It’s Official, EMC’s Paul Maritz To Lead Cloud and Big Data Platform Play With 1,400 Employees Under His Command

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http://techcrunch.com – After weeks of a rumored change, EMC and VMware have announced this morning the “Pivotal Initiative,” a cloud and big data play that will be led by Chief Strategy Officer Paul Maritz. VMware’s Cloud Foundry, SpringSource and Gemstone will join EMC’s Greenplum and Pivotal Labs groups to form one “virtual organization,” with 1,400 employees. Cetas, VMware’s big data analytics solution, will also be part of the group. The exact structural definition of the organization will be announced next year. VMware reported the news on its Console blog, stating that t (IT news)