 months after launching Pivotal Big Data Suite (BDS), Pivotal customers and partners are rallying significant endorsements for how the new consumption model for Pivotal big data products...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Episode #2 – Why Customers Want To Use Pivotal CF

In this week's episode, Simon shares insights on why organisations want to use Platform-as-a-Service, and a more detailed tour of Pivotal CF and its components. This includes some of the high level...

Blog

Pivotal Greenplum Database 4.3.3 Adds Delta Compression

The latest release of Pivotal Greenplum Database, version 4.3.3, adds a number of notable updates, including Delta Compression. This exciting update adds an additional way to compress data in a col...

Event

Strata + Hadoop World NYC 2014

Make data work.

Press Release

EMC and Pivotal Deliver Complete Scale-Out Data Lake for Predictive Big Data Analytics

EMC-Pivotal Data Lake Hadoop Bundle 2.0 Offers Added Simplicity and Control of Massive Data Sets and Analytic Workloads

Podcast

Why Customers Want to Use Pivotal CF

Simon shares insights on why organisations want to use Platform-as-a-Service and a more detailed tour of Pivotal Cloud Foundry and its components.

Blog

The Future Architecture of a Data Lake: In-memory Data Exchange Platform Using Tachyon and Apache Spark

Pivotal is revolutionizing the data lake with an architecture that builds upon disk-based storage with memory-centric processing frameworks. In partnership with the AMPLab at UC Berkeley, Pivotal e...

Blog

Cloud Foundry’s Container Technology: A Garden Overview

In this post, Pivotal Cloud Foundry expert, Glyn Normington, explains how Cloud Foundry's container technology works. Named Garden, the application includes a generally platform agnositc front end ...

Blog

Mobile Video Big Data Architecture with Spring XD/Hadoop/HAWQ/Redis: Measuring Live Usage

In this post, Allan Baril, Pivotal Lab’s Director for the Internet of Things, outlines the architecture and approach taken by a major sports network and mobile carrier to create better analytics on...

Blog

Security Analytics in Action: Use Cases for Deep Monitoring of Privileged Users

Pivotal data science and security expert, Derek Lin, has considerable experience in the areas of big data, software development, and analysis for security, risk, fraud, and online banking. In this ...

Event

VMWorld 2014 Barcelona

Join other business and technology professionals, and VMware experts and executives as we all come together to share the stories of our successes over the last year, learn from each other and insp...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Dallas

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Blog

Apache Way at Pivotal

Pivotal's Roman Shaposhnik describes his role as the resident Apache Software Foundation guy for Datafabrics, and his journey to make sure that Pivotal grows its pool of Apache Committers in the tr...

Blog

Churn Prediction in Retail Finance and Asset Management (Part 2)

Financial firms collect large volumes of data from all realms of our daily lives. These data assets are used to build predictive models for many purposes, such as understanding and predicting custo...

Blog

All Things Pivotal Podcast – Now Available!

Today we are launching the All Things Pivotal Podcast. Narrated by Pivotal Field CTO Simon Elisha, who previously had a popular podcast during his tenure at AWS, this is a regular podcast that cove...

Event

New Relic Future Stack 2014

Changing the world with software and data

Blog

Winning with Mobile Payments: User Experience, Industry Adoption, and Trust

With Apple Pay entering the market, players in the mobile payment space must advance their competitive position through software. Pivotal’s Senior Solution Architect, Mark D’Cunha, has spent a larg...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : San Francisco

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Chicago

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Webinar

What You Can Do With Hadoop: Building Big Data Applications with Hadoop & Spring

At Pivotal we are bringing 2 open source projects together -- Hadoop and the very rapid and widely used Spring Java application development framework to help Big Data Applications.

Blog

Pivotal Celebrates One Year of Agile Development in Toronto

Today is the one-year anniversary of Pivotal’s presence in Toronto. As with all Pivotal offices around the globe, the Toronto office is a space for customers, developers, and partners to learn abou...

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Minneapolis

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Blog

An Interview with Vic Bhagat, EMC’s CIO, and Nominee to CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 List

EMC’s CIO Vic Bhagat was recently named to CIO Magazine’s “CIO 100 List” for his work in leveraging Big Data and business analytics initiatives to provide the company’s business units with advanced...

Press Release

Cloud Visionary and OpenStack Founder Joins Pivotal

Joshua McKenty, cloud computing pioneer and entrepreneur, joins Pivotal as Field CTO for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Blog

Co-Founder of Piston & OpenStack Board Member, Joshua McKenty, Joins Pivotal

As Josh McKenty joins Pivotal, he shares with us his journey in IT that led him to the OpenStack years, where he helped shape OpenStack both for open source as well as the commercialized hardened O...

Blog

This Month In Data Science

September was a big month for data science news, with discussion about how the discipline can be applied to social good projects, and a number of fascinating case studies about how it is being leve...

Blog

How to Find Pivotal at JavaOne!

This post summarizes where to find Pivotal at JavaOne. Come see us at booth number 5201 for demos on the internet of things, Apache Hadoop®, microservices architectures, PaaS, and more. Sessions wi...

Blog

Using Maven to push to Cloud Foundry with Java 8

In this post, Pivotal Developer Advocate, Johannes Tuchscherer, explains how to use Maven with a Cloud Foundry plugin to run a Java app with Java 8. He provides several references and tips on how t...

Blog

An ‘Open’ Invitation to Oracle: Cloud Foundry Welcomes You

As rumored early last week, today Oracle made news about its latest effort in the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market, its third such announcement in as many years. Pivotal would like to acknowled...

Datasheet

Pivotal Cloud Foundry

The Leading Enterprise PaaS Powered by Cloud Foundry

Blog

Pivotal CF 1.3 Is Generally Available

Pivotal CF 1.3 is now generally available, complete with new capabilities that make it easier for enterprise IT to arm their developers with a Platform as a Service (PaaS) in their data center whil...

White Paper

Transforming Your Company into a Data Science-Driven Enterprise

Big Data is the latest technology wave impacting C-Level executives across all areas of business, but amid the hype, there remains confusion about what it all means.

Blog

Installing DreamFactory on Pivotal Web Services

In this guest post, DreamFactory shares how their open source REST API platform can now be installed on Pivotal Web Services as an application, helping developers to build front-end applications on...

Podcast

All About Pivotal

Simon gives a high-level view of what Pivotal Software is all about. Starting with what customers talk to Pivotal about and the capabilities that they want to use.

Event

Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Paris

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

Blog

An Introduction to the Pivotal CF Mobile Suite API Gateway

The API Gateway is one of the products available on the Pivotal CF Mobile Services. It allows developers to easily create edge gateways proxy calls between devices and your organization internal se...

Datasheet

Pivotal GemFire

The Scale-Out, In-Memory Distributed Database for Mission-Critical Applications

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What’s New in Pivotal GemFire 8

Today Pivotal is announcing the release of Pivotal GemFire 8, part of Pivotal Big Data Suite. This is the first major release of GemFire since it became part of the Pivotal portfolio. Born from the...

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Pivotal Big Data Suite Gets Real Time Boost with In-Memory Upgrade

Pivotal GemFire 8 enables developers with mission critical capabilities for real-time applications

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Redis for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Quickly Deploy an Advanced Key-Value Store and Cache as a Service

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : London

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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Churn Prediction in Retail Finance and Asset Management (Part 1)

Financial firms collect large volumes of data from all realms of our daily lives. These data assets are used to build predictive models for many purposes, such as understanding and predicting custo...

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MyRA

MyRA Helps Patients Track and Share Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

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NYC Votes

Transforming the Way New Yorkers Interact with Political Candidates

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Case Commons

Family-centric Technology that Puts the “Social” in Social Services

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Sharethrough

Building Native Advertising Solutions that Scale

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Post+Beam

Launching a Multiple-Device Photo-Sharing Ecosystem

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Portico

A luxury vacation that begins online, with the client experience

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Gnip

Realizing the full potential of social media data

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Groupon

Groupon is an eCommerce retailer specializing in daily deals for it users.

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GoSpotCheck

The GoSpotCheck phone app makes it easy for retail field teams to report data collected on site in a highly visual, easily consumable way

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : NYC

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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AccuWeather

AccuWeather is a weather authority that provides local forecasts for over two million locations worldwide

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Synapse LLC: Providing Mobile and Web Solutions for Customers with Pivotal Web Services

In this post, Sureel Bhurat, co-founder of Synapse LLC, a young Boston based company that builds SaaS web and mobile applications for consumer start-ups and enterprises, explains how PWS lets them ...

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Boston

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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Our Customers at Pivotal Recognize the Importance of Bridging Traditional Data Warehousing into Next Generation Platform

Recently Gartner published the report, “Gartner Critical Capabilities for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems” that shares survey results of customers from a variety of Data Warehouse soluti...

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The Great Divide: Reflections on the Public/Private PaaS Market in 2014

Last week we announced an important new partnership with Cloudbees to bring a native enterprise Jenkins service to Pivotal CF (PCF). This provided a first glimpse at the power of Pivotal Network, a...

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CloudBees and Pivotal Partner to Offer Continuous Delivery with Jenkins

Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees to be available on Pivotal Network

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CloudBees Enterprise Jenkins for Pivotal CF

Today we’re announcing our partnership with CloudBees, the company behind Jenkins, to offer Pivotal customers access to the leading continuous integration and delivery software for enterprises. The...

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Pivotal People—Onsi Fakhouri, The Science of Diego

Award-winning Berkley astronomer, Onsi Fakhouri, has brought years of experience from working with Pivotal Labs and is currently leading the re-imagination and re-engineering of elastic runtime arc...

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Updating PostgreSQL-based Open Source Machine Learning Library from Google Summer of Code

The Google Summer of Code included a project to update MADlib, the open source machine learning library written for PostgreSQL as well as Pivotal Greenplum Analytic Data Warehouse.

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RSA Global Summit 2014

Security redefined

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SpringOne 2GX Conference Kicks Off in Dallas with Focus on Microservices and Big Data

The SpringOne 2GX 2014 conference starts this evening in Dallas, TX, with nearly 1000 developers, architects, and operations experts expected to attend. Sponsored by Pivotal, SpringOne 2GX 2014 foc...

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Pivotal-sponsored SpringOne 2GX Kicks off in Dallas

Microservices, Enterprise PaaS and Big Data are Front and Center Themes for the Premiere Gathering of the Spring IO Open Source Java Developer Community

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SpringOne 2GX 2014

The Spring, Groovy, Grails & Cloud event of the year.

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Easy Pivotal App Installs: RPM, deb, MSI, BREW, Chef, Puppet, and More

Pivotal cloud packaging expert and engineers, Kashyap Parikh and Blair Hester, share the current state of Pivotal’s packaging, deployment, and monitoring efforts. Support for RPM, deb, MSI, BREW, C...

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CPU Usage in Massively Distributed Analytic Data Warehouses

This detailed post explores the complicated topic of how Pivotal Greenplum Database (GPDB) ensures all available CPU resources are used for processing a query in an analytic data warehouse environm...

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Case Study: How shrebo, the Sharing Economy Platform, Innovates with Cloud Foundry

Former banking technology executive and shrebo founder, Patrick Senti, gives Pivotal.io blog readers an explanation of the impact of open source solutions like Cloud Foundry and Redis. In this post...

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Staging Changes to cf-release

This is the final post in our CI pipeline series. This time, we talk about how the pipeline stages loggregator-related changes to cf-release to other cf-release consumers (e.g. other teams) in a mi...

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This Month In Data Science

The month of August saw a plethora of data science-related news and announcements, including a Wired feature on Kaggle founder Jeremy Howard's quest to improve health care, General Electric's succe...

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Running CareKinesis’ Healthcare Platform with Microservices on Pivotal Web Services

Today's guest post is from Tom Wilson, President and Lead Technologist for Jack Russell Software, where he is responsible for the Software Development Vision and part of the Software Architecture T...

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Pivotal and VMware Announce New Collaborations, Integrations, and Services at VMworld 2014

VMware kicked off VMworld, its annual week-long showcase in San Francisco, on Sunday with a number of significant product and partnership announcements. Aligned with Pivotal's goal to empower enter...

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Platform Wind Tunnel, Part I: Heroku

For well over 100 years, engineers have utilized wind tunnels to study the effects of aerodynamic forces on airplanes, buildings, automobiles, and other structures. This testing is conducted as ...

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Enabling Personalized Healthcare with Biomedical Informatics

Aridhia is a world leading health informatics company developing technology that supports the innovation, collaboration and management of chronic diseases, stratified medicine and biomedical resear...

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Content-Based Image Retrieval using Pivotal HD with HAWQ

The number of images and videos captured by humans using digital cameras is staggering. It has been estimated that an average of 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook daily, and about 100 hou...

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Optimizing Bosh-Lite Deployment Times

This post continues our CI pipeline series. In this edition, we talk about how we optimized the pipeline’s Cloud Foundry deployment step (into bosh-lite on AWS) from previously over one hour to abo...

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VMWorld 2014 San Francisco

The #1 cloud and virtualization technology conference.

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Using Docker For CI Pipelines

A previous post explained CI pipelines for loggregator, and this post zooms in on why the Cloud Foundry engineering team uses Docker and how. A background is given and covers the problems faced wit...

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Docker Service Broker for Cloud Foundry

Pivotal's Cloud Foundry team is a fan of Docker. In this post, learn how the Docker service broker for Cloud Foundry allows users to expose and provision services offerings that run inside a Docker...

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Session Replication on Cloud Foundry

Recently, the Java Buildpack added support for session replication using Redis. This support complements the existing session affinity (i.e. sticky sessions) that Cloud Foundry already supports. So...

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Seattle

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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Experience NO LIMITS: Join Pivotal at VMware VMworld US 2014

This weekend Pivotal will join forces with VMware and our collective customers at VMworld 2014. Pivotal will lead six sessions covering various uses and areas of Cloud Foundry and Pivotal CF. Atte...

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Pivotal's Cloud Platform Roadshow Brings Cloud Foundry Expertise Directly to Customers Worldwide

All-day workshops will give enterprises hands-on experience with world’s leading enterprise PaaS, Pivotal CF, to build and run great applications

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An Overview of Loggregator CI Pipelines

Cloud Foundry at Pivotal recently set up new continuous integration pipelines for loggregator, using Thoughtworks’ Go (not to be confused with Go, the programming language.) This is the first in a ...

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How To Win In Mobile App Development, Quickly

With over a billion smartphones, which 90% of people keep within arm’s reach at all times, businesses must shift their development priorities to “mobile first”. There is a popular concept that toda...

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Pivotal Further Defines Enterprise PaaS with Introduction of Pivotal CF Mobile Services

New mobile services enable enterprises to speed delivery of mobile-first, data driven enterprise apps

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Pivotal’s Cloud Platform Roadshow Brings Pivotal CF to Cities in the U.S. and Europe

The Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow is now touring major cities in the United States and Europe, featuringPivotal CF workshops geared towards developers, architects, operations and technical manage...

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How the New Cashless Economy and Digital World is Transforming Your Retail Experiences

The world is on a journey towards a cashless future. MasterCard Advisors did a study on the growing proportion cashless (digital) payments in retail globally. This trend is generally welcome, as ca...

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Pivotal Cloud Platform Roadshow : Kansas City

Join Pivotal technologists and learn how to build and deploy great software on a modern cloud platform.

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Cloud Foundry UAA: Onwards and Upwards into the Cloud

During the last two quarters, Cloud Foundry at Pivotal has revamped its identity management team and are progressing towards new features and integration points. In our ongoing mission to make Clou...

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Gartner Panel Reveals Stark Differences in Container Based PaaS Options

This week’s Gartner panel on PaaS marked an important milestone in market education on fundamentally different approaches to building container based cloud application platforms for enterprise cust...

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Data Science How To: Massively Parallel, In-Database Image Processing: Part 2

This post, part 2, is a continuation of part 1 where Image Processing Expert and Pivotal Senior Data Scientist, Ailey Crow, gives a short introduction on how data science is applied towards better,...

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Pivotal People—Simon Elisha, CTO & Senior Manager of Field Engineering, Australia and New Zealand

In this post, CTO and Senior Manager of Field Engineering, Simon Elisha, shares his perspective on how he arrived at Pivotal, why he is excited, and what he is working on. As a prior enterprise ar...

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GE Shores Up Savings For Aviation With a Data Lake

This week, GE shares the staggering success they have had with the airline industry using the Data Lake approach, powered by Pivotal Big Data Suite technologies. Using its Flight Efficiency Service...

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Field Report: Hack Midwest Highlights How Developers Are Innovating on the Internet of Things and Big Data in Real-time

In a 24 hour period, over July 19th and 20th, Pivotal community engineer Scott Kahler participated in the Hack Midwest event in Kansas City as a judge. Kahler highlights the energy of the event, as...

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Introducing the Pivotal App Suite

Today Pivotal proudly announces the formal availability of the Pivotal App Suite. The Pivotal App Suite brings together Pivotal’s strategic open source investments in Spring IO, Groovy & Grail...

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How to Deploy Drupal to Pivotal CF Within Seconds

Content Management Systems (CMS) make it easy to manage content-rich websites with little to no web development knowledge. Using a CMS, content publishers can maintain a dynamic website that always...

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This Month in Data Science

Data science was a hot topic of discussion in July, with much debate over Facebook’s experiments with users’ emotions based on their behaviors and likes. Despite this, the role of data scientists e...

