Why VMware is spinning off Cloud Foundry and SpringSource

The decision by VMware and parent EMC to spin out VMware’s “tier 2” technologies into a separate subsidiary shows that they’re under pressure to compete with massive cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft in the enterprise.

Boston preps big kickoff for big data hub

Hack/reduce will launch its cool new work space near Cambridge’s Kendall Square on Thursday. The goal of the effort is to bring together the best big data people from private and public sectors and academia to train up the next generation of data scientists.