HP to Acquire Vertica: Customers Can Analyze Massive Amounts of Big Data at Speed and Scale

imagePALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vertica, a privately held, real-time analytics platform company based in Billerica, Mass. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition of Vertica will enhance HP capabilities for information optimization, adding sophisticated, real-time business analytics for large and complex sets of data in physical, virtual and cloud environments. Vertica’s platform helps customers analyze massive amounts of data simply, quickly and reliably, resulting in “just-in-time” business intelligence.

Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110214006220/en/HP-Acquire-Vertica-Customers-Analyze-Massive-Amounts

HP Enterprise Data Warehouse Appliance

Found this off the Microsoft SQL web site.  Looks like HP and Microsoft are offering a special server and software configuration for data warehousing.  

  • Reduce your Business Intelligence implementation time with an integrated solution.

  • HP Enterprise Warehouse Appliance offers a complete solution for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence thanks to deep integration with Microsoft BI tools such as PowerPivot for Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, Reporting Services and Integration Services.

  • Extend your Data Warehouse solution with complementary tools such as Master Data Services for MDM and StreamInsight for managing streaming data.

  • Source: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/solutions-technologies/appliances/hp-pdw.aspx 

Take advantage of the new HP Enterprise Data Warehouse Appliance optimized for SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse. Leverage this new appliance to build enterprise data warehouses that scale with your data, improve query performance for users and reduce your IT cost. The HP Enterprise Data Warehouse appliance offers massive scale at low cost for single rack appliances up to large scale Data Warehouses.

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HP Gives Up on Business Intelligence and Analytics Markets

No one has seemed to notice that in the last several months, Hewlett-Packard has quietly made changes to its participation in the enterprise software market; this will significantly change HP’s value for CIOs and IT organizations in regards to business intelligence (BI) technologies.

Essentially, the change is this: The company has decided to leave the BI market, which includes analytics and data warehousing software. It will do this by shutting down its marketing, sales and product efforts with HP Neoview and related technologies. This major shift comes in the middle of HP’s executive transition from Mark Hurd as CEO to Leo Apotheker.

This is a puzzling decision as HP had been building a seasoned sales organization in BI and focus on analytics across industries. I wrote recently about the relationship between the HP CEO scandal and its dedication to enterprise software, noting that it was neither funding that area for growth nor making acquisitions, which it has done in other areas. I also wrote that HP had an opportunity to advance HP Neoview (See: “HP Perseveres in Data Warehousing with Neoview”) but that doing so would require investments in marketing and the completeness of the product offering for analytics and solutions. HP had begun to address the latter issue by reselling Informatica although it was not taking steps to acquire software companies as its competitors are doing.

Now the whole landscape is changing: As the stakes for capturing customer commitment increase, HP appears to have no clear replacement strategy or enhanced offering for its current customers or prospects for BI solutions

More at source…

Source: http://www.ventanaresearch.com/blog/commentblog.aspx?id=4066
Source: http://www.information-management.com/blogs/business_intelligence_analytics_HP_data_management-10019234-1.html