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!)
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.
The impact of Big Data is wide-reaching and has implications for numerous sectors, from industry to health, energy to education. Recognizing this, the Obama Administration announced an initiative to encourage collaboration between key players in the space. Pivotal’s Annika Jimenez spoke this week at Data to Knowledge to Action, an event hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Networking and Information Technology R&D program
Spring continues to lead the charge in the java community, empowering modern developers “to move at the speed (and scale) of business.” It’s growing better and better and—as part of Pivotal—it’s happening even faster. This week, Spring Developer Advocate Josh Long shares an update on all the new goodies that the Spring IO framework, including exciting new projects like Spring XD, Spring Boot, WebSocket and the Reactor framework.
Pivotal One launched earlier this week and the media coverage has managed to weave together a trend in the market place that signals this as a game changer for the cloud. Similarly how virtualization changed from a server consolidation trend to a productivity model we renamed cloud computing, the cloud is changing again to not be a just a place you run your business, but a place where you build it because it helps to produce higher quality code faster, bakes in big data and makes more sophisticated use of mobile.
Today, we announce the first release of Pivotal One, a cohesive platform built from Pivotal technologies that aims to significantly accelerate how companies build, deploy, scale and manage big data and applications in the cloud. In it, we introduce 2 new offerings, Pivotal CF and Pivotal One Services. Together, these services provide the foundation for any organization to build out the kind of agile development and production IT services that previously were reserved for only internet giants. Complete with development and production services like health monitoring, automatic load-balancing, and deployment automation, the new on-demand service is designed to significantly speed up application delivery from months to days and can dynamically scale an application to hundreds of instances in seconds, allowing businesses to truly focus on their business and innovate with disruptive speed.