HP has unveiled a series of new products, services, and programs designed to help organizations leverage data and analytics to build new products and experiences, run more efficiently, and differentiate against the competition.
The company announced a new release of HP Vertica, extensive support for and contributions to open source technologies, and the HP Haven Startup Accelerator program.
“Developers are the new heroes of the Idea Economy,” said Darren Ong, Vice President, Big Data Platform, HP Software, Asia Pacific and Japan. “Through our Haven and Haven OnDemand platforms, we are empowering these heroes to transform their business through data, by allowing them to harness the value of all forms of information, rapidly connect and apply open source, and quickly access the tools they need to build winning businesses.”
New Release of HP Vertica
The new release of HP Vertica, an SQL database code-named “Excavator,” will feature data streaming and advanced log file text search to power high-speed analytics on Internet of Things (IoT) data.
Excavator will offer native support for the Apache Kafka open source distributed messaging system to enable organizations to quickly ingest and analyze high-speed streaming data, including Internet of Things, in near real-time. This capability delivers actionable insight for a wide range of use cases, including manufacturing process control, supply chain optimization, healthcare monitoring, financial risk management, and fraud detection.
Excavator will also enable organizations to collect and index large log file data sets generated by systems and business applications, helping IT organizations to quickly identify and predict application failures and cyber-attacks, and investigate authorized and unauthorized access.
HP Embraces Big Data Open Source with Breakthrough Advances
HP also released a series of innovations that enable organizations to combine the innovation of open source with the enterprise-scale, reliability, and security of HP’s Big Data platform.
The new version of Vertica brings significant increase in performance on popular Hadoop formats like ORC and Parquet. Specifically, HP worked collaboratively with Hortonworks to develop a new high-performance access layer that enables SQL queries to run directly on ORC files, resulting in a 5x increase in execution times.
HP has also open-sourced its innovative Flex Table “schema on-need” technology to the global developer community. With this move, organizations will be able to fully harness virtually any form of semi-structured data to meet their unique needs.
HP also announced its future commitment to integrate Vertica with Apache Spark. This will enable accelerated data transfer between Vertica and Spark, allowing organizations to take full advantage of their Spark-based deployments. This future capability will enable the developer community to build their models in Spark and run them in Vertica for high-speed and sophisticated analytics.
Bringing enterprise-class Big Data to startups
HP also unveiled The HP Haven Startup Accelerator, a new program designed to support and expand HP’s ecosystem of developers and innovators by making HP Big Data and Application Delivery Management software products accessible to early-stage companies. The program removes traditional barriers for organizations looking to leverage analytics and data to build powerful, differentiated applications.
Qualified participants will benefit from free usage of the community versions of HP IDOL and HP Vertica; premium version of HP IDOL and HP Vertica with attractive pricing; and HP Application Delivery Management tools including HP Agile Manager, HP LeanFT, and HP LoadRunner.