Scott Yara, SVP, Products and Co-Founder Greenplum, A Division of EMC Rob Mee, CEO and Founder, Pivotal Labs
EMC’s acquisition of Pivotal Labs proves the company really understands the big data market. Namely, that big data won’t go anywhere without great applications, and EMC isn’t the company to help customers figure out how to build theirs. At an event at the Pivotal office in New York today, EMC Greenplum SVP of Products (and Greenplum co-founder) Scott Yara let the world in on a dirty little secret: systems software company can’t build apps that users want to use. That’s why Greenplum actually contracted Pivotal to help it build the Greenplum Chorus product on which the company is placing a great deal of emphasis. Greenplum was so impressed with Pivotal, it decided the company needed to join the growing EMC empire, Pivotal Founder and CEO Rob Mee told me. See more now.