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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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Pivotal People—Meet Jeff Kelly, Former Wikibon Big Data Analyst

Former Wikibon analyst Jeff Kelly just joined the Pivotal Big Data team. Jeff has deep expertise in this market, having covered business intelligence, analytics, and big data for the past 8 years. In this post, we sit down to talk about his background, what brought him to Pivotal, his role here, and why big data matters to companies around the world.

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When Your CEO Says, “Silicon Valley Is Coming…” What Do You Do?

In this post, we summarize Michael Coté’s recent Gartner AADI presentation, “Cloud Native Promises in the Land of Continuously Delivered Microservices.” To get to the point, CEOs realize they must compete on software and data, which requires a fundamental shift in the way technology teams deliver software. At Pivotal, we call this the Cloud Native Way, and Coté explains the reasoning, approaches, and tooling needed to take the journey.

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NBCUniversal Uses Training To Accelerate Cloud Native Journey

Like every other traditional media and entertainment company, NBCUniversal finds themselves with a dizzying array of smaller, niche competitors and larger, well-funded internet companies. To improve their ability to compete, they recently turned to Pivotal Cloud Foundry for a Cloud Native platform and made both training and change management a core component of their digital transformation.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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