Pivotal is committed to strong, open platforms and healthy open source communities. We contributed our code to start the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the Apache HAWQ project, the Apache Geode project, the Apache MADlib project, the Greenplum Database project, the Steeltoe project, and continue to be the primary contributor to the Spring Framework (the most popular Java application development framework for the enterprise) and other Spring-related projects.
Projects We Support
Cloud Foundry® is an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS), sponsored and led by Pivotal®, with contributions from a large ecosystem of organizations and individual developers. Cloud Foundry provides users with a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services, while increasing a user’s ability to build, test and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is released under the terms of the Apache License.
Cloud Foundry (CF) BOSH is a cloud-agnostic open source tool for release engineering, deployment, and lifecycle management of complex distributed systems. It’s designed to package, deploy, and manage infrastructure on any cloud. Though most Cloud Foundry deployments use CF BOSH, if you’re a developer, you may not have worked with CF BOSH directly. Most distributions and managed Cloud Foundry environments use CF BOSH to holistically manage the environment so that you can focus on coding and delivering business value.
Spring, sponsored by Pivotal, is the most popular and complete application development framework for enterprise Java. Spring projects provide comprehensive infrastructure support for developing Java applications. Millions of developers use the Spring Framework, Spring Boot, and Spring Cloud to build modern Web and enterprise applications. The Spring Framework is released under the terms of the Apache License 2.0.
Kubernetes® is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It groups containers that make up a system into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google®, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community. Kubernetes is released by the Linux Foundation’s Cloud Native Computing Foundation under the terms of the Apache License 2.0.
Project Reactor, sponsored by Pivotal, is a fourth-generation Reactive library for building non-blocking applications on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) based on the Reactive Streams Specification. This foundation is used by the Spring Framework in version 5.0 and above. Project Reactor is released under the terms of the Apache License, version 2.0.
The Open Service Broker API project offers developers, ISVs, and SaaS vendors a single, simple, and elegant way to deliver services to applications running within cloud-native platforms such as Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. The “Open Service Broker API” is an API specification hosted by the Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF).
Knative (pronounced “kay-nay-tiv”) is collection of components that provides the missing building blocks that developers need to create modern, source-centric, container-based cloud-native applications. The project helps cloud service providers and enterprise platform operators deliver a serverless experience to their developers running Function as a Service (FaaS), PaaS, and Container as a Service (CaaS) workloads using Kubernetes and Istio.
Apache Geode is a data management platform that provides real-time, consistent access to data-intensive applications throughout widely distributed cloud architectures. Geode pools memory (along with CPU, network and optionally local disk) across multiple processes to manage application objects and behavior.
The Greenplum Database project, sponsored by Pivotal, is an advanced, fully featured data warehouse. It provides powerful and rapid analytics on petabyte scale data volumes. Uniquely geared toward big data analytics, Greenplum Database is powered by the world’s most advanced cost-based query optimizer delivering high analytical query performance on large data volumes.
RabbitMQ, sponsored by Pivotal, is a complete and highly-reliable enterprise messaging system, based on the AMQP standard. RabbitMQ is easy to use, runs on all major operating systems, and supports a huge number of developer platforms. It is both open source and commercially supported. Released under the terms of the Mozilla Public License 1.1, RabbitMQ is the most popular AMQP implementation on the planet.
Concourse is a continuous integration/continuous delivery tool developed by Pivotal for use with Cloud Foundry. Concourse can be used to automatically update and patch software, and can be used to test code commits before and after deployment. Sponsored by Pivotal, Concourse was recently named one of the 10 top open source tools of 2018.
Steeltoe is an open source project and is now a part of the .NET Foundation enabling .NET developers to implement industry standard best practices when building resilient microservices for the cloud. The Steeltoe client libraries enable .NET Core and .NET Framework apps to easily leverage Netflix Eureka, Hystrix, Spring Cloud Config Server, and Cloud Foundry services.
