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 Pivotal GemFire. In this article, we cover the key advantages and experiences he has had with both products, including the financial benefits of tc Server. Then, the dialogue shifts to the future—where are architectures changing, what is driving the change, and how some of Pivotal’s newer products fit in the customer landscape.
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 transport program meta-data from four legacy radio and television systems to their new website for online media viewing. Wiig also covers NRK’s needs for a simple, flexible messaging architecture that could help improve operations and adapt to future development needs.
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. In his role, he interfaces with Cloud Foundry partners, customers, and product engineers to help improve the product. Matt has been a speaker at No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) events and authored articles for GroovyMag, DZone, and NFJS Magazine.
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 programming to improve productivity. This hits software development companies right where it hurts, as the trend to be successful in recruiting top talent is shifting from workaholics to delivery. In this article, our Pivots share a 21 point list on how this focus on productivity helps them to code better, learn faster, be proud of their work and still get home at a reasonable hour every day—and ultimately makes them happier at their jobs.
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 India that will scale to 500 dedicated Pivotal experts by 2015, with access to over 8,000 information management practitioners and 6,000 java developers. By all measures, this is a serious investment from IT leaders. The reason? To address pent up demand for big data deployments using the concept of a data lake, which is also explained alongside an infographic in this post.
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. Second, the latest release of Redis, version 2.8.0 has just been marked as the latest stable branch of Redis. It includes complete rewrites of the Sentinel management system and CONFIG module, as well as additional improvements and bug fixes.
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 may have died from Avian Flu and the state engaged a number of agencies to control the contagion. This is a story on how they used big data to discover a big surprise. (Spoiler alert: It’s not avian flu!)