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CF Summit Video: Swisscom Discusses Using Cloud Foundry and OpenStack/Piston To Build Future Cloud Platform

In a video taken at the CF Summit, Swisscom is joined by a panel from Cloud Foundry and OpenStack/Piston Cloud to discuss their thoughts on the strategy and goals behind using OpenStack and Cloud F...

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The ‘as a Service’ is Silent

At what point is 'infrastructure as a service', just 'infrastructure'? And a platform is just how one deploys code? In this post, Andrew Clay Shafer shares his view of where the PaaS nomenclature i...

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Strengthening Apache Hadoop in the Enterprise with Apache Ambari

Today we are excited to announce that Pivotal and Hortonworks will collaborate on the Apache® Ambari project to help strengthen Apache Hadoop® as an enterprise offering and to further advance the A...

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Data Science How To: Massively Parallel, In-Database Image Processing: Part 1

Better, faster image processing can have a huge effect on a number of industries ranging from neurobiology and cancer detection to cognitive vision and control robotics. In part 1, Image Processing...

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Case Study: How Pivotal Network Does Zero Downtime Deployment on Cloud Foundry

At the end of last quarter, Pivotal Network (the platform for evaluating Pivotal Software) came out of a three week deploy freeze, and yet the team still needed to deliver features. In looking for ...

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Elisabeth Hendrickson on Using PaaS for Continuous Delivery at the Cloud Foundry Summit

During a technical breakout session at the Cloud Foundry Summit 2014, Elisabeth Hendrickson, director of quality engineering for Cloud Foundry, explained the value of continuous delivery and how a ...

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Pivotal Connects ‘Girls Who Code’ With Data Science and Agile Software Development

Last Friday, July 18th, 28 high school-aged girls arrived at Pivotal’s San Francisco offices for an immersive introduction to Pivotal’s agile software development and data science practices. As par...

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Pivotal People—Andrew Clay Shafer, DevOps Polymath, Joins Pivotal

We are pleased to announce Andrew Clay Shafer as a welcome addition to the Pivotal team. A ‘start up person’ who spent most of the last decade working on venture funded projects, Andrew made semina...

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Semantic, Yet Flexible: BOSH Release Versioning

In this post, Pivotal Engineer, Karl Isenberg, explains how BOSH now supports semantically versioned releases, making BOSH more flexible by allowing release creators to branch and patch their relea...

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OSCON 2014

Open source convention.

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Hack Midwest 2014

Create your future.

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Exploratory Data Science: When To Use An MPP Database, SQL on Hadoop or Map Reduce

The members of the Pivotal Data Labs team are often asked what tools and platforms we use to analyze large datasets and build cutting edge predictive models. We always want to use the right tool fo...

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Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz @ Cloud Foundry Summit—Building a Lasting, Valuable Contribution for the World

In this post, we highlight the video where Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz explains how the Cloud Foundry community can come together to build a lasting, valuable contribution, ultimately leading to a huge...

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Running Elasticsearch and Kibana Using Go on Pivotal Web Services for Less than $1 per mo

Elasticsearch has become one of the most successful open source search engines in the world. You can now use Elasticsearch with Kibana on your Go applications running on Pivotal Web Services for as...

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App Placement in Cloud Foundry Diego: A Classical Optimization Problem

In a follow-up to the popular talk at CF Summit discussing how and why the Cloud Foundry team is rewriting one of the existing Cloud Foundry components, namely the DEA, in Go (codenamed “Diego” app...

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Querying External Data Sources with Hadoop

In large enterprises, it is not uncommon to have big data in different formats, sizes and stored across different systems. Moreover, enterprises typically have a multitude of systems with gold min...

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PaaS Comparison: Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, Amazon, Heroku, and OpenShift

In this post, we summarize a talk given by Dr. Mike Maximilien from IBM Cloud Labs and James Bayer, Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry Director of Product Management. The two provide a detailed comparison bet...

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Cloud Foundry and the Design of the Philips Digital Health Platform

The name Philips is often associated with the company's consumer and lighting products, but the its healthcare offerings are increasingly important to Philips' future. During his keynote at the Clo...

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Pivotal and EMC Bring Fast, Easy and Modern Big Data Foundation to the Enterprise

New Data Lake Apache Hadoop™ bundle marries best of scale-out enterprise storage and big data and analytics to offer production-grade HDFS solution

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Pivotal and EMC Come Together To Shore Up The Data Lake

Pivotal and EMC have combined to shore up the way forward for the Business Data Lake to right size the economics and complexity of big data. Today, EMC and Pivotal are releasing a new turnkey bundl...

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1 Command, 15 Minute Install: Hadoop + In Memory Data Grid + SQL Analytic Data Warehouse

In this post, Pivotal Solution Architect, Christian Tzolov, explains why Apache Hadoop® is not sufficient for most real-world application workloads and why. Then, he shows how to do a 15 minute ins...

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Everything as a Service: How Cloud Foundry is Fueling Innovation at CoreLogic

In collaboration with Pivotal, CoreLogic is building a next-generation platform on Cloud Foundry for its data-driven apps and services. During a talk at the Cloud Foundry Summit 2014, Richard Leuri...

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Monsanto Sees 50% App Dev Lifecycle Improvement with Cloud Foundry

As shared at the recent Cloud Foundry Summit, Monsanto sees huge benefits with Cloud Foundry. From increased efficiency and productivity to less finger pointing between developers and operations, I...

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How To: 20 Minute Guide to Get Started with PivotalR

In this article, Pivotal engineer and predictive analytics expert Hai Qian explains how someone new to R can get started performing statistical analysis on data stores in Greenplum Database, Pivota...

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This Month in Data Science

June was a big month for data science, with major news coming out of the Hadoop Summit 2014, much discussion about the job market for data scientists, and new research demonstrating the impact Hado...

Case Study

China Railway Corporation

Scaling Online Sales for the Largest Railway in the World

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CF Summit Video: Diego Reimagines the Cloud Foundry Elastic Runtime

During a talk this month at the Cloud Foundry Summit 2014, Pivotal’s Engineering Manager Onsi Fakhouri unveiled Diego, a ground-up rewrite of a major component of the Cloud Foundry Elastic Runtime....

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Spring IO Release from Pivotal Extends the Platforms Driving Modern Application Development

Widely used Spring IO Java foundation enables simpler, faster enterprise application development, on or off the cloud

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Pivotal HAWQ Benchmark Demonstrates Up To 21x Faster Performance on Hadoop Queries Than SQL-like Solutions

This week at the ACM SIGMOD Conference, the premier international forum for database researchers, practitioners and users, Pivotal announced the architectural benefits and results for its brand-new...

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CF Summit Video: SAP Shares Microservices Architecture—Hybris on Cloud Foundry

Earlier this month at CF Summit, SAP's René Welches delivered a presentation, Commerce as a Service (CaaS) with Cloud Foundry, Welches started with a strong air of gratitude, “I was about to change...

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The Consumerization of Java: Announcing Spring IO Platform V.1.0

The consumerization of IT is no longer restricted to consumer products. Born from the idea that “it should just work,” the new release of the Spring IO Platform 1.0 will consumerize Java for develo...

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Industry Analyst Insight on How Big Data is Bigger Than Data

This week, Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular named her top 5 big data companies to watch, listing Pivotal as thinking about the big picture for application development with respect to big data, mobi...

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Graph Analytics for Identity Resolution—Transforming Billions of Customer Records in One Minute

Two Pivotal Data Scientists share details on how they took billions of customer records from multiple systems and LOB data silos then computed matches for identity resolution in only one minute. Ul...

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Gigaom Structure

Meet the innovators and thinkers who are building infrastructure to run the applications of the next decade.

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Our Agile Team Grows Stronger

Pivotal Labs has a mission to change the way the world builds software. This week, Pivotal is pleased to announce that Luxr’s team of Lean Startup specialists is joining Pivotal to become an import...

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Field Report: The 3 Reasons Why the #CFSummit Rocked

The first Cloud Foundry Summit fueled by the support of the Cloud Foundry Foundation wrapped Wednesday—and what a difference the power of the ecosystem made! With the ecosystem of Cloud Foundry par...

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A Data Science Approach to Detecting Insider Security Threats

In my conversations with CISOs, one of their biggest fears is insider threat attack. Employees must access internal information freely to be productive, yet ill-intentioned information access must ...

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Apache Accumulo Summit 2014

This two-day event is an opportunity for attendees to get introduced to Apache Accumulo, sharpen their skillsets, and connect with the leading Apache Accumulo users and developers.

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Pivotal People: Henry Saputra, the Engineer Behind Apache Hadoop, YARN and Spark on Cloud Foundry

In this article, Apache committer and Project Management Committee Member, Henry Saputra, shares why Pivotal is a great place to work, what is going on with open source, big data, and PaaS, and how...

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Pivotal Extends Lead in Enterprise PaaS with New Pivotal CF Services and New Customers

New application development and data services narrow the gap between business expectations, IT operations and application development

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Pivotal Announces New Gold Member at Cloud Foundry Summit; Showcases Commercial Implementations of Leading Platform-as-a-Service

Cloud Foundry Foundation adds Swisscom to roster; Summit brings together the very best in open source to exchange ideas and shape the direction and adoption of Cloud Foundry

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Computing’s 3rd Era Pivots Into High Gear This Week At Cloud Foundry Summit

In an hour, the Cloud Foundry Summit will begin in San Francisco's Hilton. The opening keynotes by Pivotal's CEO Paul Maritz will mark an important transition in computing, one where the powerful s...

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Cloud Foundry Summit 2014

The premier event for developers and cloud operators using Cloud Foundry.

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RedisLabs Now Available in Pivotal Web Services Marketplace

Itamar Haber, Chief Developers Advocate at Redis Labs, pens a guest post highlighting how Redis Cloud is now a fully-managed cloud service for hosting and running Redis datasets that can be added t...

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Using Data Science Techniques for the Automatic Clustering of IT Alerts

Large enterprise IT infrastructure technology components generate large volumes of alert messages. Instead of time-consuming manual screening, these alerts can be automatically clustered using data...

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Pivotal Receives Morgan Stanley’s Exclusive ‘CTO Award for Innovation’ for 2014

Last night, Pivotal received a very special award. At their annual CTO Summit event that unites technology leaders with the their own senior technologists, Morgan Stanley singled out one technology...

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Pivotal’s Google Summer of Code 2014: Implementing Clustering Algorithms in MADlib

Having delivered 50 million lines of open source code in the past 10 years, the Google Summer of Code is underway for 2014. French computer science student Maxence Ahlouche has proposed to implemen...

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Looking Ahead 2014 Technology Summit

AHEAD is hosting a day-long technical summit to deliver the answers you need.

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Morgan Stanley Awards Pivotal the CTO Award for Innovation

Pivotal’s Big Data solutions transform Morgan Stanley’s business operations and lower firm’s total cost of ownership

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Remote Triggers for Applications on Cloud Foundry

For developers and administrators interested in diving deep into their application running on Cloud Foundry Platform to identify performance bottlenecks or other problems, it's now possible to remo...

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Hadoop Summit

The 7th Annual Hadoop Summit is the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community.

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Developer Interview: Improving UX, Dev Cycle Time & Scale at the World’s 8th Largest Retailer, MercadoLibre

MercadoLibre is one of the largest e-commerce sites on Earth and is eBay’s Latin American partner. In this interview, Matias Waisgold, Technical Lead for MercadoLibre’s APIs explains how they use R...

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New Benchmark Results: Pivotal Query Optimizer Speeds Up Big Data Queries Up To 1000x

Previously codenamed “Orca”, Pivotal is releasing new super-efficient Pivotal Query Optimizer as part of the HAWQ query engine in Pivotal HD, Pivotal's commercially-supported distribution of Apache...

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This Month in Data Science: Data Scientist Salaries, All-Knowing Algorithms, and Airbnb’s Data-Driven Success

Data science news in May emphasized that simply ingesting and analyzing large datasets is no longer enough. Companies need to be be truly data-driven, whether they be enterprises featured at the Da...

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What the Cloud Foundry Foundation’s New Silver Lining Says About Open Platforms

Less than a month after new Gold Members signed on, Pivotal announced earlier today that several new friends, largely from the tech sector, committed to joining to the Cloud Foundry Foundation and ...

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Stampede Con 2014

From analytics to strategies, experts illustrate how to harness the power of Big Data.

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Pivotal Doubles Membership of Cloud Foundry Foundation

16 Silver members expand open source and community-led movement to evolve the tech industry’s leading platform as a service

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Deploy and Update Your Google Compute Engine VMs Using Cloud Foundry BOSH

Do you want to to deploy a full Hadoop Cluster on Google Compute Engine in under 3 minutes? Would you like to achieve rolling updates to this cluster while preserving your data? Learn how Cloud Fou...

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PaaS: Open for Business

Becoming a Great Software Company Starts with the Right Platform

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Managing Stateful Docker Containers with Cloud Foundry BOSH

Learn in this article how Cloud Foundry BOSH can help you to orchestrate your multi-node containerized applications on your choice of IaaS, manage its lifecycle including stateful data, while provi...

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Pivotal CF 1.2 Now Available Including Support for VMware Hybrid Cloud Service

Pivotal CF is continuing to deliver on the mission of a cloud-portable agile platform for applications and services. Pivotal CF minor releases are increasing in frequency due to Pivotal applying th...

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Introducing R for Big Data with PivotalR

Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to harness the familiarity and usability of a tool like R, and at the same time take advantage of the performance and scalability benefits of in-database/in-...

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Pivot with PaaS: How PaaS Will Help Your Business Survive and Thrive

For many businesses, the digital age has been disruptive. Many companies that were household names in 2000, have quickly become just a memory. Consider Blockbuster, Kodak, Borders, and Circuit City...

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Pivotal Gathers Industry for Second Cloud Foundry Summit

With three significant releases of Pivotal CF and many more for open source Cloud Foundry, as well as the rapid growth of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the PaaS market has advanced tremendously sin...

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Cloud Foundry at the OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014

Last week we attended the OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014 and we were amazed not only to see the great momentum of OpenStack but also the growing involvement of several companies around the Cloud Fou...

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Exploring Big Data Solutions: When To Use Hadoop vs In-Memory vs MPP

In the past, customers constrained by licenses have had to make architectural choices that are a bad fit, based solely on what licenses they currently own. Pivotal Big Data Suite allows you to choo...

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Tie Con 2014

The world's largest entrepreneurship conference.

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Pivotal People—Janne Valkealahti , Spring YARN Master and Open Source Software Engineer

Spring YARN is possibly one of the coolest projects on planet earth these days. Come meet Janne Valkealahti , one of Pivotal’s London-based open source engineers who hails from Finland. Janne is ou...

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HOWTO: Spring XD for Real Time Analytics With Twitter Example Code

Spring XD is a unified, distributed, and extensible system for data ingestion, real time analytics, batch processing, and data export. The project's goal is to simplify the development of big data ...

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Transform Your Skills: Simple Steps to Set Up SQL on Hadoop

In this post, Senior Field Engineer Alfred Domingo shows SQL administrators and developers how easy it is to set up SQL on Hadoop. After providing a quick overview of Pivotal HD and the Pivotal Com...

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Golang Memory Benefit for Cloud Foundry BOSH

Several different areas of the Cloud Foundry codebase have recently been using Go for some new components or rewriting several existing components in Go that were originally written in Ruby. The Cl...

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Media Summary of Key Takeaways from EMC World: Growth, The 3rd Platform, and the Federation

As EMC World wraps up, attendees and journalists have buzzed with key questions and perspectives regarding the future of information technology and the innovations announced. Three topics have been...

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Apache Con Denver 2014

ApacheCon brings together the open source community to learn about and collaborate on the technologies and projects driving the future of open source, big data and cloud computing.

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Pivotal Web Services is Open for Business

When Cloud Foundry became Open and Pivotal a year ago, part of our vision was to provide “an agile platform for agile teams” in the public cloud. Pivotal Web Services was born as a place agile team...

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Federation @ Work: Pivotal CF Running on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

EMC World is in its second day in Las Vegas, and attendees are becoming acutely aware that they've gotten far more than they bargained for at this event. Permeating through all the news announcemen...

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Pivotal and VMware Accelerate Enterprise Application
Time to Market with Hybrid Cloud Platform-as-a-Service

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service To Support Pivotal® CF Enterprise PaaS

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EMC World 2014: Pivotal and Isilon Take Hadoop Prime Time in the Enterprise

This week, Pivotal is headed to EMC World as a premier member of the Federation. Together this week, Pivotal and EMC will be sharing with attendees the power of running Hadoop workloads on Pivotal ...

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The Four Levels of HA in Pivotal CF

Can you name the 4 levels of HA in Cloud Foundry? A platform as a service (PaaS) is not only about providing middleware that your application can leverage, it is about doing more on behalf of the ...

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Pivotal To Showcase Progress Across EMC Federation at EMC World

EMC World is coming May 5-8 to the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year, there will be significant focus on the Federation, which includes the strategic partnerships between EMC II, RSA, VMware...

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New Fellow Travelers Join the Cloud Foundry Foundation Mission

Today, Pivotal announces eight new Gold level members who have stated their intention to join the Cloud Foundry Foundation when it launches this Fall. They include Accenture, BNY Mellon, Capgemini...

