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, Cloud Foundry, Spring, Grails, Groovy & Hadoop. Most of the talks are run by Pivotal employees who created, lead or are contributors to these projects. These meetups are a great way for our engineers to stay connected to the communities they support and to help improve adoption and benefits of these software solutions. Upcoming events include talks on Hadoop and Spring Data in San Francisco, Palo Alto and NYC. See the full post for details on how to follow us and sign up for these events.
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 Pivotal point of view (POV) on why PaaS is a priority for business and technology leaders. Then, we round-up 10 key pieces of PaaS-related research to help support PaaS-related teams and projects. These survey-based statistics help to facilitate discussions, plans, or presentations and include line of business viewpoints on the value of PaaS.
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 problem that frequently shows up in time series analysis, which is the recognition of simple patterns of movement within a series.
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 point and signals toward the pent up demand for a developer’s renaissance—where application advances will flourish and innovation will snowball. This post answers two questions, “Why PaaS?” and “Why Now?” with some interesting insights on market forces and advancements that are powering this surge in adoption and productivity.
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 overview of how NRI Financial Solutions and Hitachi Financial Information Systems partnered to evaluate and deploy GemFire and provide a better solution than Oracle.
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 enterprise, academic research, government, and more. Here’s our picks for the top data science news of the month, from both Pivotal and the entire field.
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, and complicated system integration, Telcos by and large have been timid to tackle the opportunities of big data. This week, that is changing. Vodafone is showing mobile carriers how they built a functioning, useful app in just 3 weeks, solving privacy concerns and using ready-to-run commodity hardware and software in the process. This type of solution is set to garner them massive revenue streams, address customer satisfaction and retention issues, while maybe even lowering your phone bill at the same time.
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 development, test, documentation, and support teams, and it also provides benefits to SAS customers. They lower the time and money spent on procurement, install, configuration, and operations.
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 impress will be from Vodafone Spain. Their “Big Data, Fast Data” demo uses Pivotal technology under the hood, and will illustrate how the telco giant has solved some important issues around data privacy and, utilizing a massive stream of information from their own network, in real time, to benefit both their customers and the communities they serve.
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, IBM, HP, Rackspace, SAP, VMware and others. With over 750 individuals contributing to Cloud Foundry’s open source PaaS project, there is considerable momentum, and the advisory board is leading the community to a more open governance model.