Dr. Dobb's is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Channels ▼

The Industrial Internet Is Data-Driven and Context-Intelligent

Pivotal has confirmed that it will now formally begin operations as a standalone entity. The firm has been helped by a $105 million strategic investment by GE. The company's Software Center of Excellence will standardize on several of Pivotal's technologies to develop apps that support its vision of the Industrial Internet.

More Insights

White Papers

More >>


More >>


More >>

In terms of product, Pivotal One is a Platform-as-a-Service for rapid creation of data-driven context-intelligent consumer grade applications.

The Pivotal development team now plans to build the solution into an offering for real-time high capacity analytics inside so-called new data fabrics. It will also be capable of straddling "cloud independence" as well as modern programming frameworks and support for legacy systems.

Pivotal HD provides integrated data services with Apache Hadoop. With enterprise data services like HAWQ and Pivotal in-memory data grid technology, Pivotal HD sets out to provide technologies for analytical queries and transactional environments.

The Pivotal Cloud and Application Platform is based on Cloud Foundry's open source PaaS, as well as Spring, the most popular application development framework for enterprise Java.

Pivotal aims to offer portability, scaling, automation, and resiliency. The Pivotal Application Fabric is a developer ecosystem designed to enable rapid application development and support for messaging, database services, and analytic and visualization instrumentation.

CEO of Pivotal Paul Maritz says that there is a widespread need emerging for new solutions that allow customers to drive new business value by cost-effectively reasoning over large datasets.

"[There is need for capabilities to ingest] information that is rapidly arriving from multiple sources, writing applications that allow real-time reactions, and doing all of this in a cloud-independent or portable manner," said Maroitz. "The need for these solutions can be found across a wide range of industries and it is our belief that these solutions will drive the need for new platforms. Pivotal aims to be a leading provider of such a platform."

Related Reading

Currently we allow the following HTML tags in comments:

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don't need an ending tag.

<br> Defines a single line break

<hr> Defines a horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag - e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Defines an anchor

<b> Defines bold text

<big> Defines big text

<blockquote> Defines a long quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption

<cite> Defines a citation

<code> Defines computer code text

<em> Defines emphasized text

<fieldset> Defines a border around elements in a form

<h1> This is heading 1

<h2> This is heading 2

<h3> This is heading 3

<h4> This is heading 4

<h5> This is heading 5

<h6> This is heading 6

<i> Defines italic text

<p> Defines a paragraph

<pre> Defines preformatted text

<q> Defines a short quotation

<samp> Defines sample computer code text

<small> Defines small text

<span> Defines a section in a document

<s> Defines strikethrough text

<strike> Defines strikethrough text

<strong> Defines strong text

<sub> Defines subscripted text

<sup> Defines superscripted text

<u> Defines underlined text

Dr. Dobb's encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Dr. Dobb's moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing or spam. Dr. Dobb's further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | View the list of supported HTML tags you can use to style comments. | Please read our commenting policy.