Hewlett Packard Enterprise have announced a number of new solutions at their Big Data Conference in Boston.
Attendees packed into the auditorium at the Westin Waterfront to watch the enterprise IT giant debut the latest version of it’s popular database management software Vertica, as well as Haven OnDemand Combinations, a new cloud-based offering built on the HPE Haven OnDemand machine learning platform that enabling developers to apply the power of AI to build the next generation of enterprise applications. Speakers, included representatives from AOL, Bank of New York Mellon, Cerner, GlaxoSmithKline, New York Genome Center, Uber, and of course Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Vertica 8, codename “Frontloader”
HPE Vertica 8 (available in Q4 2016) introduces a unified architecture and advanced in-database analytics capabilities that enable users to conduct sophisticated analysis at industry-leading scale and speed, regardless of where their data resides.
One of the biggest issues facing organizations today is extracting intelligence from data residing in multiple silos across the datacenter. HPE Vertica 8 provides organizations with a unique, analyze-in-place, unified architecture that enables businesses to continually gain intelligence from their information, wherever it lives.
Organizations can use HPE Vertica 8’s flexible deployment options across on-premise, private, and public clouds, and in Hadoop data lakes, to adopt a best-fit solution that allows them to choose where and how they run analytics.
“Building on our Vertica mantra of delivering the broadest deployment and consumption models, and best-fit engineering, HPE Vertica 8 delivers an innovative platform that allows organizations to access and analyze the largest volumes and various forms of data, regardless of where the data is located,” said Colin Mahony, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Big Data Platform, HPE Software.
“Integrated with broad in-database applied machine learning analytic capabilities and open source innovation, Vertica 8 gives companies a competitive edge to solve problems faster and at lower costs.”
HPE Vertica 8 also includes core data movement and orchestration enhancements, resulting in up to 700% faster data loading for hundreds of thousands of columns, simplified data loading from Amazon S3, and comprehensive visual monitoring of Apache Kafka data streams.
HPE Vertica with Azure support is immediately available via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, giving organizations the flexibility and freedom to choose the right cloud platform for their needs. This announcement represents the next step in our collaboration with Microsoft and builds on the strategic agreement that HPE and Microsoft signed at the end of 2015 to meet the growing demands of our joint enterprise customers for best-in-class hybrid computing experiences.
The new release includes dozens of critical core enhancements to increase system reliability under extreme concurrency levels, natively integrate with open source innovations for analysis-in-place, and achieve enterprise-class performance and security.
Haven OnDemand Combinations
Also announced at the conference was the availability of HPE Haven OnDemand (HoD) Combinations, a new cloud-based offering built on the HPE Haven OnDemand platform that enables developers to apply the power of machine learning to build next generation applications.
The new offering provides a pre-built catalogue of cognitive services and an intuitive drag and drop interface. Developers can chain together multiple machine learning APIs into combinations and copy and paste the code directly into their development projects, to quickly and easily create breakthrough mobile and enterprise applications.
“HPE HoD Combinations represents the next step in our vision to democratize machine learning for mainstream developers and help them build the next generation of cognitive applications,” said Fernando Lucini, Chief Technology Officer, Big Data Platform, HPE Software. “Through HPE HoD Combinations, enterprise developers now have access to the building blocks required to take their application development to the next level through an easy and intuitive solution.”
Advanced Machine Learning Applications Made Simple
HoD Combinations provides the tools required for developers and data scientists to focus on building modern, data-rich applications that can help their companies excel in the marketplace. HOD Combinations provides several new capabilities:
• Simplified Coding and Improved Performance – reduces complex code to a single API call that supports unlimited transformations, parallel processing, and reduced latency as a result of fewer API calls
• Simple Drag and Drop Graphical UI – enables developers to chain any number of HPE Haven OnDemand’s more than 70 APIs to create, test and publish new services in minutes.
• Publish and Reuse – Custom combinations are securely published to the organization account for reuse and augmentation.
• Developer and Commercial versions – developers can build new combinations for prototype apps free of charge simply by signing up for a Freemium account on https://havenondemand.com while paying customers benefit from increased quotas and enterprise grade service level assurance.
• Delivered via the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform – HPE Haven OnDemand Combinations is hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud, ensuring mission critical performance, reliability, security and scale.
• Emphasis on Machine Learning Innovation – facilitates the development of new services and applications with only a few lines of code to harness the power of machine learning.
Over 18,000 Users and Millions of API Calls Per Month
Since commercial availability of HPE Haven OnDemand in March 2016 and delivered as a service on Microsoft Azure, HPE Haven OnDemand now offers more than 70 machine learning APIs today.
HPE Haven OnDemand has more than 18,000 engaged users ranging from solo software architects and data scientists to enterprises with large development teams. The platform has enabled customers to build thousands of applications globally, resulting in millions of API calls each month, and is continuing to win over the marketplace and build an ecosystem of partners and customers that grows every day.
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