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Simplifying Data Science Workflows With Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Ian Huston and Alexander Kagoshima of Pivotal Labs delivered a presentation at the Cloud Foundry Summit 2015 demonstrating how they have used Cloud Foundry to deliver data-driven applications to clients. Data scientists synthesize a wide range of skills in their efforts to understand complex data sets and deliver insights, and Cloud Foundry enables practitioners to quickly get to work, rather than losing time setting up servers or performing operations tasks. During their talk, the pair detailed the ways that Cloud Foundry can simplify data science workflows and deliver insights to users.

Cloud Foundry Summit—Some Selections

The Cloud Foundry Summit took place in Santa Clara back in May and brought together a large group of passionate people to discuss all things Cloud Foundry. In this episode, host Simon Elisha shares the full playlist of sessions recorded from the event and highlights some of the interesting sessions that were his "pick of the bunch" and why he liked them.

Pivotal at OSCON: Microservices, IoT, Spring Cloud, Graph Analysis & More

Come join us at OSCON to see some of the world’s best and brightest in open source. Visit us at booth #306 or come see talks by Pivotal on Microservices, Spring Cloud, Graph Analysis, In-Memory Databases, Internet of Things (IoT), Spring XD, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Lattice, Apache Giraph, and Spark GraphX.

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.

Using Diego To Schedule One-Off Tasks In Cloud Foundry

One-off tasks have been difficult to incorporate into an application running on Cloud Foundry for some time. To solve this problem, Diego's design incorporates Tasks as first-class citizens. Tasks aren’t yet first-class citizens in Lattice, as the support in the ltc command line isn’t ready. This post explains how to use Diego's Receptor API for the purpose of scheduling Tasks.

The Road to Persistent Data Services on Cloud Foundry Diego

During a presentation at the Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, Pivotal’s Caleb Miles and Ted Young of Guidewire Software discussed their research into managing persistent data on Cloud Foundry. As they explained, data services traditionally have been managed outside of Cloud Foundry, increasing the complexity of service brokers and reducing the efficiency of data-driven apps. During the talk the duo proposed a new 12 factor app model for data services, demonstrating how Cloud Foundry users can access these stateful services using the CF CLI and Diego.

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.

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.

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 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!