Press Release

Pivotal Names Eight Additional Organizations that Intend to Join the Cloud Foundry Foundation

Accenture, BNY Mellon, Capgemini, Ericsson, GE, Intel, NTT and Verizon to be added to Cloud Foundry Foundation; Joins other Gold level members ActiveState and CenturyLink and the Platinum level mem...

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This Month in Data Science

During the month of April, the growing impact of Big Data and data-driven insight on our daily lives became increasingly apparent. While pundits debated the merits of this massive sea change in dat...

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Big Data & Brews: Pivotal’s Milind Bhandarkar on Why Hadoop is Like Rocket Science

Hadoop’s impact on the emergent Big Data industry cannot be overstated, and Pivotal’s Chief Scientist Milind Bhandarkar has played a key role in its development since its early days. In conversatio...

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Stuck in Traffic? Saved by Big Data!

As traffic volumes in cities around the world are constantly growing we are faced with the challenge to track and control car movements in a more detailed and intelligent way to beat the traffic. R...

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6 Easy Steps: Deploy Pivotal’s Hadoop on Docker

Pivotal HD engineer Jun Aoki shares how to set up Hadoop with SQL on Docker by setting up Pivotal HD and HAWQ (SQL on Hadoop), two components of the Pivotal Big Data Suite. After explaining the arc...

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DISID To Lead Spring Roo Project

We are happy to announce that Pivotal and DISID will collaborate on further development of the Spring Roo project. Roo will continue in its goal of providing a code-generation style of RAD framewor...

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Changing the Economics of Big Data. Forever.

Enterprises are aware that big data analytics and applications have emerged as essential foundations for competitive differentiation. However, every enterprise has different environments, applicati...

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Cloud Foundry Expands Java Support with New Oracle WebLogic Buildpack

Oracle WebLogic Server applications can now be deployed to Cloud Foundry by downloading the new WebLogic Buildpack from Github. Until now, users running Java applications requiring an application s...

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Conquering the $216 Billion Cancer Problem in 8 Hours with Spring, Redis, Neo4J, and More

Cancer takes millions of lives and costs billions of dollars. One of the big problems is the expense and waste in pharmaceutical R&D efforts. Redbasin Networks has begun to attack this problem...

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Partner 101: How To Do Business With Cloud Foundry

In this first of a two part blog, Pivotal's partner manager Nima Badiey provides an overview answering key questions interested partners may have when investigating possibilities with Cloud Foundry...

Analyst Report

The Pivotal Big Data Suite: Reducing the Risks of Big Data

The explosion of big data and the rapid evolution of big data tools and technologies is challenging IT to meet the demands of business users with limited resources. As companies budget for big data...

Analyst Report

Pivotal Melds Big Data and Platform as a Service

One significant challenge with big data is the complexity of architecting and assembling a complete technology stack to support companies’ analytics initiatives. Pivotal addresses this with its bro...

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Big Data & Brews Video Explains How Pivotal’s Hadoop Distribution Is Different

In a video interview for the Big Data & Brews series, Pivotal’s Chief Scientist Milind Bhandarkar shares a beer with Datameer’s CEO Stefan Groschupf and provides an overview of the many featur...

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PaaS Judo: With Cloud Foundry Ippon Deploys in 2 Minutes Versus 2 Weeks

Ippon Hosting CTO, Ghislain Seguy, recently shared a profound point about Cloud Foundry, “What used to takes 2 weeks now takes 2 minutes on PaaS. In addition, Cloud Foundry is the leading choice fo...

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Pivotal Debuts at ApacheCon North America 2014: Thanks For Having Us!

Pivotal's Roman Shaposhnik reviews ApacheCon 14, which took place last week in Denver. At Pivotal's self-described "coming out party" to the Apache Software Foundation, we worked to make an impress...

Analyst Report

Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data

The 2013 EMA/9sight Big Data research makes a clear case for the maturation of Big Data as a critical approach for innovative companies. This year’s survey went beyond simple questions of strategy,...

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Time Series Analysis Part 3: Resampling and Interpolation

The previous blog posts in this series introduced how Window Functions can be used for many types of ordered data analysis. Time series data can be found in many real world applications, including ...

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The Industry and Press Responds to Pivotal’s Bold Big Data Suite Move

Pivotal’s bold move last week to offer its Big Data Suite as a subscription service received plenty of attention from major industry players and the press. The Pivotal Big Data Suite enables enterp...

Press Release

Pivotal Changes the Economics of Big Data Forever with New “Pivotal Big Data Suite” Offering

Industry’s First Big Data 'Mega Bundle' Gives Customers Easy and Flexible Access to Pivotal’s Hadoop Data Platform, MPP Relational Database and In-Memory Transaction Database with a Single Subscrip...

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Pivotal’s New Big Data Suite Redefines the Economics of Big Data Including UNLIMITED Hadoop to Enterprises

Today, Pivotal is changing the economics of Big Data forever with the launch of the Big Data Suite. Aimed squarely at defining the economics through a customer lens, delivering flexible big data co...

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Big Data Paris 2014

Big Data Paris s’est imposé comme le rendez-vous français du Big Data.

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This Month In Data Science

With GigaOm's Structure Data Conference, the Pivotal HD 2.0 release announcement, and big cloud platform announcements from Google and Amazon, March was an eventful month for data science and the p...

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Pivotal RabbitMQ 3.3.0 Released

Pivotal RabbitMQ 3.3.0 is the latest commercial release of the popular, open source RabbitMQ message broker. RabbitMQ 3.3.0 is a significant feature release of the product and for the first time bu...

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Introduction To Pivotal's Next Generation Business Data Lake

Apache Hadoop innovations continue to power and disrupt the data landscape, however, leveraging Hadoop for today's advanced analytics requires a steep learning curve and even more challenging mesh ...

Press Release

Pivotal Appoints Gavin Jones to Lead ANZ Operations

Regions' first managing director to drive growth and adoption of Pivotal One, the world's first comprehensive multi-cloud enterprise PaaS

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Pivotal CF 1.1 Advances Enterprise PaaS with New Capabilities

Just four months after the initial release of Pivotal's enterprise PaaS, Pivotal CF, which is powered by Cloud Foundry, we are delivering many new capabilities for developers, cloud operators and s...

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Cloud Foundry Eclipse 1.6.0: Spring Boot Support and Self-Signed Certificates

Cloud Foundry Eclipse integrates Cloud Foundry server and application management into Eclipse and Spring Tool Suite (STS). You can push applications to a Cloud Foundry server via drag and drop f...

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RabbitMQ Hits One Million Messages Per Second on Google Compute Engine

Google Cloud Platform can rapidly provision and scale virtual infrastructure on which to build web and enterprise applications. Recently, Google and Pivotal engineers collaborated on a performance ...

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EMC Q&A Part 1: Reduced Costs, 10-200x Performance Improvements with Pivotal GemFire & SQLFire

How did EMC achieve 10x more concurrent users and improved queries 200x? EMC Enterprise Architect and Cloud Platform Manager, Jim Nuzzo, shares how in this recent two-part question and answer sessi...

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Working with the Cloud Controller API in Ruby: Beyond CFoundry.

Cloud Controller is the primary API through which third parties interact with Runtime; it encapsulates the myriad internal services that take a user from ‘cf push’ to a running application. Both...

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Paul Maritz at Structure: Hadoop is Just One Ingredient of a ‘Profound Shift’ in Software

Pivotal's CEO Paul Maritz sat down with GigaOM's Om Malik today at the Structure Data Conference in New York, starting off the session picking up on a new trend that he is seeing in the market toda...

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Pivotal Labs Pushes the Second Screen Concept to the Limit

As digital devices proliferate, it’s becoming increasingly common that we interact with multiple screens or devices at once. The most well-known manifestation of this is the “second screen” experie...

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Gigaom Structure Data 2014

Big, fast and smart. These three words will define the future of big data. Structure Data is bringing together prominent big data analysts, technologists and companies who are implementing some ver...

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The Green PaaS: Innovative Data Centers Will Save the World Billions

Digital information worldwide represents 10% of the world's energy consumption, and the costs are only increasing as our dependence and usage of data is accelerating. Fjord IT, a solutions provider...

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Pivotal HD 2.0 to Help Enterprises To Get More Out of Hadoop With a Business Data Lake

Today’s GA release of Pivotal HD 2.0 will help companies to get more out of their Hadoop investments by providing industrial enterprise capabilities with an upgraded Pivotal HD for gaining actionab...

Press Release

Pivotal Advances Hadoop Offering, Integrates In-Memory Processing and Delivers Business Data Lake Architecture for the Enterprise

Pivotal HD 2.0 and Pivotal GemFire XD deliver the most advanced big data analytics platform on the market; Fortifies next-gener...

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My First Three Months at Pivotal, and the Road Ahead to ApacheCON 2014

Pivotal's Apache Hadoop leader, Roman Shaposhnik, shares what he has been up to for the first three months at Pivotal. In this post, he writes about how he is aligning Pivotal's distribution, Pivot...

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Diego Phase 1: Staging in a multiplatform world

The first phase of Diego’s development has focused on offloading the staging workflow – the task of converting uploaded app bits to compiled droplets ready for running in Cloud Found...

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BOSH CPI Support for CloudStack

Today’s guest post is from Iwasaki Yudai, research engineer at NTT Laboratory Software Innovation Center and Du Jun and Zhang Lei from the Cloud Team, Software Engineering Laboratory, ...

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How To: Cloud Integration with Federated Cloud Applications

As the big data and cloud eras merge and bring massive advantages, it also breaks the link between applications and their locations. For example, scaling components across clouds can force applicat...

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Pivotal Open Source Hub

This post covers one of Pivotal's open source resources—the Pivotal Open Source Hub. This meetup.com site pulls together all of the Pivotal open source events in one place, covering RabbitMQ, Redis...

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CollabNet’s CloudForge Available on run.pivotal.io Marketplace

The following is a guest post by Kelly Lanspa from the CloudForge product team. CloudForge from CollabNet is a collaborative software development and application lifecycle manage...

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DZone 2014 Cloud Platform Report: PaaS is More Popular than IaaS

This week, DZone published their 2014 Cloud Platform Report which reveals that Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has increased adoption over Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). This proves an inflection...

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Wrapping libyaml in go

We recently released version 6.0.0 of cf, the command line client for Cloud Foundry. cf was previously written in Ruby, and we have rewritten it in Go. This allowed us to package cf as as a sing...

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This Month in Data Science

February was a big month for data science, demonstrating the breadth of problems the discipline addresses, as well as its increasingly important role within diverse settings including the enterpris...

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Data Game-Changer: How Telcos Will Make More Money, Cost Less To You, and Solve World Problems

Big data solutions and services are the big green field opportunities for many industries. Hindered by privacy concerns for subscribers, fear of hugely expensive special purpose hardware expenses, ...

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SAS: Reduced Engineering and Support Costs with tc Server

SAS Institute uses Pivotal tc Server as a standard app server to help reduce the costs associated with developing for 7 operating systems and 3 different application servers. This benefits SAS deve...

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Vodafone Spain to Demo at Mobile World Congress: How Big, Fast Data Will Revolutionize Telco, Powered by Pivotal

Mobile World Congress, underway this week, is one of the largest events in the mobile space. Covering the latest innovations, the theme this year is “Creating What’s Next.” One demo that is sure to...

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The Evolution and Acceleration of the Open PaaS Movement

In this post, Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz shares a major announcement on PaaS (platform as a service). Learn more about how Cloud Foundry is taking the next step in its evolution with the help of EMC, ...

Press Release

Pivotal Moves to Establish Open Governance Model for Cloud Foundry

EMC, IBM, HP, Pivotal, Rackspace, SAP and VMware, plus ActiveState, CenturyLink, join forces to bring open, multi-cloud platform-as-a-service to enterprise computing

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HM9000: Ready for Launch

Cloud Foundry (CF) is a platform-as-a-service that, once deployed, makes it easy for developers to deploy, run and scale web applications. Powering this elegant PAAS is a complex distributed sys...

Case Study

SBI Securities

Achieving Significant ROI with Improved Performance and Scalability

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Time Series Analysis #2: Recognizing Patterns within a Time Series

The SQL Window Function construct can be used as a basis for many sorts of ordered calculations within SQL. This post elaborates on how this query capability can be used for a specific type of prob...

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Cloud Foundry Serving Around the Globe

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is a really large organization with even larger reach – probably much more than most of us realize. Sure, you probably know about th...

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EMC Q&A Part 2: How Spring and tc Server Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity

How did EMC reduce costs and increase productivity with Spring? This article is part two of our Q&A session with EMC Enterprise Architect, Jim Nuzzo. The article provides several real-world ex...

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10 Key PaaS Statistics You Need To Know

PaaS is a key ingredient to help businesses operate and compete more like the internet giants and innovators who have created new value across virtually every industry. In this post, we provide a P...

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Creating the Digital Brain

Oil spills from mining accidents can cost tens of billions per incident. The famed BP Oil spill in the Gulf cost $40 billion alone for the company, never mind the uncalculated cost of the region im...

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O'Reilly Strata Conference 2014

Strata is where the leading minds in big data converge to map out the future.

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System Integrator Q&A: Saving 60-70% on IT Costs with Pivotal, Spring, and More

Srinivas Ajjarapu has 20+ years of experience in enterprise software and manages an engineering team at HCL Technologies, a $6 billion dollar IT company with 90,000 employees. In this Q&A sess...

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17 New Big Data Things To Talk About Since Strata 2013

Strata is all about the future of big data and data science—exactly the same reasons we formed Pivotal to solve. So it makes sense that this year, Pivotal is an Elite sponsor. While it may be our f...

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Pivotal RabbitMQ Service Hops on to Pivotal CF

The Pivotal CF RabbitMQ Service plays a fundamental role within the Pivotal One platform, providing the comprehensive PaaS with a fast, scalable, and reliable message brokering system. Easing adopt...

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Migrating an Apache HBase Table Between Different Clusters

In this post, we are going to look at some best practices for moving Apache HBase tables between different clusters of Pivotal HD, or other Hadoop distributions. The method I outline here is a trie...

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Data Driving The Future of Cars: Data Science Innovations in the Automotive Industry

The connected car is a poster child for the “Internet of Things” and ripe with innovations from applying data science to big data. Pivotal Data Labs has been doing extensive work in the sector and ...

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Monitoring Java Apps with AppDynamics

The following is a guest blog post by Dustin Whittle, Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics. AppDynamics is an Application Performance Management company that offers solutions to ...

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Remote Dependencies, Convenience, Risk and Other Considerations for Operating Distributed Systems

One deeply held principle by experienced distributed system operators that I have worked with is that you should have no external dependencies to your software other than the ties to minimum re...

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Telco 2020 Vision: The 4 Characteristics of Underlying Technologies (Part 2)

In part two of this series, Pivotal’s Telecommunications CTO, Paul Davey, provides greater detail on the four underlying characteristics of technology solutions that can deliver a vision in 2020 fo...

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The Big Data Story (and Webinar) Behind Chinese New Year

Gong Xi Fa Cai! This is the greeting heard by half the world today, as we welcome in the Chinese New Year. In the 40 days that surround this Spring Festival, 3.6 billion people, or roughly half the...

Case Study

China CITIC Bank

Driving Revenue and Reducing Risk

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This Month in Data Science

As we close out the first month of 2014, we've seen a plethora of data-driven innovations and breakthroughs during January. From cancer to climate research, social networking apps to viral sensatio...

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Migrating a Cloud Foundry PaaS to Run on OpenStack

The following is a guest blog post by Julian Fischer (hello@anynines.com, @railshoster) founder and CEO or AnyNines, a Cloud Foundry and Rails hosting service operated by Avarteq GmbH in Sa...

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Continuous Integration: Scaling to 74,000 Builds Per Day With Travis CI & RabbitMQ

Recently surpassing a milestone of providing 74,000 builds per day for customers, hosted continuous integration provider Travis CI has grown significantly in the past few years, and RabbitMQ plays ...

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Time Series Analysis #1: Introduction to Window Functions

Time series data is an ordered sequence of observations of a particular variable. It is found in many real world applications, including click stream processing, financial analysis, and sensor data...

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Telco 2020 Vision: The 4 Characteristics of Underlying Technologies (Part 1)

In part one of a two-part series, Pivotal CTO for Telecommunications, Paul Davey, speaks directly to CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and technology leaders about a vision for Telecos in 2020. After reviewing fu...

Webinar

The Business Data Lake – an Evolution in Data Infrastructure

The What You Can Do With Hadoop Webinar series contains both technical and business topics, use cases, thought leadership from industry experts, customer examples and more.

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3 Million Downloads of the Groovy Programming Language in 2013

The Java platform and its virtual machine offer a nice and fertile soil for growing alternative languages beside Java itself. The Groovy programming language has now been out for 10 years, and has ...

Case Study

GIRE

Enabling Real-time Transactions and Analysis

Case Study

Tranquilidade

Utilizing Better and Faster Intelligence to Improve Strategic Decision Making

Case Study

Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Delivering High Performance with a Cost-Effective Model

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Breaking the Benchmark: Moving from 20K to 1 Million Complex Events Processed Per Second

Call it real-time Hadoop, Storm, big/fast data, or complex event processing. For financial services companies, well over an order of magnitude improvement can be had with C24, Spring, RabbitMQ, and...

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From Data Silos to Data Lakes: Realizing the Accessible Dream

The era of data silos is nearing its end. The ongoing cycle of data science, and the rapid development of applications built upon those models and insights, will not wait for an IT infrastructure t...

