Topic: pivotal

NoSQL: It really is all in the name

For most of the 1990s, databases were the most boring tool in the shed. The rise of the Web over the aughts changed the demands placed on databases, but did not meaningfully change the form of the data stores we so know and love in our day-to-day application work. The constraints placed on applications to … continue reading

Pivotal announces first version of Pivotal HD, based on Open Data Platform

Pivotal has announced a revamped Big Data suite, featuring a new version of its Greenplum analytics database, along with the first version of its Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution aligned with the Open Data Platform core. At the EMC World conference in Las Vegas, the company rolled out its new release of Pivotal HD, which updates … continue reading

MapR declines Open Data Platform invitation

Hadoop distribution provider MapR announced it has declined its invitation to participate in the Open Data Platform (ODP). In a blog post MapR laid out its main criticisms of ODP, including calling it redundant with Apache Software Foundation governance, purporting that its core standard is poorly defined and “vendor-biased,” and that the platform is “solving … continue reading

Strata highlights mature Hadoop ecosystem

Just a decade ago, the idea of the United States government being a Big Data warehouse for the public was silly. Today, however, the country has a chief data scientist for the first time in its history, and he showed up in Silicon Valley today to talk Big Data with the attendees of Strata. A … continue reading

Pivotal pivots to open source

In a move that begins to reposition the company alongside HP, Oracle and other full-stack enterprise software suite vendors, Pivotal today made several announcements around its Big Data offerings. Chief among these was the Pivotal Big Data Suite, which comprises Pivotal’s Big Data tools, all available under a single license. Not only is this suite … continue reading

Taking Big Data to the street in 2014

This was the last year in which Big Data was an off-the-street term. As the year ended, Hortonworks was preparing to go public, with Cloudera preparing for the same outcome. Big Data will officially transition into being a big business this year. Thus, 2014 was the year when pilot projects went into production, or when … continue reading

Eclipse and Codenvy push for Web-based Java IDE

The Eclipse Foundation envisions a future where software is written within a browser. While the Eclipse Orion project has already produced a Web-based IDE for JavaScript, HTML and CSS, today the Eclipse Foundation announced the Eclipse Cloud Development project, an effort to bring even more of the software development tool chain into the browser. The … continue reading

CloudBees drops its enterprise PaaS

CloudBees (the Java PaaS company) is no more. It has now become an enterprise Jenkins company. Until now defined as a Java PaaS for mobile and Web deployment and delivery, CloudBees announced it’s shuttering its Run@cloud offering for enterprise Java developers. The company will transition completely to Continuous Delivery with a focus on Jenkins, the … continue reading

Pivotal launches integrated Java Web stack

Pivotal Software has combined several of its commercial products and open-source technologies into the Pivotal App Suite, a lightweight Java Web stack alternative to Java Enterprise Edition (JEE). The middleware platform combines open-source technologies, including its customized version of the Spring IO application framework, the Groovy and Ruby on Rails programming languages, and the Redis … continue reading

Hadoop is now a general-purpose platform

Skepticism is giving way once developers see what the latest version of Hadoop can do … continue reading

Pivotal puts an enterprise PaaS in new offering

VMware spinoff is working on simple packaged versions of complex enterprise development environments … continue reading

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