Core components of the Pivotal Big Data Suite-- specifically HAWQ (enterprise SQL on Hadoop), Greenplum Database (massively parallel processing analytics) and GemFire (in-Memory NoSQL database)-- are going open source.
As a result the Pivotal Big Data Suite supports public, private and hybrid clouds, as well as bare metal commodity hardware, appliance-based delivery and virtualised instances. In addition Pivotal offers Cloud Foundry Operations Manager for as-a-service Big Data Suite capability inside and with Cloud Foundry applications.
“By sharing Pivotal HD, HAWQ, Greenplum Database and GemFire capabilities with the open source community, we are contributing to the market as a whole the necessary components to build solutions that make up a next generation data infrastructure," the company says. "Releasing these technologies as open source projects will only help accelerate adoption and innovation for our customers.”