The Pivotal Initiative – The Future of Spring and Open Source at VMware/EMC

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EMC and VMware have poured their open source software development workforce into a new wholly-owned subsidiary, dubbed “The Pivotal Initiative”. This organization will focus on data science consulting and tooling from GreenPlum, including SpringSource/vFabric development teams. It is being girded by a team of forward-looking developers at Pivotal, a recent EMC purchase and well known for their work with Ruby tools and testing software.

Until now, Pivotal has not yet discussed their strategy for the SpringSource teams. Adrian Colyer, one of SpringSource’s spiritual leaders, here outlays what the future will hold, including support for Java 8 Lambdas (closures) in Spring 4, Groovy, Grails, and Cloud Foundry.