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Pivotal Hires Microsoft and eBay Veteran Hugh E. Williams to Lead R&D

Today, Pivotal is proud to announce that Microsoft and eBay veteran Hugh E. Williams is joining Pivotal as Senior Vice President of our Research & Development team. Obviously, anytime a compan...

Press Release

Pivotal Hires Hugh E. Williams to Lead R&D

Pivotal welcomes accomplished engineer to lead R&D and help drive the future of Pivotal One, the world’s first comprehensive multi-cloud enterprise PaaS

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How Argentina Pays Its Bills: 19 Million Cash Transactions a Month on Unreliable Networks with Pivotal GemFire and Spring

GIRE’s head of architecture and development, Gustavo Valdez, shares the how they use Pivotal GemFire to run a network of thousands of points of sale for billing, collection, payment, and transactio...

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How to Add Your Service to Cloud Foundry: Architecture, Code Boilerplate, and MongoDB Example

Customers and prospects often ask this question, “How do we add a new, never-seen-before service to Cloud Foundry to allow it to automatically provision new service instances?” It’s easy to add an ...

Case Study

Zions Bancorporation

Facilitating Data Analysis to Better Understand and Serve Customers

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Bakrie Telecom

Empowering Decision Makers with Greater Access to Data

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doubleIQ

Helping to Manage Big Data Growth

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Examples of How Data Science Enables a New Way of Thinking for Corporate IT

No longer merely the unexciting but essential back door plumbing of an enterprise, IT will increasingly take a front and center role in company strategy. Businesses with better and innovative execu...

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Tech Start-Up Lessons: Micro-Services Architecture with .NET and RabbitMQ

In this Q&A, we share an extensive case study with a key point—start your software company with messaging at the center of your architecture because it will build in agile practices and better...

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Pivotal’s Top 6 Predictions for the Developer in 2014

2014 is set to be a perfect storm that will flatten out the unnatural boundaries between data, devices and development. By the end of this year, developers will evolve to become the 'one-stop' shop...

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Pivotal’s Data Science Predictions for 2014

More than ever before, the promise of data science was more celebrated and scrutinized in 2013. While demonstrations of data science’s ever-growing value and importance are well-documented at this ...

Case Study

ModCloth

Scale Systems to Meet Growing Demands of Global Business

Case Study

Southwest Airlines

Transforming IT and Development for the World's Largest Airline Website

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Open Source Analytics Library MADlib Receives Site Relaunch, v1.4 Release

MADlib, the open source analytics library shepherded by Pivotal data scientists and UC Berkeley researchers, gets a fresh coat of a paint with a major relaunch of the project’s website. Allowing pr...

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Pivotal People—Roman Shaposhnik, Founder of Apache Bigtop Joins Pivotal

Pivotal is proud to announce a new addition to our Hadoop leadership team, Apache Bigtop founder Roman Shaposhnik. A self-described “Sun guy” steeped in Linux and open source culture, Roman is best...

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“Pivotal Could Catapult Over Other EDW Solutions,” States Analyst Report

The latest Forrester Wave report on the Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) space supports Pivotal’s perspective that the company is offering forward-looking solutions that transcend the data warehou...

Case Study

WSGN Group

Supporting Rapid Launch of Game-Changing Market Intelligence Service for Retailers with Hadoop

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Using Hadoop MapReduce for Distributed Video Transcoding

Surveillance cameras installed in enterprise facilities and public places produce lots of video data every day. There is a need to process such huge video data sets to enable a quick summary of “in...

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The Economist: Will Pivotal Be Bigger Than Google, Apple for the Enterprise?

The Economist published a piece that centers on the CIO agenda. Specifically, they look at a recent Gartner survey of chief information officers where two-thirds said they expected to change their ...

Press Release

Pivotal Releases Spring 4.0 Framework for Modern Java Application Development

Pivotal and Spring provide the first unifying programming model for new Java application architectures and big data integration

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Case Study: SBI Securities & GemFire: Improved Performance at a Lower Cost

Reduce resources and costs by almost a third. Increase performance from 3-20x. This is the net result of the Pivotal GemFire implementation at SBI Securities. In this case study, we provide an over...

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What SpringOne 2GXers Have to Say on the New Spring Framework 4.0

Spring Framework 4.0 is now generally available for production systems with lots of Groovy, Java 8, HTML5, WebSocket, REST, and micro-services goodness. Since we announced Spring IO, including new ...

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SAP HANA Service Broker Contributed to the Cloud Foundry Incubator

The quintessential story for platform as a service is that the developer needn’t perform a bunch of administrative functions just to start working on their code. Have a look at the installation ...

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6 Q&As: An Accenture Consultant’s Frontline View on 4 Years with Pivotal Products

We had the opportunity to interview Arjun Shah, a Consulting Manager and Technical Architect from Accenture who has spent a considerable amount of time on the front lines with Pivotal tc Server and...

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Case Study: How Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation uses RabbitMQ

NRK is the largest media house in Norway. In this case study, Erlend Wiig, NRK Software Engineer, provides an overview of how they use RabbitMQ and why they chose it. He shares how NRK needed to tr...

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Pivotal People—Matt Stine, Community Engineer, Cloud Foundry

Pivotal is powered by exceptional people, and Community Engineer, Matt Stine, is one of them. Matt provides us with a Q&A session and shares some of his early experiences with Cloud Foundry. I...

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Pivotal Commits to Investment in Tech City UK Over the Next Ten Years

Pivotal announced a significant investment in Tech City UK today, to take place over the next decade. Located in East London, Tech City UK has grown into the heart of a growing startup and technolo...

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Doing More With Data at the Data Science Summit 2013

The significant growth of the Big Data space and the increasingly prominent role of data science took center stage this week at DataBeat’s Data Science Summit 2013, presented by Pivotal and Venture...

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21 Reasons The ‘Pivotal Way’ of Developing Attracts Software’s Best Talent

Recently, two articles from Wired and InfoWorld have focused on the 'Pivotal Way'—how the engineers at Pivotal Labs have branded their approach to agile development, including practicing pair progr...

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Pivotal + Capgemini Partner In A Big Way On Big Data, Another Signal for Enterprises that Big Data Is Ready for Them

In another signal to the world that big data is at an inflection point of customer adoption and widespread deployment, Capgemini and Pivotal are forming a dedicated Center of Excellence (CoE) in In...

White Paper

Wealth Creation and Academic Health Science Networks

Open Business Models in a Long Tail Market and Why Executing on a “Consumer Grade” Biomedical Informatics Platform Strategy is Key to Wealth Creation for AHSNs

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Capgemini and Pivotal Announce a Strategic Partnership to Deliver Next Generation Integrated Big Data and Analytics Solutions

Strategic partnership formed to support co-innovation. First area of focus is the ‘Business Data Lake’ a new approach to data access and analytics

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Pivotal Offering Redis Support + Redis 2.8.0 Now Available

Two big pieces of news today for open source Redis users worldwide. First, Pivotal, who employs the inventor of Redis as well as leading experts in big data, is now offering commercial support. Sec...

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Case Study: How Hulu Scaled Serving 4 Billion Videos Using Redis

Andres Rangel, Hulu Software Engineer, does a Q&A to talk about using Redis. From background and challenges, to specifics of the architecture, we get an opportunity to see how a top online vid...

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Sending Email from Cloud Foundry Java Applications with SendGrid

The following is a guest blog post by Scott Motte (@scottmotte), Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, a cloud based SMTP email delivery and management service. A few weeks ago SendG...

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Continuous Deployment and Application Delivery with CloudMunch

The following is a guest post from Rosmi Chandy, Software Developer at CloudMunch, a continuous deployment and application delivery platform. CloudMunch recently announced the av...

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Pivotal People—Josh Long, Spring Developer Advocate

What makes Pivotal great ? The people who are building the company. This week, we have a question and answer session with Josh Long, Spring Developer Advocate. Learn more about his engagement with ...

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Annika Jimenez Speaks at the White House’s Data To Knowledge to Action Event

The impact of Big Data is wide-reaching and has implications for numerous sectors, from industry to health, energy to education. Recognizing this, the Obama Administration announced an initiative t...

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Have You Seen Spring Lately?

Spring continues to lead the charge in the java community, empowering modern developers "to move at the speed (and scale) of business." It's growing better and better and—as part of Pivotal—it's ha...

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5 Quotes Explain It All: Why Pivotal One Is A Game Changer for the Cloud

Pivotal One launched earlier this week and the media coverage has managed to weave together a trend in the market place that signals this as a game changer for the cloud. Similarly how virtualizati...

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Georgia Tech Hack for Good on Cloud Foundry

This last weekend I had the tremendous pleasure of spending it with the incredibly bright, creative and inventive students of Georgia Tech. The occasion was a “hack for good,” an intense 24 hour...

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JSON on Hadoop Example for Extending HAWQ Data Formats Using Pivotal eXtension Framework (PXF)

Pivotal eXtension Framework (PXF) is a powerful framework to put an ANSI-compliant SQL interface on virtually any data set or source, including Hadoop's HDFS. In this post, I go over the classes I ...

Press Release

Pivotal Introduces Pivotal One, World’s First Next-Generation Multi-Cloud Enterprise PaaS

Combination of Pivotal CF, the leading enterprise distribution of Cloud Foundry, with new Pivotal One services will enable creation of a new class of data-driven applications for the enterprise

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Verizon Joins Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board To Accelerate Open Cloud Innovation With Pivotal

Company commits resources to making Cloud Foundry an industry standard, open source platform-as-a-service

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The Platform for Building Great Software

Since the formation of Pivotal as an independent company the Cloud Foundry open source ecosystem has progressed from a promising collection of early movers to the dominant pattern for enterprise...

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Verizon Selects Cloud Foundry, Joins Community Advisory Board

Verizon announced today they are joining the Cloud Foundry Advisory Board (CAB) and that they will be basing their new Verizon Cloud, due out later this year, on Cloud Foundry. They will join the r...

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Pivotal One Launches, Now Every Enterprise Can Develop Like An Internet Giant

Today, we announce the first release of Pivotal One, a cohesive platform built from Pivotal technologies that aims to significantly accelerate how companies build, deploy, scale and manage big data...

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Announcing Cloud Foundry cf v6

You can find our new Cloud Foundry CLI, written in Go on github. A complete rewrite, and yes, we changed things We hadn’t been happy with the Ruby CLI for a while. We had three big ...

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Case Study: Performance Comparison for Scaling Session Cache at Southwest Airlines

In this post, we provide detail on a case study at Southwest Airlines where Pivotal GemFire is used for session cache. With 4000+ reads/writes per second, and 84% of their revenue coming from the w...

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Case Study: Scaling Reservations for the World’s Largest Train System, China Railways Corporation

The largest single migration of humans occurs around the Chinese New Year when the world’s largest population book flights and trains or travels by car to get to friends and family for the holiday....

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WebSocket Architecture in Spring Framework 4.0

In this post, Spring expert and committer, Rossen Soyanchev, underscores how WebSocket provides a foundation for two-way communications and is not a full solution. He draws comparisons between WebS...

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New Release: RabbitMQ 3.2.0 with Federated Queues

RabbitMQ 3.2.0 has been released. Here is an overview of the enhancements and links to more information like the release notes. Most importantly, the new release supports Federated Queues. These al...

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Pivotal Analytics Workbench Demonstrates the Ease of Switching Between FDR InfiniBand and 40Gigabit Ethernet

Pivotal’s Analytics Workbench offers partners the power of a 1000-node Hadoop cluster, providing a publicly-available data processing powerhouse, free of charge, for 90 day engagements. It also off...

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Josh Klahr at Strata: The Impact and Value of the Data-Driven Enterprise

During a plenary session this morning at the Strata Conference in New York City, Pivotal’s Josh Klahr, Vice President of Data Products, cut through the Big Data hype to illustrate what a data-drive...

Press Release

Spring Certifies with Pivotal and Hortonworks Simplifying the Creation of Real-World Big Data Applications

Spring for Apache Hadoop and Spring XD enable Java developers to build portable big data applications quickly, unifying many disparate approaches in a single solution

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Annika Jimenez on Disruptive Data Science at the Strata Conference

During a presentation this morning at the Strata Conference in New York City, Pivotal’s Annika Jimenez outlined Pivotal’s vision of data science as a disruptive force and discussed requirements for...

Press Release

Spring Certifies with Pivotal and Cloudera Simplifying the Creation of Real-World Big Data Applications

Spring for Apache Hadoop and Spring XD enable Java developers to build portable big data applications quickly, unifying many disparate approaches in a single solution

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Improved Java Tooling for Cloud Foundry

Pivotal has released several new components that enable developers using Java, Groovy, and other JVM languages to deploy applications to Cloud Foundry quickly and easily. This blog post will sho...

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Why Pivotal’s Xtreme Labs Acquisition is a Game Changer for Mobile Apps + Big Data

Having built mobile applications for over 400 customers including Viacom, Shutterstock, Mountain Equipment Coop, Bell, Viggle, Xtreme Labs has seen a fundamental shift in the mobile space. In this ...

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Essential Elements of an Enterprise PaaS

When I speak with customer prospects about Cloud Foundry, I don’t start with networks, servers, VMs and build my way up a stack of abstractions, instead I ask them how they will change to compet...

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Open Source is Pivotal

Statements that "we’re committed to open source software" are easily made by technology vendors, and are probably just as often dismissed by their skeptical audiences. Why and how are they committe...

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Pivotal Brings In-Memory Data Processing to Hadoop with Pivotal HD 1.1 and Pivotal GemFire XD

Pivotal Adds In-memory Real-time Transaction Processing for Closed-loop Analytics and Online Applications

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Pivotal and VentureBeat Present DataBeat Data Science Summit 2013

Despite the Big Data hype, data science poses some of the greatest challenges — and opportunities — before enterprises today. Beyond the buzzwords, there remains a reality that businesses must embr...

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Pivotal Opens Innovation Centre to Help Drive New Business Value for Enterprises

Partnering with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Centre Helps Enterprises Capitalize on Transformative Forces in the Era of Big Data, Applications and Cloud

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Pivotal Opening Up Big Data Opportunities for Asia

Ahead of its first ever Asia Pacific Pivotal Summit 2013, Pivotal today announced that it has opened the Pivotal Innovation Centre by partnering with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore...

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Netflix, Amazon, Asgard, Groovy, & Grails: Elastically Scaling Apps for 40+ Million Internet TV Viewers

Netflix deploys code regularly to Amazon’s cloud for apps that provide over one billion hours of internet TV per month. In this post, we share details from an interview with Joe Sondow, a lead engi...

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Solving for People: Pivotal for Good and DataKind Connects Data Scientists and Social Organizations

From Wall Street to the White House, social media to healthcare, the greatest challenge for data-deluged organizations is not collection or storage, but finding skilled data scientists in this stil...

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Canaries are Great!

First a little background, and then a story. As Matt described here, Cloud Foundry BOSH has a great capability to perform rolling updates automatically to an entire set of servers in a cl...

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6 New Trends in Apps Emerging as a Result of Big Data

Stored data worldwide is increasing at such an unprecedented pace that in the past 18 months we have doubled the world’s stored data alone. Fortunately, big data technologies are catching up and br...

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A Pivotal CF Field Success Story: Installation, User-Provided Services, and Live Capacity Updates

I’ve had the privilege of visiting a few of Pivotal’s early access customers to help them install our Pivotal CF™ PaaS solution, which is powered by Cloud Foundry technology. I’d like to share a...

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Adding Years to Your RDBMS by Scaling with Spring and NoSQL

Many traditional databases face scale challenges. For example, a Microsoft SQL Server environment might need to scale reads beyond it’s capacity. This is where an advanced, memory-based cache can e...

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Researchers Use Big Data to Save Crows Around Boston

Recently, Crow Facts Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near the greater Boston area. With such an unusual spike in deaths, there was concern that they m...

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Pivotal’s Plans for Strata Conference + Hadoop World, Oct 28-29 in NYC

Since the Strata Conference + Hadoop World combined forces, it has become not only the largest Hadoop community conference, but also where big data’s most influential decision make...

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Monitoring Cloud Foundry Applications with New Relic

A couple of weeks ago, Ben Hale blogged about the new Cloud Foundry Java Buildpack, highlighting some great new features and our design principles – the “it just works” experie...

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GE’s Industrial Internet Just Got Real: 14 New Applications That Could Boost GDP by $10-15 Trillion

GE is pioneering a position in the market as a champion for Big Data applications, and this week they stood up in a big way to tell the world that the future is here. In a sweeping announcement, GE...

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Pivotal to Ring the Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Oct 29

Pivotal and NYSE Euronext are uniting to drive innovation and productivity in the world of Hadoop and Big Data. To kick off this historic technology partnership, Pivotal executives host a casual ga...

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Case Study: Analyzing Retail/e-Commerce 318x Faster on HAWQ +MADlib

Retailers are using big data to improve business outcomes, and one of our customers has shown that Pivotal HD and HAWQ can increase retail related query and processing times over Hadoop tools by 31...

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Pivotal Labs’ Apps Connect Citizens With Their Cities and States

Pivotal Labs’ expertise in agile app development and iterative processes has made it the go-to house for developing innovative, reliable, and scalable software over its 20+ years. While Pivotal Lab...

