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Build Newsletter: OSCON, IoT, Cloud Native, & Data—August 2015

This month, the big news for app developers and architects spans across open source, digital transformation, big data, in-memory data platforms, machine learning, data science, programming language popularity, developer salaries, the world of Cloud Native, and how hackers killed a car on the highway. There is so much good stuff in here, starting off with a roundup of OSCON 2015—the predominant open source conference. Upcoming events are listed too!

Our Top 10 Quotes From OSCON 2015

Last week’s annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland was a hotbed of discussion on cloud-native application development, engineering culture and open software collaboration. Topics ranged from technical innovations in container orchestration and microservices, to the economic and cultural changes behind recent record growth in open-source collaboration among organizations. Check out our 10 favorite quotes from the event.

Ambitious Apps at Amazing Scale: Submit to the Apache Geode Hackathon

It’s not too late to create a submission for the Ambitious Apps at Amazing Scale Hackathon for Apache Geode, the open source version of Pivotal GemFire. Apache Geode, which powers some of the world’s most demanding applications, was recently accepted by The Apache Software Foundation as an incubating project. To celebrate this adoption by the Apache Software Foundation, Pivotal Software is challenging developers to learn more about its capabilities. Participants in the Apache Geode hackathon have a chance to win over $1500 in prizes.

Another Open Source Project From Pivotal: Introducing Outsourcer

Pivotal Advisory Data Engineer, Jon Roberts, saw a need for better data loading when he started working with Pivotal Greenplum Database about 8 years ago. With the go-ahead from Pivotal, he created an Open Source Project called Outsourcer to automate loading data from numerous MS SQL and Oracle databases at once, source from 1000s of tables on a daily basis, avoid creating files, and deal with formatting errors. In this post, Jon explains how Outsourcer works, the key features, and the way it can scales to perform, making networks and source databases the bottlenecks.

UC Berkeley’s AMPLab Drives Big Data Innovation

The massive influx of data, and role of technologies such as Apache Hadoop®, is well-established among enterprises, industries, and government institutions. But ever-increasing amounts of data and new use cases present new challenges and a need for faster and more malleable technologies. UC Berkeley’s AMPLab brings together academics and businesses to engage in dialogue and collaboration to develop the next generation of big data technologies. Pivotal is a sponsor of AMPLab, supporting UC Berkeley’s effort to connect the brightest minds who are innovating within the big data and data science sphere.

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.

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.

Apache Geode Update

It’s been a few months since Project Geode, the open source core of Pivotal Gemfire, was announced. Since then, the Apache Software Foundation accepted Pivotal’s proposal to incubate Geode as a collaborative development project, and we’ve successfully moved all the project interaction onto the Apache infrastructure.

Pivotal’s Big Data Story—SiliconANGLE theCube Interview

Recently, Pivotal’s Michael Cucchi participated in an interview with two of the hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s video channel. This post provides a high-level summary of the interview, provides a link to the video, and elaborates on some of Cucchi’s key points.

Pivotal and Mirantis Partner To Deliver Pivotal Cloud Foundry On Mirantis OpenStack

Today, the leading contributors to the OpenStack and Cloud Foundry open source cloud infrastructure projects, Mirantis and Pivotal, are joining forces to put Cloud Foundry PaaS on OpenStack IaaS. Enterprises globally are experiencing upheaval driven by software-powered upstarts. Through this partnership, the two companies are combining their technical expertise and business credibility to create the rock-solid cloud infrastructure that enterprises can rely upon to navigate change, defend their market position, capture new opportunities and build their next generation of services.