HP Launches Big Data Cloud Called Haven OnDemand
The lobby at HP Labs in Palo Alto, California (Photo: Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

HP Launches Big Data Cloud Called Haven OnDemand

Haven OnDemand makes several big data analytics components available on-demand

HP announced HP Haven OnDemand, which provides users cloud-based access to key components of HP’s analytics platform Haven Enterprise. Haven OnDemand runs on HP’s Helion cloud.

Haven is a big part of HP’s big data strategy. It was originally a bundle of HP analytics, hardware, and services targeted as an enterprise platform. Now the company is making key components of that platform available on-demand. HP is also leveraging Haven’s capabilities in its own software portfolio. Several services that use Haven as a cornerstone were also announced.

A cloud-based analytics-as-a-service built on HP’s Haven Big Data platform was first announced in 2013. The initial service provided an entry path for customers and focused on combining hardware and software in one package. The new OnDemand lets users tap into components a la carte and in minutes. The focus is less on an easy-to-use bundle for enterprises and more on easy-to-use components that can be set up near instantly.

The biggest trend in big data is the cloud is making properly leveraging and analyzing massive amounts of data possible for a wider swath of people. Big data used to be territory of only the bigger enterprises; now, several tech providers like HP are building big data clouds, making analytics open to anyone. Big data’s promise is not just insight into a business, it also opens the door for building unique functionality in applications that tap into analytics and data further.

Enterprise technology players have shifted cloud focus towards big data, which has long been a buzz term. Now IBM, HP, SAP, and others are trying to move analytics to the cloud, offering cloud big data tools.

Hosting and cloud providers are also getting in on the act. French hosting provider OVH is launching a big data cloud based on IBM systems. Rackspace recently launched a big data cloud as well.

Haven OnDemand analyzes all forms of data – business data, machine data, and unstructured, human information. Developers can use it to create “next-generation” applications and services, or services that better tap into data and analytics to improve and provide unique functions that weren’t possible without that data.

There are two major components to Haven, which are now both available on demand:

  • HP Vertica OnDemand is an on-demand extensive set of built-in analytic capabilities that the company said is simple to use. Customers can get it running in minutes, and it’s also available as a managed virtual private cloud. It will be available next quarter.
  • HP IDOL OnDemand is now available. IDOL is big data web services that developers, partners, and customers can use to build “next generation applications” that can analyze a broad spectrum of data types, including images, social media, text, video, and more. Developers can use it to enable a broad range of functions like contextual search, face detection, etc. The service has over 5,000 registered users to date.

HP also announced that it will embed its Haven assets deeper into the HP Software application portfolio. The company releases several new offerings and examples of how HP Software is leveraging Haven Big Data analytics .

IT Operations Management is a set of automation solutions. It is big data analytics to help organizations automate and optimize their applications and infrastructure technology. Haven helps to automate and optimize IT application and system management for faster time to market, cost efficiencies, and improved customer experience

HP's new Intelligent Retention and Content Management combines HP hardware and software and allows global organizations to intelligently manage data throughout its lifecycle. Developed with Haven as its core, the solution allows customers to understand and analyze vast amounts of enterprise information. It also brings together HP StoreAll, HP ControlPoint, HP Records Manager in addition to HP Haven analytics

HP Application Defender, a cloud-managed application self-protection service uses HP Haven analytics to provide visibility and actively defend production applications.

“To succeed in today’s marketplace, businesses must be able to leverage all forms of data, at high speed and in context, in order to capitalize on emerging opportunities and manage risk and costs,” Robert Youngjohns, general manager of HP Software, said in a statement. “With today’s announcement, we are making our unique Big Data platform more accessible and adaptable than ever before, giving customers, partners, and developers an unmatched set of assets that can help them create winning, data-driven businesses.”

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