Apache Big Data Preview: Q&A with Pivotal’s Roman Shaposhnik

Spun off from VMware and EMC in 2013, Pivotal Software, Inc. “represents the nexus between next-generation data-driven application architecture and approaches to transforming the enterprises into modern software companies,” says Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source at Pivotal. “Work there feels like a unique opportunity, like, when I was at Sun Microsystems, I felt the creation of Java was a new way to develop software for the Internet.”

Shaposhnik will be participating in the keynote panel “ODP: Advancing Open Data for the Enterprise” at the upcoming Apache Big Data conference. As a preview to the event, we spoke with Shaposhnik about some of Pivotal’s products and the company’s support of open source.