HPE Vertica 8 and Haven OnDemand: main things to know

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today made two announcements — HPE Vertica 8 and HPE Haven OnDemand (HoD) Combinations — targeting enterprise CIOs.

HPE Vertica 8

The first announcement is about HPE Vertica 8 (codenamed Frontloader) that offers unified architecture and in-database analytics capabilities to conduct analysis, regardless of where their data resides.

HPE is trying to address some of the concerns of CIOs. Extracting intelligence from data residing in multiple silos across the datacenter is one of the main challenges for CIOs.

HPE Vertica 8 provides analyze-in-place, unified architecture that enables businesses to gain intelligence from their information. CIOs can use HPE Vertica 8’s flexible deployment options across on-premise, private, and public clouds, and in Hadoop data lakes.

Colin Mahony, senior vice president, Big Data Platform, HPE Software, said: “Integrated with 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 percent faster data loading for hundreds of thousands of columns, simplified data loading from Amazon S3, and visual monitoring of Apache Kafka data streams.

HPE is offering Vertica with Azure support via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

The enterprise IT major said the new release from HPE includes critical core enhancements to increase system reliability under concurrency levels, natively integrate with open source innovations for analysis-in-place, and achieve enterprise-class performance and security.

HPE Vertica 8 features:

In-Database Machine Learning

Traditional machine learning applications require data scientists to build and tune models using small subsets of data that result in inaccuracies and delays. Vertica’s in-database applied machine learning algorithms help teams natively create and deploy R based machine learning models directly in Vertica for larger sets of data and ensure accuracy.

Analysis-in-Place Analytics on Hadoop

Users can derive more value from their Hadoop data lakes with Vertica’s Parquet and ORC Readers that enable users to access and analyze data that resides in Hadoop data lakes without copying or moving the data.

Expanded Multi-cloud capabilities and support

Organizations have more deployment options. Vertica is optimized for both AWS and now Microsoft Azure cloud deployment. The new Vertica release also incorporates expanded AWS support with seamless access to S3, tighter security, and more.

Optimized Apache Spark Adapter

This optimized adapter enables fast data exchange between Vertica and Spark systems to assist data scientists to build robust machine learning models in Spark for queries on small data sets and tap into extensive Vertica in-database SQL analytics.

HPE Haven OnDemand (HoD) Combinations

Haven OnDemand (HoD) Combinations is a cloud-based offering on HPE Haven OnDemand platform to apply the power of machine learning to build applications.

The new offering from HPE 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.

“Through HPE HoD Combinations, enterprise developers have access to the building blocks required to take their application development to the next level through an easy and intuitive solution,” said Fernando Lucini, chief technology officer, Big Data Platform, HPE Software.

HoD Combinations provides the tools for developers and data scientists to focus on building modern, data-rich applications that can help their companies excel in the marketplace.

HOD Combinations 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.

Custom combinations are securely published to the organization account for reuse and augmentation.

Developers can build new combinations for prototype apps free of charge by signing up for a Freemium account on https://havenondemand.com while paying customers benefit from increased quotas and enterprise grade service level assurance.

Michael Bishop, CTO of LogitBot, said LogitBot is using Haven OnDemand APIs to develop investment research and predictive analytics solutions to enable intelligent financial portfolio construction.