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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.
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.
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 video streaming service uses Redis to solve interesting data challenges as they scale to billions of records and thousands of queries per second.
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 the Spring Community and his views on how Spring works with Cloud Foundry, Pivotal One, big data, and real-time solutions as well as open source projects like RabbitMQ and Redis.
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 website, performance was a key requirement when selecting a new solution to replace their homegrown legacy session management application. In this case study, we share a competitive comparison of JVM usage and storage requirements that showed GemFire to have almost half the footprint in the data center as compared to the competition.
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 318x—a place where days of query times turn into minutes. In this post, we cover the background on this company’s goals for using MapReduce and SQL in enterprise retail analytics, how MADlib is used with HDFS, and how HAWQ improved opex, capex, and productivity.
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 cluster. In this post, we explore the Pinterest use cases for Redis, why a cache is insufficient, and how the Redis architecture and operations work.
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 Santa Clara, CA. Pivotal, IBM, GE, VMware, AppFog/Savvis, NTT, Tier 3, ThingWorx, Wipro, Anchora, Rakuten, Cloud Elements, Intel, AnyNines, and others will be speaking.
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 Engineering, responsibilities with developer advocacy, his journey to Pivotal, and more. Be sure to check out Andy speaking at SpringOneG2X Santa Clara, CA (September 9-12). He will be presenting “Building Spring Applications on Cloud Foundry.”