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Pivotal Opens Innovation Centre to Help Drive New Business Value for Enterprises

Partnering with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Centre Helps Enterprises Capitalize on Transformative Forces in the Era of Big Data, Applications and Cloud

SINGAPORE, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Ahead of its first ever Asia Pacific Pivotal™ Summit 2013, Pivotal today announced that it has opened the Pivotal Innovation Centre by partnering with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
  • The Pivotal Innovation Centre is the first Pivotal lab dedicated to helping customers execute advanced Big Data Analytics projects while leveraging Pivotal's resources and expertise in data science, agile application development, big data and cloud technologies.
  • Designed for enterprises, government entities, and forward thinking companies, the Pivotal Innovation Centre represents opportunities and examples of innovation in data science and analytics, data infrastructure modernization with Hadoop, legacy system modernization, rapid application development, and the path to Enterprise platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
  • The launch of the Pivotal Innovation Centre comes just three weeks in advance of the highly anticipated launch of Pivotal's revolutionary Enterprise PaaS product, Pivotal CF™, powered by Cloud Foundry™, on November 12, 2013. Registration for this announcement can be found at

Pivotal, the company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, partnering with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), today announced that it has opened the Pivotal Innovation Centre. With a foundation built on Big Data, the Pivotal Innovation Centre is the first lab in the region and the first of its kind to be developed in Asia. It is dedicated to helping customers accelerate delivery of prototypes that prove the feasibility and return on investment of advanced analytics applications and Big Data platform technologies.


The Pivotal Innovation Centre will help fill an immediate need in helping IT organizations accelerate and deliver their increasing number of Big Data Analytics projects. According to a recent Gartner report[1], "The Nexus of Forces - or the convergence of mobility, cloud, social computing and information into a unified set of forces - is driving IT-related decisions in many Asia/Pacific enterprises, especially those that are investing in markets outside their base countries." The report added: "Enterprises in Asia/Pacific are keeping up with the pace of changing technology and catching up fast in using the Nexus of Forces to turn ideas into action. This is evident in Gartner's CIO agenda research that highlights the top three key technology priorities among CIOs in Asia/Pacific as mobile, BI and analytics, and cloud computing."

A new collaboration space, the Pivotal Innovation Centre is a perfect starting point for government agencies and enterprises to begin their transformation and create new business value. Specific to Singapore, Pivotal's initiatives with the IDA have been geared towards developing the Big Data Analytics ecosystem. This includes driving demand for Big Data Analytics projects by showcasing innovative, cutting-edge prototypes while providing Pivotal's expertise and resources during implementation. The Pivotal Innovation Centre will also help meet the emerging demand for analytics professionals by providing training and activities devoted to developing Singapore's workforce.

Pivotal is uniquely positioned to help enterprises modernize each facet of their technology operations starting with a comprehensive portfolio of products spanning data, applications and analytics and converging these technologies into a coherent, next-gen Enterprise PaaS platform.

The Pivotal Innovation Centre provides access to over USD $8M in Pivotal hardware and software and removes barriers by providing an infrastructure and test bed that customers can use to experiment and create proof of concepts. Additionally, the Pivotal Innovation Centre is a collaborative environment where Pivotal data scientists work directly with customers and partners to implement proof of concepts (POC). Pivotal's team of data scientists implement advanced research prototypes for customers across all verticals, including a POC that models the city traffic flow by joining and analyzing data not traditionally used due to its size and complexity such as mobile phone, GPS and traffic sensors. This models how individuals move through the city, thus providing a predictive visualization of where traffic issues will exist in the city based on changing conditions.

Executive Quotes

Melissa Ries, Vice President and General Manager, APJ, Pivotal

"We're hearing from our customers that the pressure to move fast, whilst simultaneously innovating and executing has never been greater. We envision Pivotal's technology and expertise becoming central to enabling the implementation of successful Big Data Analytics initiatives in the region. We congratulate IDA on their forward thinking and are committed to supporting their efforts in Singapore's transformation into a strategic Big Data hub. Businesses will now have a space, the infrastructure and the help of Pivotal experts to solve advanced problems through a working proof of concept without the risk of a failed high-cost initiative."

Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, IDA

"IDA aims to develop Singapore into a regional Data & Analytics hub, where MNCs work alongside local technology enterprises and start-ups to innovate and grow the Data & Analytics industry. Pivotal presents an exciting new opportunity to drive change in the way big data is applied in enterprises today – by leveraging apps, data and cloud technologies.  We are also pleased to note that Pivotal Innovation Centre is conducting workshops and seminars to train up local professionals' understanding in data science in order to build up Singapore's capabilities in this area."

About Pivotal
Pivotal, committed to open source and open standards, is a leading provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. Pivotal's revolutionary Enterprise PaaS product, powered by Cloud Foundry, will be available in Q4 2013. Learn more at Follow Pivotal on Twitter @gopivotalAPJ, LinkedIn, and G+.

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[1] Source: Gartner, Market Trends: Asia/Pacific Is Catching Up Fast in Adoption of Business Intelligence and Analytics Services, Feb 7 2013

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