Feeds

Pivotal and CapGemini jump into 'Big Data Lake'

New partnership will see hundreds of devs swimming in same direction

High performance access to file storage

EMC-spawn Pivotal has a new best friend: CapGemini.

The two outfits have let it be known they've buddied up in a “ strategic partnership” that will “combine Capgemini’s expertise in business solutions for big data and analytics with Pivotal’s market leading data platform technologies to deliver solutions for today’s increasingly data rich world.”

The product of the collaboration is something called a “Big Data Lake”.

We kid you not. You can read about the lake here, where it is described as “ a flexible blueprint” that puts Pivotal's products to work solving Big Data problems. Which is pretty much what Pivotal does, too. CapGemini will soon do it too, at what it's calling a “dedicated Pivotal Center of Excellence” that will have access to “over 8,000 information management practitioners and 6,000 Java developers.”

Of course not all of those people will be doing Pivotal things or frolicking in the Big Data Lake at any given moment, but the new bromance is further evidence that Pivotal makes rather a lot of sense to rather a lot of folks. The deal therefore makes it even harder to paint Pivotal as a cobbled-together-collection of stuff that didn't quite fit in at either VMware or EMC but has hopped aboard the Big Data bandwagon.

To seal the deal, some CapGemini folk will get to relocate to Pivotal's Palo Alto digs. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.