Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing in the Era of Big Data

featured-NLP1 At Pivotal, we see data science as one of the top ways technology can transform companies in today’s world. In this post, we outline the importance of two, related capabilities—natural language processing and text analytics. Then, we drill into a list of use cases where these computing methods apply and explain several in financial services, insurance, and legal industries.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Bylaws and Related Documents Now Available to the Public on cloudfoundry.org

featured-CF-bylaws Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation achieves an important milestone toward the transition to a formal Foundation operating model later this year. Namely, we are releasing the Cloud Foundry Foundation bylaws and related documents for public review. The community is invited to join the upcoming Community Advisory Board call on October 29th, where members of the team that helped create these documents will be answering questions and listening to community concerns.

How to Continuously Deploy Code with CloudBees Jenkins for Pivotal CF

featured-jenkins-blue Pivotal CF customers can now download and install Jenkins Enterprise by Cloudbees with Pivotal Ops Manager, providing easy configuration with a fully integrated user experience. Last month, we launched a partnership with CloudBees, the company behind the popular open source Jenkins Continuous Integration tool chain. Available today, Jenkins Enterprise can now be downloaded and installed with Pivotal Ops Manager, making for an easy, fully integrated developer experience. This post provides background and walks through the steps to get things running.

All Things Pivotal Episode #3 – Comparing Big vs Fast Data

featured-pivotal-podcast In this week's episode, Simon discusses Big vs Fast data and how you might use it, the components involved and some important considerations.

GemFire XD’s New Open Source Download: Browser-based Schema Management

featured-GemFireXD-brush A new open source, browser-based administration and development tool is now freely available for Pivotal GemFire XD, the in-memory, real-time data grid. In this post, Senior System Engineer, Pas Apicella, explains GemFire XD and how the web interface can be installed and used.

Big Data Suite Gets Big Props From Customers, Partners

featured-BDS-raves Just over 6 months after launching Pivotal Big Data Suite (BDS), Pivotal customers and partners are rallying significant endorsements for how the new consumption model for Pivotal big data products is working for them. As one of the fastest growing new product offerings in the Pivotal portfolio, this is a ringing endorsement that the technology maturity as well as the consumption model is hitting the sweet spot for customers and partners alike. Check out what customers and partners have to say about using Big Data Suite so far.

Announcing the New Version of GemFire XD and SQLFire: Pivotal GemFire XD 1.3

featured-GemFireXD-brush The newest versions of SQLFire and GemFire XD are one and the same: Pivotal GemFire XD version 1.3. What were previously two separate products are now merged, so current licensees of either product are entitled to upgrade to the new version. Users of prior versions of GemFire XD will see a relatively small delta from the solution they are currently running, while SQLFire customers will find a significant improvement with some major new capabilities.

Why MPP-based Analytical Databases Are Still Key For Enterprises

featured-MPP-DB Over the past five years, we have seen the Hadoop ecosystem grow at an escalating pace. This week’s Strata and Hadoop World conference in New York is a testament to the level of interest this evolution has created among enterprises looking to expand their data analytic capabilities. So this is the right time to take a step back and think about what business problems we are trying to solve and how the various solutions in the market align with business objectives: the business problems and use-cases; cost and performance goals; as well as policy, maturity and regulatory needs. This post explores the trade-offs between these business objectives, and provides some guidance for how to navigate these technology decisions in today's modern big data landscape.

Pivotal Greenplum Database 4.3.3 Adds Delta Compression

featured-greenplum The latest release of Pivotal Greenplum Database, version 4.3.3, adds a number of notable updates, including Delta Compression. This exciting update adds an additional way to compress data in a column to save space. Internal tests and customer data have demonstrated well over 100x compression on 10G worth of TIME values from a dataset.

All Things Pivotal Episode #2 – Why Customers Want To Use Pivotal CF

featured-pivotal-podcast In this week's episode, Simon shares insights on why organisations want to use Platform-as-a-Service, and a more detailed tour of Pivotal CF and its components. This includes some of the high level ideas behind the platform, why it is built the way it is–and looking “under the covers” as to the major components that make up the platform.