HP Unleashes the Power of Big Data

Mon Jun 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT

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  LAS VEGAS, NV, Jun 04 (Marketwire) -- 
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced enhancements to its Information
Optimization Solutions portfolio, designed to help organizations
capitalize on the explosion of information, including operational,
application and machine data. 

    The extreme volume, variety and velocity of information has placed
unprecedented burdens on organizations. According to research conducted
on behalf of HP, only 2 percent of business and technology executives
said their organizations can deliver the right information at the right
time to support the right business outcomes all of the time.(1)

    Legacy approaches to information management -- which rely on outdated
information architectures, infrastructure and analytics -- fail to
discover the concepts and value found in all forms of information. They
also are incapable of cost-effectively scaling and processing the oceans
of information collected in unstructured, structured and machine data in
real time. 

    These shortcomings are especially evident in an age when changing
customer sentiment plays out over Twitter, YouTube, the web, phone calls
and emails, much of which happens outside the enterprise walls. This
sentiment also can be tracked in the form of foot traffic picked up by
sensors in retail outlets.

    HP has been investing in innovation to build out the industry's most
comprehensive Information Optimization Solutions portfolio with unique
intellectual property and technologies that solve customers' challenges
with big data. Only HP enables organizations to manage, understand and
act on 100 percent of information. This is made possible through new HP
Converged Infrastructure solutions, as well as technology from Autonomy
and Vertica, both HP companies, and HP data management services. 

    "Big data presents big opportunities -- and challenges -- for
organizations today," said Bill Veghte, chief operating officer, HP.
"HP's powerful Information Optimization Solutions deliver the
technologies and expertise required to help organizations succeed in this
new era -- by tackling any data type, source or environment. Whether on
premise, in the cloud or hybrid, HP offerings allow organizations to turn
big data into growth, opportunity and competitive advantage."

    Managing big data with HP Converged Infrastructure and Apache Hadoop

Many organizations experiencing dramatic information growth are turning
to Apache(TM) Hadoop(TM), an open-source-distributed data-processing
technology, to meet their needs for storing and managing petabytes of

    HP AppSystem for Apache Hadoop is the industry's first enterprise-ready
appliance that simplifies and speeds deployment while optimizing
performance and analysis of extreme scale-out Hadoop workloads. The
solution combines HP Converged Infrastructure, common management and
advanced integration with Vertica 6 to deliver massive data processing
and real-time analytics.

    Clients also can find the right solutions to their
information-optimization challenges with these new services: 

--  The HP Big Data Strategy Workshop enables clients to reduce risk and
    accelerate decision making by providing a deep understanding of the
    challenges of big data and available solutions. Clients learn how to
    align corporate IT and enterprise goals to identify critical success
    factors and methods for evolving their IT infrastructures to handle
    big data.
--  The HP Roadmap Service for Apache Hadoop empowers organizations to
    size and plan the deployment of the Hadoop platform. Taking best
    practices, experience and organizational considerations into account,
    the service develops a roadmap that helps drive successful planning
    and deployment for Hadoop.
--  HP Always On Support Services are available for the new HP AppSystem
    for Apache Hadoop and reference architectures covering the HP


Understand any information, in any location, in any way
 With the
introduction of Vertica 6, the latest version of the HP Vertica Analytics
Platform, companies now have the ability to connect to, analyze and
manage any type of information in any location using any interface. The
unique Vertica FlexStore architecture delivers a flexible framework for
big-data analytics, including advanced integration or federation with
Autonomy and Hadoop technology, or any other structured, unstructured or
semistructured data source. 

    As part of the Vertica 6 release, Vertica is expanding its distributed
computing framework to include native support for the parallel execution
of the advanced R analytics language. With enhanced support for cloud and
software-as-a-service (SaaS) implementations, as well as deeper
capabilities for mixed workload environments, Vertica 6 is the most
robust, comprehensive platform for big-data analytics available.

    As part of HP's strategy to understand 100 percent of an organization's
data, HP announced new capabilities for embedding the Autonomy
Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) 10 engine in each Hadoop node, so
users can take advantage of more than 500 HP IDOL functions, including
automatic categorization, clustering, eduction and hyperlinking. The
combination of Autonomy IDOL and Vertica 6 plus the HP AppSystem for
Apache Hadoop, provides customers with an unmatched platform for
processing and understanding massive, diverse data sets.

    Acting upon insight to develop foresight 
 Extending its industry-leading
digital marketing platform, HP also unveiled a new Autonomy solution,
Optimost Clickstream Analytics, providing marketers with a single,
consistent view of customer visits, conversions and engagement through

    Autonomy Optimost Clickstream Analytics leverages the Vertica Analytics
Platform and Autonomy IDOL to provide marketers with access to granular
clickstream data, enabling them to aggregate, combine and analyze the
information any way they choose. 

    Additional information about HP's announcements at HP Discover, its
premier client event, is available at www.hp.com/go/hpdiscover2012. 

    About HP
 HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a
meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The
world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that
spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT
infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is
available at http://www.hp.com.

    (1) "HP Research: Information Optimization," Coleman Parkes Research,
Ltd., October 2011. 

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timing of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration
plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and
other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for
the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2012 and HP's other filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form
10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011. HP assumes no obligation
and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

    Apache and Hadoop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the
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    Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information
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