HP AppSystem gets new apps for big data nous

HP has announced three new apps designed to make the most of the insights offered by its big data and analytics AppSystem.

HP has added three applications to its AppSystems portfolio in an effort to help companies optimise the information they receive.

Paul Miller, HP. Image: Sam Shead

HP said at its 'Discover' conference in Frankfurt on Tuesday that the new applications will enable businesses and governments to extract value from all of their structured, semi-structured and unstructured information.

The first application, HP AppSystem for Apache Hadoop, allows customers to quickly deploy analytics on multiple sources of data within the enterprise; it includes software from Cloudera and cluster management tools from HP. HP said AppSystem for Apache Hadoop would be available in December.

The AppManager feature within AppSystem for Apache Hadoop provides continuous monitoring of the entire IT environment and allows companies to manage nodes and identify any failures that reduce server performance.

"AppManager for Hadoop is a complete dashboard that enables customers to manage hardware and software as one from a remote screen," said Paul Miller, vice president of converged application systems at the HP Enterprise Group.

Without this, Miller claimed, companies are "flying relatively blind" today when they use Hadoop to handle data on thousands of nodes.

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AppSystem for Hadoop can be deployed in 30 minutes using HP's Cluster Insight Management Utility software. The application also offers improved performance with HP's ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) DL380 servers, HP said.

HP's second announcement, AppSystem for Vertica, combines HP's Converged Infrastructure with the HP Vertica Analytics Platform and is optimised for HP storage servers and networks. The company said the system has several new features that can help a business scale up operations as the need to analyse big data grows. AppSystem for Vertica is scheduled for release in early 2013.

"Vertica nodes provide real-time analytics and deep insight into all the data stored in that data lake [Hadoop]," Miller said.

Finally, HP AppSystem for Autonomy eDiscovery — available in early 2013 — is designed to speed up the extraction of information provided in response to legal requests. It aims to reduce cost and risk for clients with its new built-in analytics, workflow automation and real-time dashboard reporting capabilities.


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