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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



Strata + Hadoop World 2014, NEW YORK, October 16, 2014 – Pivotal®, the company at the intersection of big data, PaaS and agile development, today announced that leading enterprises across industries and partners in a growing ecosystem, are investing in Pivotal Big Data Suite for next generation data management. With its broad SQL, NoSQL, analytics capabilities and a unique pricing model, companies large and small are adopting Pivotal Big Data Suite and in the process are helping their companies capitalize on the opportunities brought forth in the new data management economy.

Launched earlier this year, Pivotal Big Data Suite is one of the most comprehensive toolsets of industry-leading big data technologies. It meets the complex data management needs of modern businesses, including lightning-fast MPP and analytics, a free, unlimited and fully-supported Apache™ Hadoop® solution, the leading query tool and in-memory, real-time data capabilities to manage and scale the structured and unstructured data that their activities generate.

With comprehensive access to the Pivotal Greenplum® Database, Pivotal GemFire®, Pivotal GemFire XD, Pivotal HAWQ® and Pivotal HD through a unique, flexible subscription model, Pivotal Big Data Suite lets customers shift their data investment from one capability to another without the additional license costs associated with many single data technology investments. Customers pay only for what they use, giving them the flexibility to store their different kinds of data, analyze it and build next generation apps.

"Pivotal Big Data Suite is built with the broadest data use cases in mind,"
said Gavin Sherry, senior director of R&D at Pivotal. "It is designed to accommodate and drive the emergence of data architectures that give enterprises new ways to leverage massive data loads, with a pricing model suited for this new kind of data management. Pivotal has partnered with the likes of Capgemini, EMC, GE and VMware not only to leverage Pivotal Big Data Suite, but to stand up the business data lakes that will power the future of data management."

Customers and partners are testifying to how Pivotal Big Data Suite is transforming the economics of big data.

Customer Quotes

Rodrigo Barnes, CTO, Aridhia

"At Aridhia, we're using Pivotal technology to underpin AnalytiXagility, our next generation cloud based collaborative data safe haven. A healthcare and research data safe haven needs to facilitate collaborative analytics on many linked data sets including, phenotype, genotype, imaging and sensor data for example. Pivotal's approach to an integrated data fabric where Hadoop, SQL and subsequently in-memory data can all be managed within the same platform has helped Aridhia accelerate the deployment of AnalytiXagility. The analytic use cases we are deploying range from rare disease research, industrialising of the sequencing pipeline, development of risk stratification applications for use at the bedside to city wide health data challenge days."

Sylvain LeBorgne, EVP Data Platforms, Havas Media Group

"Pivotal really has changed the economics of big data with their Pivotal Big Data Suite. As we move to combine all the data generated by our activity and to leverage advanced analytics in real time, there's no better way to do that than through the flexibility and choice provided by Pivotal’s Big Data Suite."

Joe Rostock, Chief Technology Officer, Inovalon

"Pivotal has advanced the effectiveness of foundational big data technologies, such as Hadoop, by addressing existing business processes and data management challenges. As we develop our next generation of strategic solutions, Pivotal's toolset enables an important balance of scale and economics."

Ed Hyde, CEO, Qrious

"Qrious, a division of Spark, formerly Telecom New Zealand Ltd, is driving forward a new business model allowing companies to better leverage data, turning insights into action and unlock a projected $15 billion of new economic opportunity in New Zealand. Pivotal provides a comprehensive suite of products and services that allows us to offer a world class data, analytics and applications platform. For us, Pivotal's differentiator was that it could meet the vast majority of our use cases with its product set."

Partner Quotes

Steve Jones, Director of Strategy for Big Data, Capgemini

"Pivotal has really disrupted the commercial license model. By switching to a subscription model we are now able to leverage commercial software using the sort of pricing approach normally associated only with open source technologies. This is dramatically reducing the costs to businesses. This is why we chose Pivotal Big Data Suite licensing when creating our own Pivotal on-demand environment for customers as it means we can be flexible with the technologies used and adapt as our customers needs change."

Ben Werther, CEO and Founder, Platfora

"Pivotal Big Data Suite gives companies unlimited use of Hadoop and accelerates the industry transition away from silos towards enterprise-scale data lakes. The unique capabilities in Pivotal Big Data Suite complement perfectly Platfora's Hadoop-native end-to-end architecture that massively accelerate time-to-value from raw data for everyday business analysts."

Ben Sharma, Principal, Zaloni

"The simplified pricing model and flexibility built into the Pivotal Big Data Suite is a great benefit to data users in an enterprise. Our Zaloni Bedrock data management platform works hand-in-hand with Pivotal HD by significantly reducing the time spent and costs associated with data management and data preparation removing one of the most common barriers to realizing business value from a Hadoop Data Lake."

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About Pivotal

Pivotal’s Cloud-Native platform drives software innovation for many of the world’s most admired brands. With millions of developers in communities around the world, Pivotal technology touches billions of users every day. After shaping the software development culture of Silicon Valley's most valuable companies for over a decade, today Pivotal leads a global technology movement transforming how the world builds software.


Michael Lee
Media Relations

Rita Manachi
Analyst Relations

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