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The Trial Company

Improving Data Analysis to Enable a Self-Sufficient Supply Chain

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Pivotal Acquires Xtreme Labs

Pivotal Expands Its Modern Software Development Services to Accelerate Mobile Application Development for the Enterprise

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3 Examples of Big Data Making a Big Impact on Healthcare This Week

Big data is the big game these days. By all accounts, business is booming. Analysts like IDC state that the big data technology and services market is growing at a whopping 31.7%, or about 7x faste...

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Case Study: Shift from Delayed Polling to Real-Time Telematics with RabbitMQ

There are advantages to move from systems that poll data via SOAP to real-time, subscription-based hubs. Doing so might not be a giant, expensive project either. In this post by guest author Nataly...

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The Eightfold Path of Data Science

The availability of Big Data technology has led to the emergence of a new community, Data Scientists, engaged in unlocking the value of this data. The Bay Area is a hotbed for data science, but its...

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The Eight-Fold Path of Data Science

After years of practitioners, academics and industries applying mathematical models to solve practical problems, big data technologies have created an opportunity for scientists and engineers from ...

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Pivotal’s Experience at the Kaiser Code-a-Thon

Our team was thrilled to be named one of four finalists participating in a 24 Hour Data Science Code-a-Thon hosted by Kaiser Permanente. Our team viewed the Code-a-Thon as an opportunity to demonst...

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Planning for NewSQL: A “How To” for Architects, Developers, and DBAs Using SQLFire

Where traditional RDMBS must be replaced or scaled, it doesn’t mean that SQL will. Sudir Menon, Pivotal R&D Director, posits that we won’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. In this case, ...

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Messaging with JMS and RabbitMQ

Pivotal has a new connector available that lets you send and consume messages using Spring's battle tested JmsTemplate and the JMS API with RabbitMQ as your broker. If you like the JMS API, post wi...

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Why Open Data Matters More Than Ever

It increasingly serves as shorthand for the movement to increase government transparency through openly accessible civic data available in standardized formats. But it's in the mashing up of useful...

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Today, the Enterprise Takes One Giant Leap Forward Toward Mobile

Today, Pivotal is proud to announce the acquisition of Xtreme Labs. Their leadership in delivering mobile solutions is an important component of Pivotal’s vision on how companies will succeed in th...

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Data Serialization: How to Run Multiple Big Data Apps on a Single Data Store with GemFire

For various reasons, companies often need to run multiple apps on one data store—particularly where data lookups and similar services are provided as a service. In these situations, developers must...

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Field Report: My First SpringOne 2GX

This week, I attended my first SpringOne 2GX conference, and was completely blown away. It's impossible to capture all that happened in a single post, but this post shares my highlights including t...

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In 45 Min, Set Up Hadoop (Pivotal HD) on a Multi-VM Cluster & Run Test Data

In this post, one of Pivotal’s Solution Architects, Christian Tzolov, shows us how to set up a multi-node Pivotal HD environment in 45 minutes. This environment is intended to help developers, arch...

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The Pivotal Buzz: Spring IO, CloudBeat, PlatformCF and SpringOne2GX

With Platform, The Cloud Foundry Conference, SpringOne 2Gx 2013, CloudBeat 2013, and Apple’s iPhone announcement, this is shaping up to be the biggest week of the year for enterprise and consumer t...

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Pivotal Debuts Spring IO Platform at SpringOne 2GX 2013

A New Era for the Spring Project Ushered in with Radical Capabilities for Developers; Premier Java Conference Attracts 1000+ Attendees

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Analyzing Raw Twitter Data using HAWQ and PXF

Twitter is a great way to get a general feel of public sentiment about a particular product or idea. Using HAWQ and the PXF framework, users can read raw JSON data to extract value directly out of ...

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IBM WebSphere Liberty Buildpack Contributed to Cloud Foundry

IBM is contributing the IBM WebSphere Liberty Buildpack today as further proof of its commitment to make the Cloud Foundry open source project and community even stronger.

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Combining Voice with Velocity thru the Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board

Cloud Foundry is taking a unique approach to community that combines inclusiveness and scale with high velocity development. In this post Christopher Ferris, IBM Distinguished Engineer, shar...

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Introducing the Cloud Foundry Java Buildpack

Buildpacks are at the core of the Cloud Foundry architecture and we’ve recently made significant improvements to the Cloud Foundry Java Buildpack. As the lead developer of the buildpack, I...

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In-Memory Data Grid + Hadoop: Integrated Real-Time Big Data Platform Previewed at SpringOne 2GX 2013

In this post, Chief Architect, Jags Ramnarayan, explains some of the possibilities of placing an in-memory data grid on top of Hadoop for OLTP or any real time application —streaming ingest, dealin...

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Pivotal People: Code for America’s Pivotal Data Science Fellow Ezra Spier

Now in its third year, the Code for America fellowship program boasts 28 developers, designers, civic technologists, and data scientists who have volunteered to work with one of 10 cities for the e...

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A Taste of Platform: 5 Sessions from a Thriving Community

Starting Sunday, September 8th, Platform: the Cloud Foundry Conference welcomes a worldwide group of over 400 dedicated developers and operators to Santa Clara for the first conference around th...

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A Taste of PlatformCF: 5 Sessions from a Thriving Community

Over 400 attendees are joining this inaugural event. In this post, we hope to give you a quick sense of PlatformCF based on several presentations from the upcoming conference on September 8-9 in Sa...

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10 Skills of Effective Data Scientists

The field of data science is a relatively new one, with a growing handful of academic programs making early attempts at setting a rubric. As a result, its definition and the roles it encompasses re...

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Field Report from VMworld 2013: Migrating PaaS VMs to the Cloud

VMware alum and Pivotal Product Marketing Director, Al Sargent, gives his perspective on some of the most interesting news from VMworld 2013. Elaborating on an expanded partnership to develop Pivot...

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5 Key Capabilities for Real-Time Analytics in Extreme Transaction Processing Environments

As data continues to grow, more companies are facing extreme transaction types of environments, and the need for sophisticated, real-time analysis on big data is becoming more commonplace. Here are...

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Cloud Foundry Momentum Continues to Build at VMworld with Pivotal CF Announcement

For Cloud Foundry, splitting out of VMware seems to have unleashed a cascade of momentum. First IBM, Savvis, and Piston partnered with the open source PaaS project to push it to the forefront of th...

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VMware and Pivotal Expand Strategic Partnership

VMware and Pivotal Partner to Co-Develop Pivotal CF, a Cloud Foundry-based, Commercially Supported Hybrid Platform as a Service for VMware vSphere® and vCloud® Hybrid Service™; Companies Will Conti...

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Using OpenStack to Take Cloud Foundry into High Gear

In this guest post, Piston Cloud CTO and co-founder Josh McKenty shares why Piston’s OpenStack community infrastructure is a catalyst for growing and expanding the Cloud Foundry commun...

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Using OpenStack to Take Cloud Foundry Into High Gear

By now, most of you have noticed Piston’s growing involvement with Cloud Foundry, and our maturing partnership with Pivotal. It started with our collaboration to support running Cloud Foundry on...

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Pivotal People—Andy Piper, Cloud Foundry Developer Advocate

This week, Cloud Foundry Developer Advocate, Andy Piper, is featured in our Pivotal people series. Learn more about Cloud Foundry from an insider’s view as well as Andy’s role in Community Engineer...

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Cultivating Hybrids: 4 Key Data Architectures for Scaling Infinitely

One of the members of our advanced field engineering group shares how four types of systems—Hadoop, massively parallel processing (MPP) databases, NewSQL, and NoSQL—can be combined to achieve infin...

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How to Apply Messaging to Cloud Apps with RabbitMQ, Node.js, Redis, and More

Developer advocate, Alvaro Videla, explains how to apply messaging in cloud-based, social apps like Instagram and provides detailed code examples with RabbitMQ Node.js, Sock.js, MongoDB, and Redis ...

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Pivotal’s tc Server Gains Common Criteria Certification; Opens Doors for Federal, Defense, State and Local Agencies to Purchase

On July 17, 2013, Pivotal’s tc Server reached an important milestone— the certification body of the Canadian Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS) completed the certification of...

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Cloud Foundry and the Rising Tide

Pivotal’s efforts around developing and promoting Cloud Foundry as a cloud-independent operating system are striking a chord with a widening variety of organizations. This certainly involves enterp...

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Large-Scale Video Analytics on Hadoop

Currently, the most popular Big Data modalities are centered around structured data. But recently, unstructured data from video and images demand much more attention in the current Big Data market,...

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8 Ways Media Giant Viacom Uses Redis to Serve Dynamic Video At Scale

Recently, Michael Venezia, Senior Architect from Viacom’s entertainment division was kind enough to share how such a large media company uses Redis. We explore 8 Redis use cases for sites like The ...

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Pivotal Names Savvis to Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board, Accelerates Momentum for Open Cloud Innovation

Community Rallies around Cloud Foundry as Platform for Cloud-Based Application Innovation as Savvis Contributes Resources, Engineers for Development

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Cloud Foundry Offers Powerful, Untapped Opportunity to Take Open Source to Enterprises

On the heels of today's announcement that Savvis is joining in on support for the Cloud Foundry platform, this guest post is by Lucas Carlson, vice president of cloud evangelism at Savvis. In it, h...

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Case Study: Staple Yourself to a Tweet to Understand 30 Billion Redis Updates Per Day

With 400,000,000 tweets per day, Twitter creates 30 billion home timeline updates per day, and they use a massive Redis cluster to manage timeline information. In this post, we staple ourselves to ...

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Apache Tomcat 8: What It Is, What You Need To Know

Apache Tomcat 8 is here and WebSockets is included. From this post, you can download binaries, migration guides, and learn more. We cover the updates to Tomcat based on the changes to the Java Serv...

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Pivotal Web Server Ships and July’s Apache Web Server Releases

The open source Apache Web Server project, known simply as httpd, had several updates over this past month. In this summary of all the updates around the project, three notable releases in July inc...

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3 Steps to Help Migrate Spring Apps to Real Time Data Grids

In this article, one of our Spring experts, Bijoy Choudhury walks us through the set-up of dependencies and configuration to use Spring’s @Cacheable inside a POJO and also provides a sample app on ...

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Domains and IP Addresses Reserved for Documentation – and Why You Should Use Them

Earlier in my programming days, my go-to example would have been foo.com. Well, not always. If we had any inside jokes on the team, I might put something clever in there for fun. On the Cloud Fo...

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Facilitating Open Community: an Interview with Andrew Clay Shafer

While planning the first Platform conference, I asked Andrew Shafer for advice and to facilitate an unconference. I first met him at OSCON 2010 and have enjoyed Andrew’s thought provoking pe...

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Alpine Data Labs Harnesses the Power of Pivotal’s 1000-Node Analytics Workbench

Alpine Data Labs lowers the barriers for entry for enterprises wanting to realize insights from predictive analytics. For companies lacking the necessary infrastructure or data science skills, Alpi...

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Demystifying Data Science for Network Security

What does Pivotal add over existing commercial solutions for network security? The use of data science that provides the new ability to proactively and automatically discover adversarial events fro...

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3 Quotes Explain It All: Why IBM Is Betting On Cloud Foundry

After reviewing a broad array of press and Twitter coverage the past several days, there were three great perspectives from IBMers that explain why they bet on Cloud Foundry. In this post, we put t...

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Using Redis at Pinterest for Billions of Relationships

Pinterest has grown over 1000% in a year and exceeds 53.3 million uniques, and the engineering team supports the popular user interface by storing a bunch of lists in memory on a sharded Redis clus...

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New Open Source Download: Browser-based Schema Management for Pivotal SQLFire

Senior Systems Engineer, Pas Apicella, shares a new open source project—a browser-based user interface that lets data administrators remotely manage our NewSQL big data grid, SQLFire. Download the ...

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Cloud Foundry is Open and Pivotal, Part 2

In early March we introduced our vision for the Cloud Foundry Open Platform-as-a-Service project at Pivotal, and laid out a strategy of furthering our broad ecosystem with deep engineering partn...

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IBM WebSphere Liberty Buildpack on Cloud Foundry

IBM has just announced it is joining the Cloud Foundry project and making it a component of their open cloud architecture. Pivotal and IBM has jointly announced a series of actions to further en...

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IBM and Pivotal Announce a Joint Collaboration on Cloud Foundry

The movement toward cloud independence receives a major boost with today’s announcement that Pivotal will be collaborating with IBM on Cloud Foundry development. In a joint announcement, the two co...

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IBM and Pivotal to Accelerate Open Cloud Innovation with Cloud Foundry

Pivotal, IBM to work with community to further develop the Cloud Foundry platform and establish open governance model for Cloud Foundry; Project to help developers drive open, collaborative innovat...

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McKinsey Report Highlights the Impending Data Scientist Shortage

The value of data science skills, and resulting demand for skilled practitioners, is a well-known challenge within the emerging big data analytics industry. This trend receives additional support i...

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Grails Profile: Netflix puts Lipstick on Apache Hadoop’s Pig and More

Netflix uses Grails to support most of their extensive catalog of open source projects. Lipstick is one that really helps companies manage Pig jobs. In this post, we dive explain a bit about Lipsti...

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Scaling with RabbitMQ @ Soundcloud

SoundCloud has 100s of millions of users worldwide and transcodes 12 hours of audio every minute. Learn from one of their front-line engineers about how they use RabbitMQ to scale with a message-ba...

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Pivotal People—Salvatore Sanfilippo, Inventor of Redis

This week, we are excited to have the opportunity for Q&A with Salvatore Sanfilippo, founder of Redis, the data structure server. Salvatore is a very accomplished and well-respected open sou...

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McKinsey on Big Data Analytics: The #1 Key to US Economic Growth?

Out of 100s of ideas, McKinsey believes big data analytics is one of the 5 top catalysts that can increase US productivity and raise the GDP in the next 7 years. However, they only looked at 4 indu...

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Pivotal HD Community and Pivotal HD Single Node (VM) Available for Download Today

Since the announcement of Pivotal HD & HAWQ on February 25th, we’ve been encouraged by the positive reception from customers, partners, and the market. Pivotal HD is at the core of the data fa...

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OpenStack Swift as a Cloud Foundry service

This is a guest blog post by anynines, a Cloud Foundry hosted cloud provider from Europe. In the past few years, the perception of cloud hosting has been revolut...

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Pivotal Speaks on Scaling Mobile Infrastructure

Pivotal is speaking twice this month at Mobile conferences. Yesterday, Pivotal COO Edward Hieatt spoke on a panel at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2013 alongside the CTO of Evernote, and the CTO and EVP...

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A Rough Guide to Data Science

If Big Data was last year's buzzword, Data Science may reach the same level of hype this year. There's no shortage of discussion about the high demand for data scientists, the term's usefulness as ...

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Building Hackable Cities Through Open Data Portals

The value of opening public data is a difficult thing to quantify. An increasing number of cities, states, and federal organizations are building data portals. But the usefulness and quality of the...

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Demystifying Apache Hadoop in 5 Pictures

Perhaps you are just getting around to learning Hadoop or know someone who is trying to wrap their head around it. If so, this article was written as a basic introduction. It explains why Hadoop is...

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5 Key Highlights: A Field Report from #HadoopSummit

In this field report from the Hadoop Summit, we cover community growth, the focus on real-time data, SQL on Hadoop, and a bit about HAWQ with two key engineers from Pivotal.

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Run Spring Apps 60x Faster with Spring Data + Pivotal GemFire

With Spring Data GemFire, you can potentially speed up Spring apps by 60X! In this article, we provide examples and explain how Spring connects with GemFire to offer extremely fast, real-time perfo...

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Installing Cloud Foundry on Vagrant

This is a guest blog post by Altoros, a software development firm specializing in PaaS enablement and integration services around Hadoop and NoSQL. Cloud Foundry...

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Part One: Comparing Apache Tomcat and Pivotal tc Server

Daniel Carwin, Pivotal engineer for Apache Tomcat and Pivotal tc Server, provides part one of a series on the differences between Apache Tomcat and Pivotal’s distribution, tc Server. In this post, ...

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Pivotal @HadoopSummit + 4 Things You Should Ask Us About There

Come meet us at the Hadoop Summit—find us at the booth, join us for a panel, or have a conversation about Hadoop with our experts about our SQL and Hadoop technologies that perform 100x faster than...

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An Architecture for Real-Time Geo-tracking with Python, Celery, RabbitMQ, and More

An expert on GIS systems recently spoke at PyCon and outlined a scalable approach to real-time tracking and mapping using tools like OpenLayers, Django, PostGIS, Socket.io, Node.js, Celery, RabbitM...

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Data Science Labs: Predictive Models to Improve Vaccine Quality and Production

The age of "blockbuster drugs" is coming to an end, as personalized medicine becomes a reality. Data science will be a major driver of innovation in these and other areas of the pharmaceutical indu...

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Dealing with Eventual Consistency in the AWS EC2 API

The following is a Cloud Foundry technology blog from engineer Martin Englund Within the Cloud Foundry BOSH team we have been working on the Cloud Provider Inter...

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Pivotal Contributes Open Source Plugins for New Relic’s Pluggable Monitoring and Management Platform: RabbitMQ and Web Server

Smart development teams at SoundCloud, Zendesk, and Atlassian use New Relic for application performance monitoring. This week, New Relic announced a new pluggable architecture that will greatly ex...

