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Helping to Overcome Poverty with Technology at Tenderloin Creative Labs

Pivotal employees recently volunteered to work with the San Francisco City Academy as a way to give back via Pivotal Serve Days. The group spent a morning in one of city’s most notorious neighborhoods, the Tenderloin, where a school has popped up to make a difference. Our fellow employees helped to install and deliver computers so that the students can have access to additional educational resources, something that truly excited the students and made our employees grateful.

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POINT OF VIEW
Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: Pivotal Labs

Last week, Pivotal’s managing editor of the blog, Stacey Schneider, spent the week at three major events expecting to talk mostly about data. While data was a key theme, the real struggle for customers centered around transforming aged enterprise businesses into technology companies to compete in today’s tech savvy world. In looking at the dichotomy between the companies that are being successful on their journey to transformation and those who are struggling, a common theme emerged: Pivotal Labs is the secret weapon. This post explains why.

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DATA SCIENCE
This Month in Data Science: January 2015

As thought leaders, practitioners, and journalists looked forward to the year ahead in January, they identified a number of long-running trends that will become increasingly important in 2015: the increased demand for data scientists and relative lack of skilled practitioners, the continued growth of open source tools, and the value of automation in light of ever-growing data lakes. Here’s our roundup of the top data science news of the month, both from Pivotal and beyond.

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BIG DATA
Pivotal People—Gavin Sherry on Engineering PostgreSQL, Greenplum, HAWQ and More

In this post, we do a Q&A session with Pivotal's vice president of engineering for data, Gavin Sherry. Gavin has played a major role in developing a number of well-known data-centric products, including significant contributions to PostgreSQL. Before big data was common, he joined Greenplum to help build the massively parallel processing engine for analyzing petabytes of data. At Pivotal, he helped lead the development of HAWQ, creating a new era of data platforms with SQL on Hadoop. In this interview, he shares his history as well as his views on where the market is heading and how his products are being used to help companies become more data driven.

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DATA SCIENCE
Pivotal’s Top Predictions for Data Science and Big Data in 2015

Based on the thoughts of our top Pivotal data scientists and big data thought leaders, this post offers a view into our top predictions of what will happen in the data science and big data space in 2015. With an incredibly dynamic and fast-paced market, the year is sure to experience tons of innovation and market maturation that will yield exciting examples of just how significantly expertly built algorithms can benefit businesses.

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BIG DATA
Pivotal’s Top 6 Predictions for the Developer in 2015

The big data and cloud platform thought leaders of Pivotal expect 2015 to be a transformative year, with companies showcasing the benefits of open source, automation and data-driven analytics as the key to real competitive advantage. Last year a significant amount of groundwork was laid to evolve developers productivity with tooling advances, and this year those liberated from legacy development models will shine by creating new futuristic apps that tie mobile and the internet of things into a data-driven, learning experience that will create unparalleled user experiences and separate themselves from the competition.

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POINT OF VIEW
Mobile Technology Leaders Including Facebook, Google, and Twitter Converge At M1 Summit

Pivotal now has what may be the world’s largest agile development team, building web and mobile apps, many of which you likely use every day. Our customers look to us to help them solve the next big challenges in mobile. With the pressure in the mobile space rising, we decided to partner with Eniac Ventures to sponsor and co-host their second M1 (Mobile-First) Summit, where the luminaries in the Pivotal network of customers, investors and technology partners could share with other mobile technologists the most important challenges and solutions in today's mobile space.

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BIG DATA
Big Data Suite Gets Big Props From Customers, Partners

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.

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CLOUD FOUNDRY
Pivotal People—Onsi Fakhouri, The Science of Diego

Award-winning Berkley astronomer, Onsi Fakhouri, has brought years of experience from working with Pivotal Labs and is currently leading the re-imagination and re-engineering of elastic runtime architectures on Cloud Foundry. This post covers Fakhouri’s background, Go (open source programming language) refactoring, Cloud Foundry Dojos, challenges of distributed systems, and more.

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POINT OF VIEW
Experience NO LIMITS: Join Pivotal at VMware VMworld US 2014

This weekend Pivotal will join forces with VMware and our collective customers at VMworld 2014. Pivotal will lead six sessions covering various uses and areas of Cloud Foundry and Pivotal CF. Attendees will also be the first to get a preview of the new Pivotal CF Mobile Services which will accelerate how companies can develop mobile applications, by offering critical services for things like push notifications, API gateways and data sync that are built into the platform. Additionally, you can find Pivotal experts demoing Pivotal products such as the Pivotal Big Data Suite and Pivotal CF in booth #941, located towards the center by the VMware booths.

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