News & Blogs
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 22, 2013 – Paul Maritz, who has successfully architected and masterminded multiple disruptive technology shifts, is shooting for the stars again. But this time the stakes are bigger and the competition tougher for the onetime mainframe programmer.
April 22, 2013 – The Pivotal era kicks off this Wednesday April 24th, with Pivotal: A New Platform for a New Era, a live streaming event unveiling this exciting new company. Beginning on Wednesday, we'll be moving to the Pivotal blog. There you'll find the Hadoop and data science news, technical deep dives, and articles you've come to expect from Datastream, as well as the latest on agile development and the cloud.
April 18, 2013 – Here's the notion. A few years ago, Dirk Brockmann, a theoretical physicist from Germany, was visiting his American friend Dennis, and they got talking about population mobility. Dirk knew Americans move around a lot, but he wondered how to capture where they go, who they talk to. His friend said, "Have you ever heard of Where's George? Dirk hadn't. It's a website that tracks the movement of dollar bills.
April 18, 2013 – Redis is a very cool open-source key-value store that can add instant value to your Hadoop installation. Since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, Redis can be used as a front end to serve data out of Hadoop, caching your ‘hot’ pieces of data in-memory for fast access when they are needed again.
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.
airbnb nerd blog
April 15, 2013 – Airbnb is obsessed with creating a great experience for hosts and guests alike. One of several ways we work on doing this is by analyzing the various sources of data we have. We have a vast volume of data from various sources—logging, third party analytics, and our own internal sets of generated data.
The New York Times
April 11, 2013 – HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW calls data science “the sexiest job in the 21st century,” and by most accounts this hot new field promises to revolutionize industries from business to government, health care to academia. The field has been spawned by the enormous amounts of data that modern technologies create — be it the online behavior of Facebook users, tissue samples of cancer patients, purchasing habits of grocery shoppers or crime statistics of cities.
VMware vFabric Blog
April 10, 2013 – The new database is opening up significant career opportunities for data modelers, admins, architects, and data scientists. In parallel, it’s transforming how businesses use data. It’s also making the traditional RDBMS look like a T-REX.