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PivotalR Improves the Scalability and Performance of In-Database Analytics

One of the greatest challenges while working with big datasets concerns the need to move information out of storage for analysis. To this end, the recent announcement of PivotalR 0.1 extends Pivota...

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Pivotal @VelocityConf | Meet Our Experts, Get Tips on RabbitMQ

Attending Velocity? Come see us present on scaling RabbitMQ just like Google, Twitter, and Instagram. As well, we will have a booth chock full of experts. In not, you might just want to read our li...

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Pivotal and vFabric Suite 5.3 Live Webinar

Join this online event to learn about the role of Pivotal vFabric Suite in Pivotal One, as well as review the components of the newly released vFabric Suite 5.3. Along the way we hope to share our ...

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Hadoop 101: Spring Batch with Spring Hadoop

Previously, we provided a 101 article on basic Hadoop programming. Here, we explore the Spring Hadoop project and explain how you can make Hadoop work alongside other Spring applications. There is ...

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Pivotal People–Matthew Reider

Our second entry in the Pivotal Profile series is about Matthew Reider, product manager on Pivotal's Cloud Foundry team, the open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that provides web developers a faster ...

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22 Billion Served: Julien Genestoux of Superfeedr

Superfeedr delivered a total of 22,408,346,028 entries at the time of this interview. Read about how founder Julien Genestoux uses RabbitMQ and Redis for speed and scale.

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Hadoop 101: Programming MapReduce with Native Libraries, Hive, Pig, and Cascading

Hadoop is changing how the whole industry is approaching data. It changes how we think about organizing, querying, programming and using data. This first post in the Hadoop 101 series is meant to h...

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Pivotal Analytics Workbench Offers the Power of a 1000-Node Hadoop Cluster

Researchers and organizations that want to dip their toes into sophisticated data analysis, or solve a particular problem at scale, can now do so without spinning up their own Hadoop cluster. Pivot...

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Pivotal People—Q&A with Tomcat Expert Mark Thomas

Pivotal People are some of the best programmers, data scientists and engineers on the planet. This series is designed to introduce our readers to some of the talent that is building Pivotal, Inc. T...

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The Surprising History and Bright Future of Data Science

Data science is a young discipline, a multidisciplinary field requiring knowledge in sophisticated statistical modeling and software engineering. A strong grasp of information design doesn't hurt, ...

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Innovate with Pivotal RabbitMQ and Raspberry Pi

Sometimes consumer-centric hacks can evolve into enterprise solutions. When developers are able to cost-effectively mix hardware like the Rasberry Pi and open source messaging software like RabbitM...

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Socialvane Gears Up To Organize Social Media with RabbitMQ and Celery

A new social media startup called SocialVane shares with us how they built their app out with scalability and performance in mind using Python, Django, Celery and RabbitMQ. This interview includes ...

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Data Science and the Value of Design

Data visualization is far more than simply translating information into charts. Effective visualization reveals insights and tells stories through rigorous analysis and effective design. As a resul...

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Static.com Adds Hadoop Support for Cloud Foundry

In this guest post, Jake Farrell, CTO for Static.com, explains how the major shift in the hosting industry towards platforms for high developer productivity and data-centric applications led...

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Want to Contribute to Cloud Foundry? Come on in!

Cloud Foundry is an Open Platform-as-a-Service, and an Open Source project. It has attracted phenomenal interest from the community – including partners, companies using the code internall...

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20+ Examples of Getting Results with Big Data

We’ve never had greater, better analyzed, more pervasive, or increasingly connected computing power and information at a cheaper price in the history of the world. Advances that make big data techn...

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SpringOne Video: Domain Driven Design Using SpringTrader

In a talk from SpringOne 2GX 2012, Vaughn Vernon, author of Implementing Domain Driven Design, and Wes Williams, Senior Consultant with EMC, explain how domain driven design is used to extend a clo...

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How the Open Data Economy Can Accelerate Innovation in Infrastructure and Industry

The release of the White House’s new open data mandate, and advances in sophisticated analytics tools and machine learning, could accelerate massive shifts in critical infrastructure and core indus...

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Data Science Labs: Predictive Modeling to Detect Healthcare Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Fraudulent, wasteful, and abusive behaviors account for an estimated one-third of the $2.2 trillion spent on healthcare in the US each year, and can be harmful to patients. Pivotal Data Science Lab...

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Field Report: 3 Insights On How Pivotal Is Doing At EMC World 2013

This morning I had the opportunity to speak with Al Sargent, the product marketing guy for Pivotal One. He’s spent the past couple days in the desert of Las Vegas along with thousands of even...

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Pivotal’s Coming Out Party: EMC World 2013

Just two weeks after our launch, and Pivotal is at EMC World showing just how grown up this startup is. This morning in Las Vegas, Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz gave a keynote that ushered in a 3...

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Do We Need a Science of Data Visualization Storytelling?

As data visualization evolves, the critical dialogue around how to use it ethically and effectively use is maturing. DataKind’s Jake Porway recently warned data storytellers against the temptation ...

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Pivotal One To Be the RX for Medicine: How Aridhia Will Use Genetics Big Data To Solve For Cancer, Diabetes and More

Today Aridhia, a UK based company Biomedical Informatics company, announced their plans to standardize on Pivotal One to speed up the analysis of massive amounts of clinical, patient, imaging an...

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Effective Design Patterns in NewSQL—A Perspective and Demo on Elastic Data

Big data is becoming a big headache, real fast. Traditional approaches to data are shattered now across distributed data systems that can handle the volume. But now instead of querying in one pl...

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New Release: RabbitMQ 3.1.0

The Pivotal team is pleased to announce the release of RabbitMQ 3.1.0. This release introduces enhancements and bug fixes to the server, Java client, Erlang client, and a number of plugin...

Analyst Report

Agility for Big Data Implementations

In April 2013, Pivotal, a joint effort from EMC and VMware, introduced a new enterprise platformas-a-service offering – Pivotal One. Pivotal One will include technologies from previous EMC and VMwa...

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800,000 Messages/Minute: How Nokia’s HERE Uses RabbitMQ to Make Real-time Traffic Maps

Back in 2008, Nokia acquired NAVTEQ Maps which has since become part of Nokia’s Location and Commerce business, renamed HERE in 2012. Based in Chicago, IL., the Traffic Content team inges...

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UK Charity Raises Record Donations Powered by Cloud Foundry

For Comic Relief – a UK based charity, fifty minutes of downtime during peak fundraising hours could result in half their annual online donations income being lost. This blog describes how...

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The Pivotal People Changing the Way We Live

A paradigm shift is underway, as real-time data, rich analytics, and robust cloud applications converge. This shift is catalyzed by a new generation of innovators, armed with code, data, and a beli...

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Pivotal Launch Recap: A Next-Generation PaaS, Consumer-Grade Enterprise, and the Industrial Internet

Pivotal officially launched Wednesday morning with “Pivotal: A New Platform for a New Era,” a livestreamed event unveiling the Pivotal One platform and announcing a $105 million investment in the n...

Press Release

Pivotal Begins Operations, Announces Strategic Investment and Unveils Plans for Next-Generation Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service

New Pivotal One™ Platform Integrates New Data Fabrics, Modern Programming Frameworks and Cloud Portability to Set a New Standard for Enterprise PaaS

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Pivotal Announces Planned Strategic Investment from GE

Pivotal’s Next Generation Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service to Accelerate GE’s Ability to Create New Analytic Services and Solutions for the Industrial Internet

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O'Reilly Media

Enabling Rapid Analysis of Huge Quantities of Data

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Pivotal Greenplum Database

Meeting the Challenges of a Data-Driven World

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Pivotal HD: HAWQ

A True SQL Engine for Hadoop

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Making Hadoop MapReduce Work with a Redis Cluster

Redis is a very cool open-source key-value store that can add instant value to your Hadoop installation. Since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, Redis can be used as a ...

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NTT Contributes Nise BOSH, a Tool to Speed Up BOSH Development

NTT, the world’s leading telecom, has been active in fostering the Cloud Foundry developer and user community in Japan. We’re excited about NTT Lab’s latest open source community contribut...

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Pivotal, A NEW PLATFORM FOR A NEW ERA

Pivotal will host a live streaming event on April 24th with a special announcement and an unveiling of its plans to build a platform that makes the consumer grade enterprise a reality.

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Effective Data Visualization Techniques, from Business to Social Advocacy

Periscopic and Procter & Gamble demonstrate the wide range of uses for data visualization — from business intelligence to social advocacy — and how form and function vary widely depending on t...

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Use of Hybrid PaaS Now and In the Future

From its beginning, Cloud Foundry has been committed to providing developers and enterprises choice of deployment options spanning public and private clouds. In this post, Jonas Partner, CEO...

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A Robot Gave Me My Job!

A robot took my job!” The familiar refrain gets at a long-running cultural anxiety that machines will render human workers redundant. But according to a recent Economist article about the role of ...

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Anchora Brings Cloud Foundry Core Instance to China

A fast growing mobile apps market alongside the increasing need for a unified enterprise private cloud platform requires a new generation of open PaaS solutions in China. In this gues...

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Pivotal: All Systems Go

Pivotal, the new company uniting EMC Greenplum’s decade of big data R & D, agile development trailblazers Pivotal Labs, and VMWare’s cloud services and app framework acumen, is ready to launch...

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Hulu

Leading Video Company Scales to Serve 4 Billion Videos with 800% Query Performance Improvement

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Netflix

Automating Application Deployment and Lifecycle to Amazon's Cloud

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Knotice

Increased Responsiveness Provides Customers with Answers in Seconds, Not Hours

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The Age of Data-Driven Medicine

Big Data Helps Reveal Hidden Health Trends and Build Risk Models

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Chorus In Action at Data Science London

Over the past few years, organizations like Data Science London have sprung up in major metropolitan cities all over the world. Greenplum feels privileged to be invited from time to time to present...

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eBay’s Beth Axelrod: Predictive Analytics is Transforming Human Resources

The challenges of hiring skilled data scientists is well-documented, but what of Big Data’s impact on talent recruitment within other fields? According to Beth Axelrod, eBay’s Senior Vice President...

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Paul Maritz Calls for a “Consumer-Grade Enterprise” Platform

Over the past decade, consumer-facing web giants such as Google and Facebook have invested heavily in user data — storing it, analyzing it, and using the insights revealed to rapidly iterate on pro...

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Finding Problem Solvers Who Provide Big Answers: An Interview with Harper Reed

Harper Reed, CTO for the Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign, delivered the keynote speech at EMC Greenplum’s Hadoop: The Foundation for Change event on Monday, February 25. Before the keynote, Reed s...

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The History of Hadoop: From Small Starts to Big Data

Named after a toy elephant belonging to developer Doug Cutting’s son, over the past decade Hadoop has proven to be the little platform that could. From its humble beginnings as an open source searc...

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Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse Can Now Launch External Command-line Applications Using Service Tunnels

In the course of developing, testing and deploying cloud applications, developers sometimes need to directly access the application data. The Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse advances this ...

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Cloud Foundry Open for Business and Commits

Cloud Foundry, the Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution offered by EMC’s newly-minted Pivotal Initiative, opened itself this week to clients and the open source community. The Pivotal Initative wi...

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Cloud Foundry is Open and Pivotal

For those who have not heard, Cloud Foundry, the open platform-as-a-service project, is now part of the recently announced Pivotal Initiative, an independent entity funded by VMware and EMC. (Fo...

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Big Data Analytics for Network Security Monitoring

After years of enterprise security breaches, one would think companies have learned much and are improving their security posture. In reality, the bad guys continue to have the upper hand in this g...

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Demonstrating the High-Performance Future of Hadoop at Strata

The ten- and hundred-fold gains in productivity, speed, and accessibility that Pivotal HD brings to Hadoop took center stage at an afternoon session at the Strata Conference on Wednesday, February ...

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Continuous Integration to Cloud Foundry.com Using Jenkins in the Cloud

Continuous integration using Jenkins is increasingly seen as an effective tool for reducing the cycle time from product backlog to receiving actual user feedback. This can result in real increas...

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Scott Yara’s Strata Keynote: Data and Collaboration In “An Extraordinary Time”

Greenplum co-founder Scott Yara struck an inspirational tone during his keynote at the Strata Conference on Wednesday, February 27th in Santa Clara. Yara cast a wide tent, paying tribute to the pra...

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HAWQ: The New Benchmark for SQL on Hadoop

Business data analytics has changed tremendously in recent years. The high cost of storage and processing forced enterprises to carefully plan their ETL process, and what data would be stored in th...

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Live from Hadoop: The Foundation for Change in San Francisco

Live from San Francisco at 10am, EMC Greenplum will unveil product and technology innovations that will make Hadoop bigger, better, more accessible and meaningful than ever before.

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How Hadoop Can Disrupt the Database Industry

Hardly any book has attracted more attention among software companies than Clayton Christensen’s “The Innovator’s Dilemma” and some companies even welcome it as a sign of “innovative spirit” when e...

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Introducing Pivotal HD

This week, we’ll have a number of events to introduce Pivotal HD, our new Hadoop distribution. Pivotal HD isn’t just about making Hadoop better, it’s significantly expanding Hadoop capabilities as ...

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As Data Becomes a Service, Will Data Scientists Disappear?

Even while CIOs tighten belts and demand clear-cut results from technology investments, the value of data-driven insight is evident. Gartner projects investment in increasingly accessible Business ...

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Open Standards in Cloud Foundry Identity Services

Cloud Foundry includes a component called the User Account and Authentication (UAA) service which was introduced about a year ago. It provides user account management and authentication for deve...

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10 Reasons Why Hadoop Will Dominate in 2013

The Apache Hadoop platform has been ascendant in recent years, thanks to its flexibility, rich developer ecosystem, and ability to suit the analytics needs of enterprises, web startups, and organiz...

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NTT Communications, World’s Leading Telecom, Joins Cloud Foundry Core

As the world’s leading telecom, NTT Communications has experience delivering global cloud services to enterprise customers. Enterprises in Japan are seeking the openness, choice, agility a...

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Harper Reed on the Power of Data, at Hadoop: the Foundation for Change

Hadoop: The Foundation for Change, on Monday, February 25th in San Francisco, will reveal Greenplum’s new technology to extend the platform’s impact and reach, and look to the data-driven future wi...

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Visual.ly Predicts 2013’s Hot Data Visualization Trends

Last weekend, data visualization social network visual.ly hosted a Meetup in San Francisco, offering a glimpse at the emerging trends and best practices for 2013. “Code artist” and Design Professor...

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Heroic Feats of Data Scientists Doing Good

These heroic data divers serve a critical need, devoting nights and weekends to munging messy XML files, developing models, and unearthing insights for non-profits and advocacy groups that lack the...

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Scaling Real-time Apps on Cloud Foundry Using Node.js and RabbitMQ

In the previous blog Scaling Real-time Apps on Cloud Foundry Using Node.js and Redis, we used Redis as a ‘session store’ and also as a ‘pub-sub’ service for chat messages...

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Disruptive Data Science – Transforming Your Company into a Data Science-Driven Enterprise

Big Data is the latest technology wave impacting C-Level executives across all areas of business, but amid the hype, there remains confusion about what it all means. The name emphasizes the exponen...

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ProPublica’s Force of Algorithmic Cub Reporters

Investigative journalism non-profit ProPublica is collaborating with Narrative Science to produce 52,000 machine-generated articles detailing the quality of public schools around the country.

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Scaling Real-time Apps on Cloud Foundry Using Node.js and Redis

Common applications being built on Node.js like social networking and chat require real-time scaling capabilities across multiple instances. Developers need to deal with sticky sessions, scale-u...

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Visualizing the Economic Health of the Nation, One State at a Time

State by State is an ongoing project by Bloomberg's visual data team that offers a comprehensive look at the health of the nation.

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Ethics and the Data-Driven Enterprise

Despite the prodigious business value, civic innovation, and predictive insight yielded from the cascading streams of Big Data, there are critical questions regarding who has access to what informa...

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Usage and Quirks of fs.default.name in Hadoop FileSystem

A few weeks ago, while working on a unified storage abstraction for Hadoop, I implemented the Hadoop FileSystem interface at work. To make it easier to test, I wanted to make my Filesystem the defa...

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How Do TV Viewers Tweet? Depends.

Twitter is a veritable gold mine of real-time social data for advertisers, brands, and entertainment studios. The much-vaunted phenomena of the second screen — viewers browsing and posting to socia...

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Cloud Foundry Now Supports Rails Assets Pipeline

Rails version 3.1 introduced the assets pipeline as a way to properly organize and serve static assets. We are adding assets pipeline support for Rails applications deployed on  CloudFoundry.com...

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How Do You Interview a Data Scientist?

Since data science is a relatively nascent field, enterprises often have a hard time finding the best and the brightest. Compounding the confusion is that the best practitioners often come from div...

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Hadoop Vaidya: Performance advisor for Hadoop Map/Reduce Jobs

Hadoop Vaidya is a rule-based performance diagnostic framework for MapReduce jobs where each rule identifies a specific problem with the job’s performance, scalability or even a best practice viola...

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DataKind’s Jake Porway on Data-Driven Solutions to Pressing Social Issues

2012 was an eventful year for data scientist Jake Porway and DataKind, the organization he cofounded that connects nonprofits with volunteer data practitioners to addressing pressing social issues....

