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PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY
EMC IT: Using Pivotal Cloud Foundry to Streamline Product Licensing

EMC faced a challenge within their license management group, which covers a very large product portfolio. It needed to be able to support a global operation at a much faster pace to support the business. After the team became familiar with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, it was able to see how it would help provide a cloud-native platform for full application lifecycle management as well as a runtime for microservices. Since deploying, deployment times have been drastically reduced. Some apps that took months to deploy now take minutes.

DATA SCIENCE
Making Or Saving Money With Big Data

Based on a listener suggestion, this week host Simon Elisha discusses examples of some of the data science Pivotal Labs performs for customers. Sticking to more common, and universally understandable examples, this week's podcast covers two use cases in retail and how they either make money or save money.

PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY
New Cloud Foundry Service Broker Updates

Members of the Cloud Foundry Services APIs team discussed the platform’s Service Broker architecture and its new features during a talk at the Cloud Foundry Summit 2015. Pivotal’s David Sabeti and IBM’s Michael Maximilien reviewed the ways in which Cloud Foundry’s broker model enables a variety of integrated services, and how new features such as async provisions, service broker keys, and exchangeable parameters address current limitations.

BIG DATA
Pivotal Big Data Suite Sets Purdue University Students Up For Success

Purdue University has become a leader in using data and data science to help students increase student success rates, flag issues, and improve teacher effectiveness. With the help of Pivotal Big Data Suite, data mining techniques, and predictive analytics, the University can give students and teachers an early warning system in situations where students might have challenges.

BIG DATA
Build Newsletter: 100+ Links, the Latest Pivotal Market News—June 2015

This month’s roundup of architecture and development related news includes 100+ links. We cover quite a bit—big stories on Gartner’s Hadoop sizing, tons of container news, machine learning, open source projects and programming, the internet of all types of things, and DevOps culture shifts. These fast growth markets just keep making announcements, and we aim to keep everyone current.

BIG DATA
Benchmarking Stream Performance With Spring XD 1.2 and Apache Kafka

One of the goals for the Spring XD 1.2 release was to obtain the baseline performance metrics on a typical cluster of machines and then optimize stream performance where necessary. Spring XD is a unified, distributed, and extensible system for data ingestion, real time analytics, batch processing, and data export. Our testing drove several optimizations to increase streaming performance. The benchmarks found that a single threaded Spring XD stream can handle over 2 million (100 byte) events a second, using Apache Kafka as a transport.

BIG DATA
New Spring XD Releases And Beta Release Of Flo For Spring XD

The Spring XD engineering team has some big announcements regarding Spring XD 1.2 and 1.1.3 along with Flo for Spring XD. Focusing on developer experience and productivity, the new features cover Flo, performance optimization, new sources/processors/sinks/batches, runtime refactoring to act as native apps in Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Apache Ambari installed clusters, resiliency improvements, registry HA support, improved integration with Pivotal HAWQ, Pivotal Gemfire, Pivotal Greenplum Database, Pivotal HD, and Sqoop.

PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY
Pivotal Cloud Foundry Mobile Push Services

Today's world is inextricably linked with mobile applications. These can be smartphone based, but increasingly smartwatch based! This opens up a world of new customer interaction that revolves around the timely communication of relevant information. This could be driven by context, by location, by timeframe—a multitude of factors. How do you ensure you can provide a reliable, scalable and powerful notification service across all mobile devices with minimum effort? This week Pivotal Labs' Matt Smith is a guest on the podcast to discuss the PCF Mobile Push Service that helps with just that!

PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY
Changing the Culture at Allstate—An Interview With Matt Curry

In this episode, Andrew Clay Shafer talks with Matt Curry of Allstate. They discuss culture and change—how the insurance company has been navigating the waters of going cloud platforms and why they started in the first place. It’s a great profile of one company’s journey to become a software defined business. They also discuss how Pivotal Cloud Foundry has been helping at the structured cloud platform at the center of this enterprise transformation.

PIVOTAL LABS
Pivotal Developers Discuss Microservices and IoT at QCon

QCon is a convention for professional software developers, offering direct and frank discussions on new technologies and common challenges. Taking place June 10-12 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, QCon New York features presentations and talks on timely topics such as microservices, mobile development, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Pivotal’s Josh Long and Farhan Thawar will join the discussion, leading a presentation and day-long track at the event.