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Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom has worked for almost 20 years in the tech industry and has been a key contributor to the Pivotal and vFabric Blogs for 3 years. He first started working on "cloud-based apps" in 1998 when he led the development and launch of WebMD 1.0’s B2C and B2B apps. He then spent several years in product marketing for a J2EE-based PaaS/SaaS start-up. Afterwards, he worked for Siebel as a consultant on large CRM engagements, launched their online community, and ran marketing operations. At Oracle, he led the worldwide implementation of Siebel CRM before spending some time at a Youtube competitor in Silicon Valley and working as a product marketer for Unica's SaaS-based marketing automation suite. "Back in the day," he graduated from Georgia Tech with high honors and an undergraduate thesis in human computer interaction. Beyond technology, he loves behavior, design, entrepreneurship, music, art, cooking, outdoors, a decent silver tequila, and his wife, daughter, dog, and cat. Contact @adambloom or

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How WellCare Accelerated Big Data Delivery To Improve Analytics

In the healthcare industry, big data management is becoming more and more of a high priority. This webinar is presented by executives from Pivotal, Attunity, and WellCare, a joint customer. In it, there are a number of industry data points shared—covering reporting at scale, using real-time data, where Apache Hadoop™ and massively parallel SQL on Hadoop systems fit, and more. WellCare also shares the story of their journey to improve mission-critical query times from 30 to seven days.

See you at Techweek LA—Lean Start-ups, UX, & Digital Transformation

Four of our most respected executives will be joining the collective brain-trust next week at Techweek LA. They will be sharing insights on topics like software transformation, lean start-ups, and user experience design as well as participating in the panel at the screening of Code Documentary: Debugging the Gender Gap. Please join us, along with leaders from Pandora, IBM, Techstars, Core Innovation Capital, ZestFinance, and BandPage—let's talk about what the digital future looks like.

Find Pivotal at Strata + Hadoop 2015, NYC

Strata + Hadoop world NYC is just around the corner. As a long time sponsor, we are looking forward to this event and networking with folks across the community. In this post, you can find out how to connect with us—booth demos, presentations, networking events, meetups, customer dinners, and more. And we have some big news is coming. So stay tuned!

Christian Tzolov on Open Source Engineering, the ODP and Pivotal

Christian Tzolov has worked on some really amazing projects in his life—artificial intelligence, data science, and big data to name a few. As a big data and Apache Hadoop® specialist on our Field Engineering team, he spends a lot of time working on open source projects and helping customers solve problems. In this post, we get an in-depth Q&A where he shares quite a bit about his work with Apache® BigTop, Apache Ambari, Apache Zeppelin (incubating), Apache Crunch and more.

Come Find Us at VMworld 2015: Aug 30-Sept 3, San Francisco

VMworld 2015 is just around the corner, and Pivotal will be there, talking to customers and partners, chatting about topics like Cloud Native applications and DevOps. There will be eight sessions where Pivotal is presenting, and we are available via many other channels. This post covers all the places you can catch up with us and check out our sessions.

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.

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 People—Joel Rolfe On Pivotal Cloud Foundry And The End Of Pager Duty

Believing in a future where pager duty is no longer necessary, Joel Rolfe joins the Pivotal solution engineering team after working to build his own version of a PaaS. With a background in software development, architecture, and scaling software applications, Joel explains how his experiences have led to Pivotal solutions and how he helps companies solve problems with Pivotal software.

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.

20 Examples Of ROI And Results With Big Data

In this post, we share a recent research on the business outcomes of big data efforts. First, key statistics put out by Accenture, GE, and IBM are highlighted along with supportive information on the cost factors for technologies like Apache Hadoop compared to legacy systems. The post then summarizes and provides reference information for 20 examples of where big data is providing results for companies, and all of the companies discussed these results in the past year.