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Food Genius Serves Appetizing Analytics to Restaurant Owners

Running a restaurant can be a risky enterprise, prone to fickle culinary trends and stock overages. Moreover, up to 40% of the U.S. food supply goes to waste, according to a report released last Au...

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Gartner Publishes North Pole Big Data Assessment

Delivering toys to millions of children around the world in one night: suffice to say, Santa and his helpers at the North Pole may have been the first enterprise to contend with Big Data's challeng...

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Recent Changes in Node.js Modules Support

Since Cloud Foundry introduced npm support, we added several improvements that make deploying Node.js applications with dependencies easier, faster and more transparent to developers. Easy d...

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Deploying to vCloud Using Cloud Foundry BOSH

A new Cloud Provider Interface (CPI) to support deploying Cloud Foundry applications on vCloud infrastructures is available today. Cloud Foundry was designed and built to support distribu...

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D.J. Patil: Data Science is Storytelling

There’s a significant gap between collecting and analyzing Big Data, and being able to confidently act upon it. In that gulf you’ll find data scientists developing and refining models, identifying ...

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Designing Portable Applications With Cloud Foundry

In the cloud computing world, preserving a choice of clouds is critical. The risks of being locked into a single cloud are substantial. Cloud Foundry provides an abstraction layer for deploying ...

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Data Science vs. Data Analytics

With Big Data becoming one of the year’s top buzzwords, terms describing the practitioners working with said data can become confused. As Data Scientists grow in demand in the job market, it’s impo...

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Study Finds Surprising Links Between Social Media and Music Sales

With the music industry still scrambling to make money in the age of digital distribution, companies and musicians are increasingly turning to data to crack the code.

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Greenplum Plugs In To Gnip

With data from social media platforms accounting for an ever-increasing amount of the Big Data deluge, collecting that data becomes an ever-moving target. As social networks proliferate, so do the ...

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Why The Time is Right for MapReduce Design Patterns

One of the common questions I get from people about my new book MapReduce Design Patterns is “why did you write it?” In this post, I’ll explain the reasons, as well as what MapReduce design pattern...

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Dating by Data and Design

Online dating has come a long way from its somewhat dubious beginnings — it’s likely a friend, relative, or even yourself has found a partner through a matchmaking site. Much of that can be attribu...

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Greenplum Acquires MoreVRP

We are excited to announce that EMC has acquired More IT Resources Ltd., a privately held company based in Israel, will be integrated immediately into Greenplum. More’s flagship product, MoreVRP, b...

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Transparency, Clarity, and Focus: How Pivotal Tracker Enables Agile Collaboration

An easel. A marker. Sometimes the most effective and immediate way to capture thoughts and collaborate is also the most tactile, visual, and simple. But easels and markers have their limitations: i...

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Building a Strategic Data Organization

There are a few patterns that I experienced at Yahoo! that I continue to see as I meet with Greenplum customers and prospects who want to tackle the world of Big Data. The first is an ever-growing...

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A Day in the Life of a Data Journalist

The Guardian is one of the most aggressive and forward-thinking news organizations to embrace data journalism in recent years. It has assembled a top-flight data science team, created a slew of imp...

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Tips for Employers On the Hunt for the Rare and Elusive Data Scientist

We’ve previously talked about the high demand for data scientists, and the eclectic backgrounds of practitioners in the field. The discipline is so relatively new that enterprises and organizations...

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Cloud Application Portability Made Easy – Introducing Cloud Foundry Core

The Cloud Foundry community is happy to announce Cloud Foundry Core  –  a program designed to make cloud application portability easier than ever. Cloud Foundry Core provides a baseline of...

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Preserving Cloud Application Portability – Introducing Cloud Foundry Core

The Cloud Foundry team is happy to announce Cloud Foundry Core  –  a program designed to preserve cloud application portability. In the cloud computing world, preserving a choice of...

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Managing Hot and Cold Data Using a Unified Storage System

Greenplum is working on a project that abstracts various storage options within an organization under a unified layer referred to as Unified Storage System (USS). The advantage of USS is that it ca...

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New Release of Micro Cloud Foundry

We are excited to announce a new version of Micro Cloud Foundry™ with a new set of features. Among those new features is a new process to streamline frequent updates so that we can maintain comp...

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The 2012 Election and the Importance of Effectively Communicating Data-Driven Insights

The big winner — or at least the biggest story — of the 2012 Election may be Big Data and the practice of data science. From the Obama campaign’s data-driven electioneering directed by Chief Scient...

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Demonstrating the Future of Data Science at the Strata Conference

A wise man once said only a fool would attempt a live demonstration (anyone remember Bill Gates and Windows 98?). Apparently I am that fool. Last month at the Strata Conference, my cohort Matt Negl...

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Password Policy in Cloud Foundry

It’s a well-known fact that most users choose weak passwords. Choosing a strong password is actually much harder than it might seem at first. Huge wordlists constructed from previously lea...

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The New York Times Maps the Many Roads to the White House

With only hours to go until the American people elect the next President of the United States, prognostication, punditry, and invective is hurtling across the media, political classes, and social m...

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How to Integrate an Application with Cloud Foundry using OAuth2

This article explains how to use Cloud Foundry APIs from a user application using the built in identity management solution in the User Account and Authentication Service (UAA). The UAA acts (am...

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Moving Beyond Restaurant Recommendations to Predictive Location Analytics

The big news around maps in recent months has been the battle between Google Maps and Apple's new alternative service for iOS 6. As smartphones increasingly become the all-in-one personal computer,...

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“More Hands Than Our Own”: Greenplum’s Logan Lee on Opening Chorus

Data science is a team sport that thrives upon collaboration, quick iteration, and a healthy amount of collegial competitiveness. These characteristics also drive development in the open source sof...

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OpenChorus and Greenplum’s Kaggle Partnership in the News

This week’s announcement that Greenplum is open-sourcing its collaborative data science platform Chorus and partnering with Kaggle to connect OpenChorus users with the data scientist elite has gen...

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Greenplum and Kaggle Partner to Connect OpenChorus Users with the Data Science Elite

The high demand for data scientists is an significant challenge for increasingly predictive enterprises. It’s is a sophisticated vocation, requiring a range of specialized skills. Kaggle, the onlin...

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Data Science: Neither Elementary Nor Magic

A recent GigaOm post, “Why becoming a data scientist might be easier than you think”, has fired up considerable debate in the data science community. Just from reading the headline, you can probabl...

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Top Picks for Hadoop World 2012

Hadoop World 2012 is just around the corner, kicking off next Tuesday, October 23, in New York City. This will be my third consecutive time at Hadoop World and it has been exciting to watch the eco...

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The 2012 Code for America Summit: Democracy Behind and Beyond the Dashboard

The growth of the civic tech movement in recent years is impressive. Ranging from citizen-developed bus tracking mobile apps to municipal and federal open data portals, the scope and goals of these...

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Using the New Scripted JavaScript Editor for Node.js Development

This week VMware released the Scripted code editor on GitHub: https://github.com/scripted-editor/scripted. Scripted, a JavaScript editor from VMware, is a general purpose code editor inte...

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Greenplum’s Jarrod Vawdrey on Hot Trends in Analytics

SAS partners always bring valuable thought-leadership and industry perspectives to customer at events like Analytics 2012 and The Premier Business Leadership Series. Joining Deloitte and Teradata t...

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Securing RESTful Web Services with OAuth2

As an active committer on Spring Security OAuth and the Cloud Foundry UAA, one of the questions I get asked the most is: “When and why would I use OAuth2?” The answer, as often with ...

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New Report Looks at Big Data’s Impact on Health Care

While proposed solutions are a matter of fierce debate, there’s few who would argue that the United States health care system is inefficient and in need of creative disruption. As a result, an incr...

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Polishing Cloud Foundry’s Ruby Gem Support

The Cloud Foundry team has released new features to improve management of Ruby gems in apps running on CloudFoundry.com. These features include support for using Git URLs in Gemfiles, handling o...

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The Visualized Conference Brings Big Data to Light

Big Data doesn’t only create new opportunities for enterprises and organizations; it opens up new horizons to artists, designers, journalists, storytellers, and practitioners of new hybrid forms of...

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Experimental Clojure Support in Cloud Foundry

We have been working on making it easier to deploy Clojure apps to Cloud Foundry [1]. Clojure is a functional language that runs on the JVM that allows rapid prototyping of applications while of...

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Hadoop MapReduce Can Transform How You Build Top-Ten Lists

It seems like websites, magazines, and TV shows all over the place are building top ten lists (or top-k lists) these days. The top ten science fiction movies of all time, the best places to live, e...

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Is Data Scientist the Sexiest Job of the Century?

Hey good lookin'. Yep, I'm talking to you, or at least the data scientists reading this. (The rest of you are incredibly good looking, intelligent, and clearly have good taste, as well.) The Harvar...

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Cloud Foundry Visits India

Cloud Foundry Open Tour developer events are designed to help technologists behind the industry’s leading open Platform as a Service to meet and exchange ideas. Last week, we visited India with ...

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Data Challenge Winners Tell The Stories Within Civic Data

Despite the increasing number of cities embracing open data policies and the popularity of visualizations, communicating the stories found in all that data remains a challenge. Journalists, develop...

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Greenplum’s Gavin Sherry on Remaining Agile Within the Enterprise

One of the greatest challenges for an enterprise is iterating on quality products as teams grow in size and projects become increasingly complex. Unchecked, a nimble startup can become burdened wit...

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Eric Fischer’s Work Blurs the Line Between Data Science, Cartography, and Art

During a talk earlier this year at the Big Data for the Public Good seminar series, Stamen's Eric Rodenbeck emphasized that data scientists are not only researchers, but also storytellers. Fittingl...

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A Global Project to Tell the Human Stories of Big Data

Petabytes of information, predictive analytics, visualizations of global trends and activity…sometimes the humans producing all this information seem obscured. The Human Face of Big Data, a project...

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Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse Now Supports Standalone Java Applications and Java 7

A new release of Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse is available which features the ability to publish standalone Java applications to CloudFoundry.com using either Java 6 or Java 7. Java 7 i...

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How We Built AppFog Using Cloud Foundry

The value proposition of using the cloud is that “things will be easy this way.” Building and operating large scale clouds, however, is rarely easy. As Mark Lucovsky said in his recent interview...

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Nate Silver on the 2012 Election and the “Prediction Paradox”

With the conclusion of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, we're mercifully facing down the final days of this election season. With the race heating up, policy wonks and voters are...

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Build a Real Time Activity Stream on Cloud Foundry with Node.js, Redis and MongoDB 2.0 – Part III

In Part II of this series, we covered the architecture needed for persisting the Activity Streams to MongoDB and fanning it out in real-time to all the clients using Redis PubSub.

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“Data Is” or “Data Are”?

“Data is” or “data are”? It’s the type of sticky linguistic thicket that invites vociferous debate. Working with data and writing about that work are both vocations that presumably appeal to the me...

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Alpine Data Labs Brings Predictive Analytics to Where Data Lives

For all the promise of predictive analytics, realizing that potential can be elusive. Moving data is a cumbersome process, and modeling is typically done with complex, standalone applications, forc...

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Deploying to AWS Using Cloud Foundry BOSH

Cloud Foundry was designed and built to support distributed applications that can be moved between multiple clouds, including those running on different IaaS infrastructures such as vSphere, vCl...

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Delve Into the Deep Blue Sea of Oceanic Data with Marinexplore

You probably learned in grade school that most of the Earth is covered in water; the ocean alone covers 71% of the planet's surface. The ocean contains fathoms of data, and with over 90% of it stil...

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The Answer Isn’t Less Data, It’s More Data Science

How much data is too much? Depending on who’s answering, the answer may be “there's no such amount.” Many don’t share that perspective, however, and are instead overwhelmed by the amount of data av...

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Pivotal Labs Empowers Data-Driven Enterprises to Become Agile and Collaborative

Data is Big, the predictive enterprise is the way of the future, and data scientists are in high demand: you can’t glance at technology news sites in 2012 without being aware of these developments....

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Facebook’s Data Team Challenges Fears of an Online Echo Chamber

Online pundits and media critics warn that as social media increasingly becomes a dominant source of news, and aggregators like Google News develop algorithms to surface stories that are presumably...

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Data Science Meets CSI

I wouldn't hold my breath for CSI: San Mateo quite yet, but as Jon Bruner at O'Reilly Radar notes, data scientists could serve the public good as data-diving amateur sleuths. Bruner proposes this ...

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New Runtime Module for Node.js Applications

In the previous blog post, Cloud Foundry Now Supports Auto-Reconfiguration for Node.js Applications, we saw that Node.js applications deployed to CloudFoundry.com can be automatically reconfigur...

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Can Anyone Become a Data Scientist? Oxdata Believes So

Data science is a sophisticated and complex discipline, but since it's still an emerging field, its practitioners come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Typically, though, a background in workin...

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Big Business Knows What You’re Buying and Has an eScore You Can’t Know

Just when you think you have a handle on your credit score, number of Facebook friends, LinkedIn connections, Twitter followers, and most recently your Klout score, there's now an eScore to worry a...

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Researchers Encode Entire Book Into DNA

As Big Data grows and storage moves to the cloud, it's easy to forget that all that information still takes up physical space, even if that space is a server farm half a world away. But as data gro...

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Drivers Behind Intel’s Choice of Cloud Foundry

The choice of application platform can have tangible consequences on development agility and productivity, especially when the developer community is as large as that at Intel. In thi...

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Hadoop and Disparate Data Stores

Through our experiences in working with customers on Big Data platforms, we’ve come to notice that there are fundamentally two types of Hadoop users out there; the first type being “Hadoop-centric”...

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Data Scientists: Brainy, In Demand, and…Athletic?

Kaggle's description of data science as sport appears to be catching on. In a recent post, VentureBeat's Christina Farr names data scientists "the top athletes of the enterprise world."

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Cloud Foundry Now Supports Auto-Reconfiguration for Node.js Applications

Cloud Foundry has long supported auto-reconfiguration for Spring and Ruby applications. Now we are pleased to add auto-reconfiguration support for Node.js applications as well. Deploying Node.js...

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SDSS Releases the Largest-Ever 3-D Map of the Universe

While the Mars rover Curiosity is getting most of the headlines, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III just released a 3-D map of 200 million galaxies.

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Students Compete Building Apps on Cloud Foundry for Social Good

On July 13, VMware Foundation kicked off #ContributingCode, a two-week long event in Palo Alto, California, to encourage local students to build applications focused on a social and community be...

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How Big Data is Transforming Search Engines into Personal Assistants

With Siri and Voice Search, Apple and Google are going head-to-head to create search products that behave more like personal assistants than a gateway to the Internet.

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The Eclectic Mind of the Data Scientist: An Interview With Greenplum’s Noah Zimmerman

Data scientists come from various research backgrounds, bringing a wide array of interests to bear upon their work. Noah Zimmerman, Senior Data Scientist at Greenplum, embodies this eclecticism. In...

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Next Generation Cloud Controller: The VMC View

In my last post, I introduced you to some of the new features we are rolling out with the new cloud controller. For reference, I’ve included a block diagram of the new structure to refresh...

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Deploying vert.x Applications to Cloud Foundry

NOTE: Modified to use 0.8.2 version of cloudfoundry-runtime dependency together with the 1.2.3.final version of vert.x (Jan 2, 2013) Developers can now use vert.x, a framework for highly scalabl...

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The OpenNews Fellowship Calls Data Scientists to Help Build the Newsroom of the Future

Whatever the future of journalism may be, data will play a key role. In recent years, the data journalist has rose to prominence in the newsroom. Contemporary journalism has a lot more to do with h...

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Twitter Games the Election Using Social Data

As we tread further into the 2012 Presidential Election season, an increasing number of data-driven services and enterprises are trying to best Nate Silver's predictive model by using a variety of ...

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Esther Dyson on Data-Driven Preemptive Healthcare

In an interview with O'Reilly Radar's Alex Howard, Dyson discusses the potential of open health care data, privacy concerns, and the business opportunities for health care-focused data science.

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Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse Now Supports Tunneling to Services

Today we announce a new release of Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse which features the ability to open a tunnel to any Cloud Foundry data service. Now Eclipse users can use familiar client ...

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THE PROVING GROUND: AGILE ANALYTICS

Agile development has been all the rage for a while now - extreme programming, scrum, user stories, epics, backlogs, etc. have become the lingua franca of any software development organization wort...

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Visualizing the Social Graph of Presidential Campaign Donors

With the Presidential election in high gear and hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into both the Romney and Obama campaigns, who's pulling ahead in funding is getting nearly as much attention ...

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Understanding How Data Flows Through Your Organization

The deluge of Big Data is a well-known challenge, but a recent post on the Factual blog draws attention to a problem no less imposing: How does data flow through an organization?

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Can an Algorithm Beat Simon Cowell at His Own Game?

It’s a romantic myth that the intangible feelings evoked by a song defy analysis. How can a person or algorithm predict what song will inspire a distinct feeling—the freedom of a bygone summer, the...

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Can Data Mining Improve The Taste of Wine?

You don't have to be a master sommelier to know what kind of wine you prefer, but there may be some science behind what terrain, weather patterns, and distillation process makes great tasting wine....

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PHARTS: A Proposed Metric for Measuring Basketball Player Value

As a data guy, I have always enjoyed learning about the power of statistics combined with the right metric(s) – together these two components are able to be used to drive effective decisions that l...

