HP has announced the launch of Haven Predictive Analytics, an open-sourced big data platform that it says will bring more machine learning and statistical analytics power to companies dealing with large data volumes.
The platform is powered by a new version of HP's Distributed R, which is based on the statistical modeling language R. HP says the new offering enables developers to analyze much larger data sets than was previously possible -- up to the Petabyte level.
HP says that while R is an open-source language used by millions of data scientists, it has been, up to this point, inherently limited. It's that increased scale that HP stresses as providing a new level of predictive analytics capabilities.
"Now, organizations can unlock the untapped value of Big Data with scalable predictive analytics to address every use case -- from customer acquisition and retention to fraud detection to predictive maintenance and many more," Shilpa Lawande, GM of HP's Big Data business unit, said in a statement.
The other thing HP is trying to do with the new release is make R more operationally friendly. HP has retooled Distributed R to work natively with Vertica, the company's analytics database. There are now connectors between Vertica and Distributed R that enable R queries directly from within the Vertica database. HP also built in out-of-the-box algorithms to make the entire process easier for users new to the process.