GE just announced a new "big-data" and analytics platform it calls “Predictivity," and it has some big partners on board to give it reach.
VMware drops a boat load of cloud news on an already busy day, including that it will launch its own public cloud contender to challenge Amazon and Rackspace.
After rumors floated earlier this week, VMware and parent company EMC have officially announced the spinoff of a new cloud and big data unit called The Pivotal Initiative, led by former VMware CEO Paul Maritz.
Sources confirm that EMC and VMWare will be putting their cloud-related businesses, including Cloud Foundry, into a new unit led by Paul Maritz. It will not be an independent company, however.
VMWare is planning to spin off Cloud Foundry and a number of its other products into a separate division owned by corporate parent EMC.
Paul Maritz is reportedly out as the chief executive of virtualization software firm VMware. After four years at the helm of VMware, Maritz is expected to be replaced by Pat Gelsinger, chief operating officer of EMC, the enterprise storage giant …