Apache HAWQ is an advanced, elastic SQL query engine that combines exceptional MPP-based analytics performance and robust ANSI SQL compliance. Quickly unlock insights and drive business transformation, natively, from Hadoop data using familiar SQL semantics. HAWQ, together with the integrated Apache MADlib project for scalable in-database analytics with its data-parallel implementations of mathematical, statistical, graph and machine learning methods for structured and unstructured data, enables companies to swiftly iterate deep, predictive analytics on datasets of virtually any size - from small to enormous.
Apache MADlib is an open source library for scalable in-database analytics. It provides data-parallel implementations of mathematical, statistical and machine learning methods on both Greenplum Database and Apache HAWQ. MADlib uses the MPP architecture’s full compute power to process very large data sets. MADlib algorithms are invoked from a familiar SQL interface so they are easy to use.
Spinnaker is a battle-tested, open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity, stability and confidence. It was originally developed by Netflix and, together with Google, Spinnaker was open sourced. It now has a vibrant and growing community with Pivotal as a top-three contributor to the project. With Spinnaker, you get safe, zero-downtime deployments and rollbacks that enable you to scale across the enterprise. You also get an up-to-date, multi-runtime microservices inventory that enables extensive visibility and management capabilities.
PostgreSQL, often simply Postgres, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with an emphasis on extensibility and standards compliance. It can handle workloads ranging from small single-machine applications to large Internet-facing applications (or for data warehousing) with many concurrent users; on macOS Server, PostgreSQL is the default database; and it is also available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (supplied in most distributions).
AdoptOpenJDK uses infrastructure, build and test scripts to produce prebuilt binaries for OpenJDK™ with a choice of either the OpenJDK HotSpot or Eclipse OpenJ9 VMs. All AdoptOpenJDK binaries and scripts are open-source licensed and available for free. Pivotal is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of AdoptOpenJDK.
Buildpacks are pluggable, modular tools that translate source code into OCI images. Buildpacks provide a higher-level abstraction for building apps compared to Dockerfiles. The Cloud Native Buildpacks project was initiated by Pivotal and Heroku in January 2018 and joined the Cloud Native Sandbox in October 2018. The project aims to unify the buildpack ecosystems with a platform-to-buildpack contract that is well-defined and that incorporates learnings from maintaining production-grade buildpacks for years at both Pivotal and Heroku.
ODPi is a nonprofit organization committed to simplification & standardization of the big data marketplace. It provides a framework for vendors of Apache Hadoop distributions, their ISV partners, and their end user customers to collaboratively develop reference specifications covering multiple technologies related to Hadoop. This allows for portability of applications developed for Hadoop across multiple vendors distributions, helping unite the ecosystem for the benefit of end users.
Apache Tomcat is a popular open source application server that implements the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications (including those written in Spring) across a diverse range of industries and organizations. It is released under the terms of the Apache License 2.0.
Apache HTTP Server is the most popular web server on the Internet. Powering over 100 million websites, it is one of the oldest open source projects in use today. Apache HTTP Server provides functionality around authentication, security and content delivery. It is released under the terms of the Apache License 2.0.
Pivotal is an Eclipse solutions member of the Eclipse Foundation, a not-for-profit, member-supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at http://www.eclipse.org. Pivotal participates in several projects at Eclipse, including JDT Core, AJDT, AspectJ, Orion and Flux.
Robolectric is a unit test framework for Android that runs tests directly in the JVM without booting the Android emulator. This saves on app development time and makes it simple to test drive an application at every stage of development.
Sprout is a repeatable, documented, decomposable, shareable set of configuration scripts for development workstations. Based on Opscode’s Chef, Sprout automates standardization of workstations configuration. It can install development tools and applications, enabling development teams to create business value more quickly.
Girls Who Code
Pivotal is an annual sponsor of a summer immersion program for Girls Who Code (GWC), the organization aiming to close the gender gap in technology. By sponsoring their Bay Area program and meetups around the U.S., Pivotal wants to help GWC build the pipeline of talented female engineers.
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