Pivotal Platform – where Cloud meets Big Data

There is a major shift towards cloud computing that includes both infrastructure transformation and transformation of application development and its usage. These simply require new methods. Pivotal platform helps organizations in these transformations. Pivotal enables organizations to build a new class of applications, leveraging big and fast data, and do all of this with the power of cloud-independence. The strategic areas of Pivotal Platform include the following:

Data Fabric

Pivotal Data Fabric combines Greenplum Database and Hadoop with the fast data technologies of GemFire and SQLFire from VMware to deliver the most comprehensive big and fast data platform in the industry. The components of data fabric are –

  • Pivotal HD – Hadoop distribution from Pivotal that includes HAWQ to deliver world’s most powerful Hadoop data infrastructure
  • Pivotal Greenplum Database – best in class MPP database to deliver business value through analytics on structured data
  • Pivotal Data Computing Appliance – multifunction analytics platform that supports structured and unstructured data analytics, ETL, BI, machine learning, and data visualization
  • Pivotal Chorus – analytic productivity platform built to let teams search, explore, visualize, and import data from anywhere in the organization
  • Pivotal Performance and Management – real-time application monitoring component that provides a view of all database transactions
  • Pivotal Analytics – end-to-end analytics platform
  • Pivotal GemFire – provides elastic in-memory data management
  • Pivotal SQLFire – in-memory distributed SQL database

App/Cloud Fabric

Modern applications are built and deployed differently. They are social and accessed primarily by mobile devices. They are written using modern programing frameworks and deployed on virtual and cloud infrastructures. There should also be cloud independence to ensure users are not locked into a single provider while providing simple deployment options behind the firewall or on public clouds. Pivotal Cloud Application platform delivers on these requirements with these components –

  • Cloud Foundry – Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) platform that enables developers to quickly deploy, scale and manage new applications
  • Pivotal tc Server – lightweight application server optimized for virtual environments
  • Pivotal Web Server – HTTP server and load-balancing component based on Apache
  • Pivotal RabbitMQ – protocol-based messaging middleware groomed for cloud computing
  • Spring Framework – enterprise application developer framework for bridging legacy applications to new platforms

Expert Services

Pivotal provides a number of services to help organizations better leverage big data and build new applications. They are quick and focused offerings that deliver business value in weeks. These services are –

  • Pivotal Labs – quickly create and deploy new applications
  • Pivotal Data Science Labs – comprehensive data science practice to accelerate analytics projects
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