Pivotal stands at the intersection of big data, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and agile development. The company’s software empowers agile development teams to rapidly build, launch, and scale applications while storing, analyzing, and visualizing vast quantities of data across a distributed database architecture.
Pivotal is committed to open source and open standards. The company’s portfolio includes Cloud Foundry, Hadoop, Greenplum, GemFire, SQLFire, HAWQ, Spring, Redis, RabbitMQ, and tc Server, among many other technologies. Pivotal also sells a commercial distribution of the Cloud Foundry software called Pivotal CF for on-premise and private PaaS customers.
Keeping the business running, no matter what
For many companies, application performance is synonymous with business performance. The reason is simple: applications serve as the foundation for how companies serve their customers, connect to their suppliers, and compete in today’s economy. “We have one customer that generates 12 billion dollars through its web and mobile applications alone,” says Al Sargent, director of product marketing at Pivotal. “If one of those applications goes down, it’s no longer the kind of event where you notify the director of IT. You notify the CEO, maybe even the whole board. The stakes are just that high. That’s why it’s enormously important for our customers’ applications to be available and performing at any scale, at any hour of the day or night.”