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High Level Features of the UAA

The User Account and Authentication Service (UAA) in Cloud Foundry is responsible for securing the platform services and providing a single sign on for web applications. A previ...

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Introducing the UAA and Security for Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is a distributed system with many components front and back end. If you are familiar with the Cloud Foundry architecture you have probably noticed that the Cloud Controller exposes...

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Cloud Foundry and Open PaaS at OSCON

The Cloud Foundry team is at the premier Open Source conference, O’Reilly OSCON this week. What a difference a year makes! This time last year, the Cloud Foundry Open Source project and th...

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Scraping Books to Build a Linked “Thingiverse” of Literary Data

The portable and linkable nature of hypertext enables much of the big data explosion, as we produce an ever-growing amount of linked, machine-readable text every second. But what of the wealth of s...

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Universities Mine for Better Grades

Unless you attended in the past couple of years, college looks a lot different than it used to. Admissions officers have long considered a wide range of factors when considering a prospective stude...

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Greenplum Sponsors Research on Big Data Analytics

The sheer enormity of big data presents competitive, technical, and organizational challenges to businesses. Organizations must manage the massive amount of content generated by users and machines ...

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Can Data Science Revitalize the Music Industry?

You don't have to work in the music business (though I did in another life,) to know that the industry is experiencing significant disruption due to digital distribution, file-sharing, and any numb...

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Using Cloud Foundry to Create the #ContributingCode Competition App

A situational application generally has a short lifespan and sidesteps formal requirements so that it can be developed quickly with a narrow focus. Cloud-based application development and deploy...

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Alcohol, Prostitution, and Predictive Modeling

Uber is one of the latest mobile apps to catch on like wildfire. Uber provides private drivers on-demand from anywhere, at any time. Here's a real-life example: it's 1:48 am, the Riptide bar on 47t...

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Big Data and Marketing in the Real World

The term "big data" has become ubiquitous over the past year, causing a certain amount of confusion over what it actually means. Over at EMC's Reflections blog, Greenplum's Vice President of Market...

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How Can Data Science Serve the Public Good?

Over the course of four seminars, the Big Data for the Public Good series presented a rare opportunity for leading data science thinkers, innovators, and practitioners to explore how the field can ...

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Future-proofing Your Apps: Cloud Foundry and Node.js

Most real-world applications we ship to consumers or enterprises are multi-year projects. In the cloud era, newer technologies (programming languages, runtimes, frameworks) are created faster th...

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Heads Up on Some New Cloud Controller Features

As I discussed in my post at the end of April, the Cloud Controller is undergoing major surgery and this work is being done in the cloud_controller_ng repo. If you are following the review strea...

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Deploying Tomcat 7 Using the Standalone Framework

The new standalone framework support greatly increases the number of different types of non-Web applications that can run on Cloud Foundry, including application servers. This tutorial will walk...

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Administer Cloud Foundry with Mobile Apps

One of the neat things about Cloud Foundry is that, because the code is open source, it’s easy to see how the administration tools (such as the command line-based vmc) work. The Cloud Cont...

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Open Web Foundation Agreement for Activity Streams Signed

At Cloud Foundry we care about making life easier for web developers and API developers. Open source helps developers reuse code. Open standards help developers reuse protocols and schemas. We a...

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Redis in Action with Cloud Foundry

Redis is a popular open source, advanced key-value store project sponsored by VMware. It has been a Cloud Foundry core service from day one and is widely adopted by developers who love its perfo...

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Cloudfuji Accelerates Delivery of Its Open Source Application Store with Cloud Foundry

Unlike most Platform as a Service offerings today, the open and extensible nature of Cloud Foundry means developers will not be locked into ...

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Building a Real-Time Activity Stream on Cloud Foundry with Node.js, Redis and MongoDB–Part II

In Part I of this series, we showed how to start from the node-express-boilerplate app for real-time messaging and integration with third parties and move towards building an Ac...

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The Data Science Summit 2012: Staging Ground for the Future

At the Data Science Summit 2012, practitioners and thought leaders shared broad visions and deep discipline Big Data may be getting its day in the sun, but data science is the key to unlocking B...

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Cloud Foundry Now Supports Play!

Cloud Foundry now supports Play 2.0 as a first-class framework. Play is a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly framework for Java and Scala. Developers can leverage this event-driven non-blockin...

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Cloud Foundry Supports Node.js Modules with NPM

Update: Recent Changes in Node.js Modules Support We are pleased to announce support for npm (Node Package Manager) which manages Node.js application module dependencies ...

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Refactoring the VCAP Repo

In my previous post, I talked briefly about the vcap repo refactoring effort. This week, I want to walk you through the process in a little more detail. If you look closely at the vcap re...

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Building a Real Time Activity Stream on Cloud Foundry with Node.js, Redis and MongoDB – Part I

Cloud Foundry provides developers with several choices of frameworks, application infrastructure services and deployment clouds. This approach to providing a platform as a service enables the fa...

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From Disruption to Insight at the Data Science Summit 2012

2012 is proving to be the year of Big Data, demanding the attention of executives, thought leaders, academics, and tech journalists alike. From the Obama Administration’s $200 Million Big Data Init...

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Running Standalone Web Applications on Cloud Foundry

In this final post of the four-part series on deploying standalone apps to Cloud Foundry, we will explore how to build and deploy JVM-based web applications that aren’t packaged as traditi...

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Running Workers on Cloud Foundry with Spring

In the two previous posts in this series, we discussed using Cloud Foundry’s new support for standalone apps to deploy worker processes. We looked at an example using Resque for Ruby apps....

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Running Resque Workers on Cloud Foundry

Also in this series: Cloud Foundry Improves Support For Background Processing Running Workers on Cloud Foundry with Spring Running Standalone Web Applications on Cloud Foundry We introduced C...

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Cloud Foundry Improves Support For Background Processing

Cloud Foundry has significantly enhanced support for worker applications that perform background processing by allowing applications to run on CloudFoundry.com without the application container....

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Cloud Foundry Multi-Cloud Options Keep Multiplying: BOSH CPI Support for OpenStack

Cloud Foundry provides a consistent model for deploying and running applications across multiple clouds. This multi-cloud approach preserves developer choice and flexibility, both today and in t...

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Cloud Foundry Roadmap: Below the Water Line

Earlier this month we moved to a new open source contribution process for Cloud Foundry.  As part of the new process, we also want to share more information about what code is coming in the futu...

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Cloud Foundry Powers Data Sets for Mumbai

This is the third post of a series of guest blogs by application developers. We are featuring a use case by Romin Irani, an individual developer who built APIs for valuable data sets in the City...

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Cloud Foundry at the OpenStack Design Summit

The Cloud Foundry development team presented Cloud Foundry BOSH at the OpenStack Design Summit on Wednesday in San Francisco, followed by a hackathon focused on adding OpenStack support. BOSH is...

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Protected: Using JRuby for Rails Applications on Cloud Foundry

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More than 2,000 Developers Attend Cloud Foundry China Open Tour

The first two stops of Cloud Foundry Open Tour at Beijing and Shanghai were huge successes! We had about 1000+ developers show up at each city for this one day event. 10 speaker...

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The New CloudFoundry.org = Gerrit + Jenkins + GitHub

When we launched Cloud Foundry last year we started with an inefficient open source process based on a complex dual repo structure. The workflow was cumbersome for us to maintain, and at times f...

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Cloud Foundry’s First Birthday: More Clouds, Code, Community and Partners

Today we celebrated Cloud Foundry’s first anniversary with additional multi-cloud deployment choices, new tools for operating large scale Cloud Foundry services, a new system for managing open s...

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Introduction to Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse 1.0

Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse allows users to deploy applications to Cloud Foundry targets from either Eclipse IDE JEE Indigo or STS (SpringSource Tool Suite) 2.9.0 or higher. Clo...

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Cloud Foundry Java App Errors – Root Cause Analysis

On the night of March 29, 2012, we upgraded our Tomcat from version 6 to version 7 as part of our normal production upgrade schedule. Early in the morning of March 30th, we discovered tha...

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Cloud Foundry Further Improves Support for Ruby Applications

We have recently made many improvements to Cloud Foundry to increase Ruby developer productivity and expand support for Ruby application frameworks.  Cloud Foundry was built to run multiple lang...

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How OpenCredo Launched Three New Products in Seven Months with Cloud Foundry

From the beginning, Cloud Foundry has been about simplifying the development, deployment and operation of cloud applications.  In this second post in a series of guest blogs by application devel...

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Rethink Application Logging with RabbitMQ

Application logging is essential to monitoring applications and diagnosing problems, but in a cloud universe where file systems may be ephemeral and application instances are provisioned dynamic...

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Using Cloud Foundry Services with Ruby: Part 2 – Run-time Support for Ruby Applications

The services offered in Cloud Foundry are necessary for writing any serious application. Our aim is to make it easy to configure and consume these services. In addition to the auto-reconfigurati...

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Using Cloud Foundry Services with Ruby: Part 1 – Auto-reconfiguration

Right from the launch, Cloud Foundry supported auto-reconfiguration of Spring and Rails apps that use a relational database service.  This allowed deploying such an app without changing a single...

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FeedHenry Brings Mobile App Development to Cloud Foundry

Mobile application developers can now build and deploy applications on Cloud Foundry using the FeedHenry developer platform. This guest post provides another example from the ecosystem of ISVs h...

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Cloud Foundry Open Tour 2012

Cloud Foundry Open Tour 2012 is a global series of one day developer events designed to help the thriving cloud community to meet and exchange ideas with the technologists behind the industry...

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Micro Cloud Foundry Streamlines Offline Support and Adds Java Debugging

The Cloud Foundry team released a new version of Micro Cloud FoundryTM including streamlined offline support, Java debugging, up-to-date versions of all languages/frameworks and servi...

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Cloud Foundry Now Supports the Rails Console

Ruby and Rails developers can now remotely access the popular rails console using the Cloud Foundry command line tool (VMC). This new feature enables inspection of the Cloud Foundry Runtime App ...

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ThemaTweets – Visualizing the French Elections Buzz on Cloud Foundry

As the platform matures, we see many cool applications being built on top of Cloud Foundry. This is the first in a series of guest blog posts by application developers explaining what their appl...

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Multi-Language, Multi-Framework, what about Multi-Cloud?

Previously, developers had to put a lot of energy into preserving choice across operating systems and minimizing hard dependencies on specific operating systems.  In the cloud era, there is a si...

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node.js and Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is a sponsor and participant in this week’s Node Summit in San Francisco, so it is a good time to recap some of our work with node.js. We’re finalizing node.js 0...

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Java Reporting Engine is Now Available on Cloud Foundry via JasperReports

The popular Java reporting engine from JasperSoft is now available as a Cloud Foundry package. With two simple commands developers can make JasperReports Server available on Cloud Foundry and bu...

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Simplified Application Deployment With Cloud Foundry “Manifest”

Posted by Alex Suraci Today, we added a new feature to Cloud Foundry command line tool (‘VMC’) that makes it easier to automate application deployments. The new feature, called ̶...

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Cloud Foundry Welcomes .NET Framework Community Contributions

This week two Seattle-based companies, Tier3 and Uhuru Software, contributed .NET Framework support to the Cloud Foundry community. Cloud Foundry was designed from the outset to support multiple...

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Cloud Foundry Ready for Spring 3.1 and Grails 2.0

The Spring and Grails engineers have been hard at work creating major updates to their frameworks: Spring 3.1 and Grails 2.0. Working closely with each team, Cloud Foundry™ is ...

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Deploy to Any Cloud Foundry Target with eXo Cloud IDE

The free eXo Cloud IDE now supports Cloud Foundry deployments including Cloudfoundry.com, Micro Cloud Foundry, and any other VMC compatible instance. It is now faster and easie...

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Now You Can Tunnel into Any Cloud Foundry Data Service

Cloud Foundry now enables developers to open a tunnel to any Cloud Foundry data service via a local port. Now you can use familiar client applications to directly analyze, manipulate, or port th...

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Cloud Foundry Welcomes Joyent as Community Lead for Node.js

Cloud Foundry has supported Node.js from day one.  Today we are delighted to announce Joyent will become the Cloud Foundry Community Lead for Node.js.  Community Leads bring deep experience and ...

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Cloud Foundry Previews New Features at SpringOne 2GX

The Cloud Foundry team has been interacting with hundreds of Spring, Groovy, and Grails developers and architects at SpringOne 2GX.  At the show we previewed and introduced several new technolog...

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Build and Extend Custom SuccessFactors Applications on Cloud Foundry

SuccessFactors has selected Cloud Foundry as the platform to empower its customers to build and extend custom applications around SuccessFactors.  A leading SaaS company that provides business e...

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Micro Cloud Foundry™ — Now With PostgreSQL and RabbitMQ

We just released an update for Micro Cloud Foundry with PostgreSQL and RabbitMQ.  Micro Cloud Foundryis a complete version of Cloud Foundry that runs in a virtual machine on a ...

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Using Chef to Customize Multi-Node Cloud Foundry Deployments

A key aspect of Cloud Foundry open PaaS is the ability to run everywhere using open-source tools that developers and operations can review and modify to suit their needs.  Toda...

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Rapid Cloud Foundry Deployments with Maven

Apache Maven is a very popular choice in the Java community for building and deploying applications. Today, we announce the release of the Cloud Foundry Mave...

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Working Offline with Micro Cloud Foundry

While the Micro Cloud Foundry documentation states that you can use its built-in dynamic DNS capabilities to connect to their Cloud Foundry instances from any online environment, it’s possible t...

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Cloud Foundry Adds PHP and Python Through Community

Cloud Foundry, the industry’s first open platform as a service, has been built from the first line of code to support multiple languages, multiple frameworks, multiple services...

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“We Shrunk the Cloud” – Introducing Micro Cloud Foundry for Developers

We are happy to announce the beta availability of Micro Cloud Foundry™ as a free download at http://micro.cloudfoundry.com What is in Micro Cloud Foundry?

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VMC Everywhere

When we launched Cloud Foundry, we wanted to change the rules of PaaS portability in the cloud . Until then using a PaaS meant being bound tightly to a single provider, often r...

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RabbitMQ + Cloud Foundry: Cloud Messaging that Just Works

Cloud Foundry™ is the industry’s first open platform as a service. Providing a choice of developer frameworks, application services and deployment clouds, Cloud Foundry simplifies application de...

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VMware Cloud Application Platform at VMworld 2011 – US

VMworld attendees, come learn about the best platform for running application on vSphere infrastructure.  We have over 20 sessions, labs and panels where you can learn about PaaS, BigData/NoSQL,...

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Cool Apps on Cloud Foundry – Revisited

It has been a while since our last look at interesting applications people have built on Cloud Foundry,so we thought we’d share a few more.  Developers are using Cloud Foundry to experiment with...

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Hyperic Brings Application Monitoring to Cloud Foundry

Today the vFabric Hyperic team just announced plug-in support for CloudFoundry. Hyperic is an application monitoring solution for web applications. What does this mean...

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The MongoDB NoSQL Database Blog: Getting started with VMware CloudFoundry, MongoDB and Node.js

The MongoDB NoSQL Database Blog: Getting started with VMware CloudFoundry, MongoDB and Node.js mongodb: Don’t forget to register for the upcoming June 22 Node.js Panel Discussi...

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Cloud Foundry: Now Supporting Scala

Cloud Foundry, the open platform as a service, supports multiple frameworks, multiple application services and multiple clouds. Cloud Foundry already supports multiple frameworks includin...

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A Few of Our Favorite Cloud Foundry Apps

Since Cloud Foundry’s launch six weeks ago, there have been thousands of applications deployed on CloudFoundry.com .  We have seen many remarkable applications and are always looking for more to...

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Cloud Foundry for Ruby Developers: A Tutorial

We spent this week at RailsConf Baltimore, Maryland. It was great to see hundreds of Ruby and Rails developers excited about the open PaaS vision of Cloud Foundry. We got tons of questions and g...

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How Cloud Foundry Works When a New Application is Deployed

Previously in this blog post, we covered how the client side does a vmc push to deploy an application onto the Cloud Foundry.com service.  In this post we are going to look at how things work fr...

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The Cloud Foundry Community

The reaction to Cloud Foundry from the developer community since it was launched three weeks ago has been incredible. An open Platform-as-a-Service that offers a choice of development frameworks...

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What Happens When You vmc push an Application to Cloud Foundry

This post covers the Cloud Foundry vmc CLI interface and how it interacts with Cloud Foundry.  There will be another post covering what Cloud Foundry does on the back-end when clients (such as v...

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Cloud Foundry Open PaaS Deep Dive

by Ezra Zygmuntowicz (aka @ezmobius) You are probably wondering about how Cloud Foundry actually works, hopefully these details will clear things up for you about how Cloud Foundry the OS...

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Cloud Foundry – A Developer’s Perspective Presentation

Cloud Foundry – A Developer’s Perspective Presentation Cloud Foundry – A Developer’s Perspective a presentation give by the Cloud Foundry Team at the Silicon Valley Clou...

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Explaining The Magic Triangle

Understanding what Cloud Foundry is all about : CHOICE Being an Open Platform as a Service...

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Hello World

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry blog.  You can read more about the scope of Cloud Foundry, the industry’s first open platform as a service here and here. Simply put, our goal is to remove th...

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Two of the Super Coders Behind Cloud Foundry

Derek Collison and Mark Lucovsky Read more ...