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April 24, 2013 – GE, the world’s leader in industrial technology and solutions, today plowed $105M into Pivotal, the EMC/VMware spinout. You can read John Furrier’s post for the details of the deal but this in my view represents the next wave in Big Data applications and a huge boon (and possible disruption) to Big Data valuations.
The New York Times
April 24, 2013 – Pivotal, an ambitious creation of the data storage giant EMC and its hefty affiliate VMware, on Wednesday said it would make cloud-based industrial software applications faster than anyone has before, and announced it had the means to do so — a $105 million investment from General Electric.
April 15, 2013 – Pivotal will host a live streaming event on April 24th with a special announcement and an unveiling of its plans to build a platform that makes the consumer grade enterprise a reality.
April 5, 2013 – Those of us who believe that managers make better decisions when key data are presented visually tend to get very excited about all the innovation going on in the graphical display of information. However, if you work in a large organization and want it to make better use of data visualization, I'd argue that commonality is more important than creativity. If you can establish a common visual language for data, you can radically upgrade the use of the data to drive decision-making and action.
April 4, 2013 – WHEN Charlie Loyd wanted a job at a mapping firm, he did not send out resumés or make calls. Instead, he posted a message on Twitter that linked to a side-by-side comparison of satellite imagery of Cape Morris Jesup, Greenland's northernmost tip. On the left was a lacklustre image with no real detail captured by a NASA satellite and widely used by Mr Loyd's prospective employers; on the right, his own version.
April 4, 2013 – "Please make me a visualization." I get a lot of emails that say this or some variation of it. They tend to make me think of other requests that could be made in the same form, like: "Please make me a roast beef sandwich." Or: "Please make me a scale model of the Eiffel Tower."
April 3, 2013 – Data Visualization – it’s one of the unsung heroes in the Big Data picture, but that appears to be changing. Seattle-based data visualization company Tableau Software filed its IPO statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday and is looking to raise up to $150 Million dollars. The stock ticker symbol will be “DATA”.
April 3, 2013 – By now you’ve probably heard about the Pivotal Initiative. I’d like to take a moment here to explain what this means for Spring, and to tell you about some of our plans for 2013. In case you missed it, here’s the essential background to the Pivotal: Led by Paul Maritz, the initiative unites key people and projects from across EMC and VMware to bring “consumer grade” technology to the enterprise.
Read Write Web
April 3, 2013 – Amazon Web Services is on fire, and EMC and VMware are feeling the heat. So the established enterprise-computing duo is striking back — by launching Pivotal, a joint venture that aims specifically to dethrone the current king of cloud computing.
Harvard Business Review
March 28, 2013 – Every morning at DoSomething.org, our computers greet us with a report containing over 350 million data points tracking our organization's performance. Our challenge as data scientists is to translate this haystack of information into guidance for staff so they can make smart decisions.