Pivotal Cloud Foundry is getting rapid application development (RAD) capabilities thanks to a partnership with Mendix. The companies have struck a partnership in which Mendix's no-code RAD capabilities are available on Pivotal's platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
There are several metaphors that can be used to describe DevOps, but the one that's going to stick in my head for a long time comes from Adam Jacob's ChefConf keynote speech--kung fu.
Pivotal is expanding Cloud Foundry's hybrid cloud capabilities to Amazon Web Services. Today, the company introduced scalable virtual appliance support for AWS, as well as the ability to get Cloud Foundry as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) from the AWS Marketplace.
Benjamin Black, an engineer credited with the conceiving of Amazon Web Services, is now at work at Pivotal on a new platform service that will cater specifically to Internet of Things applications.
A new big data alliance has formed around developing products based on a common core of key components in Hadoop that members are calling the Open Data Platform Initiative.
Pivotal is no stranger to open source, but the company has kept back a few pieces of its product suite from the rest of the development community.
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The New York Times today profiled Cisco CEO John Chambers' new strategy for big data and in the process, put a fine point on the most important question for the big data market, one being answered with four different approaches by some of the biggest names in networking and computing: "The question could ultimately be whether the center of the system is in the data, as EMC thinks, or in H.P.'s servers, IBM's software, or Cisco's network."
EMC used the occasion of its own customer conference, EMC World 2013, this week for several purposes, one of which was to continue to explain the market position and benefits of it recent spinoff: Pivotal.
HP has created a new business unit to focus exclusively on the converged infrastructure opportunity presented by big data.