HP, Dell Announce New Big Data Analytics Solutions

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Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the Big Data sector:

HP leverages Hadoop for providing context to big data.  HP (HPQ) announced new offerings to help organizations to gain security intelligence from large data sets to better detect and prevent threats. The security information and event management (SIEM) capabilities of HP ArcSight with the HP Autonomy IDOL content analytics engine automatically recognizes the context, concepts, sentiments and usage patterns related to how users interact with all forms of data. “Many organizations have not been able to access the critical information they need to combat potential threats,” said Art Gilliland, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Security Products, HP. “With the integration of cloud monitoring, content analytics and Big Data processing, HP provides clients with the context needed to effectively stop potential breaches.”

Dell advances Kitenga Analytics.  Dell announced the latest release of its Kitenga Analytics solution, which allows  data scientists to analyze structured, semi-structured and unstructured data stored in Hadoop. Version 2.0 of the software adds new search, indexing and sentiment analysis functionality, has additional support for Predictive Modeling Markup Language (PMML) and combines search and analytics in a single, unified environment. “Dell is committed to building a complete analytical fabric of all data sources to reduce the cost, complexity and risk that companies face as they wade through Big Data to improve decision making,” said Darin Bartik, executive director, product management, Information Management at Dell Software. “With Kitenga Analytics and Toad Business Intelligence Suite, Dell Software is creating a world-class solution set to transform how companies search, correlate and use information to solve their business problems and achieve a bigger competitive edge.”

DataStax Enterprise 3.  DataStax announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise 3 (DSE), its Apache Cassandra-based big data platform. The new release provides the most comprehensive security feature set of any NoSQL platform, while still delivering its core benefits of scalability, easy manageability and continuous availability. DSE 3 is a complete integrated big data platform that combines a production-certified version of Cassandra with Apache Solr and Apache Hadoop to deliver continuous availability support and performance across multiple data centers. “DSE is already running mission-critical apps but one hurdle to widespread adoption remains – security,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax. “Now with DSE 3, not only do we meet the needs of app and database teams, but also those of the chief security officer.”

ParStream and Colfax partner.  Data analytics provider ParStream and Colfax International announced a partnership aimed at creating a plug-and-play solution for big data analytics. With the ParStream technology pre-loaded on a customized Colfax server, deployment will be seamless and faster, since it will virtually eliminate any additional effort on part of the customer. This joint software-hardware solution will enable customers across several industries to seamlessly gain new insights from big data in real-time. “At ParStream, we are always on the lookout to make life simpler for our customers. We found a great partner in Colfax- they understood our goal and are working with us to achieve it,” said Michael Hummel, CEO, ParStream. “The servers are pre-qualified by ParStream for compatibility and performance. This ensures that the load on the CPU is reduced, paving the way for a less stressful I/O environment. We look at it as enabling Out-of-the-box Big Data Analytics.”

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