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Test your big data to prove its value before making investments

Bernd Mussmann, Principal Consultant, HP Enterprise Services – Germany sat down with us to discuss why HP’s Big Data Discovery Experience solution was a finalist and 3rd place winner in the Computerwoche’s “Best in Big Data” competition, and how it is helping clients tackle getting started with Big Data projects.




Bernd, why did you decide to enter HP Big Data Discovery Experience into Computerwoche’s Big Data competition?


As one of the lead engagement consultants within HP Information Management and Analytics Services organization I have had the opportunity to test and prove our Big Data Discovery Experience with numerous clients over the past several months. HP Big Data Discovery Experience (BDDE) simplifies and accelerates the entry path to unlocking the value of your information. It provides a scalable discovery environment where you can explore different technologies and experience insights gleaned from your own data without the significant, initial investment for skilled resources, software and hardware.


In fact, most of our clients repeatedly said that they need help in all areas of Big Data. Too many questions are still left unanswered in their minds on how to approach Big Data, such as…

  • What is the real value that I can get out of new or more data?
  • What is the right technology?
  • Which skills are needed and where to get them?
  • What is the right level of investment? How will I know?
  • And, we have the feeling that we are too slow to adopt in all of these emerging areas.

The BDDE has been designed to address these common, but critical, questions and concerns before every embarking on a Big Data journey.



How were the finalist evaluated?

Thirteen finalists had a total of six minutes to present their Big Data service or solution. We were evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Innovation & Big Data Vision  
  • Relevance for market – does it address different customer and market segments ?
  • Implementation and integration into existing architectures ?
  • Product status & Price / Performance


What was your winning strategy?

We wanted to find a way to express the tightly integrated services and software that make-up our BDDE solution - the uniqueness of HP HAVEn Big Data platform as part of the HP BDDE reference architecture  available as-a-service through the cloud.


I was also addressed the panels main points of interest:


Solution Proof of Value?

HP BDDE is an innovative solution that allow you to test drive your data upfront to prove (or disprove) the value of your business use cases.


Solution components?

There are 4 key components of BDDE:

  • Discovery Workshop:  One to two-day workshop to align business and IT and determine priorities
  • Discovery Diagnostics:  Two-week assessment for a Discovery Experience roadmap and value justification
  • Discovery Experience :  A private and secure Big Data “test-drive” environment
  • Discovery Production: Transform your business processes with validated use cases to realize insights

Solution technology?

Powered by HP HAVEn Big Data platform, addressing 100% of your data, structured and unstructured, and our Big Data Reference Architecture. The integrated products are surrounded by services, and packaged in a cloud environment.


Solution Benefits?

100% of your data, immediately available, with analytics experts, like data scientists and big data tech consultants, that can help you analyze it.  Easily operationalized in 6-12 weeks  with NO upfront investments.



Tell us about the jury’s reaction to your presentation?

Computerwoche’s jury, consisting of knowledgeable and prominent German BI / Big Data opinion leaders, liked HP’s “discovery experience idea concept very much. Our platform approach that combines pre-integrated software products and a package of services and reference architectures really surprised them.  The possibility to “prove the value” of big data use cases before making significant  investments  makes it easier for the clients to start tackling big data projects and as a result, the judges awarded us with 3rd place in Computerwoche “Best in Big Data” competition.


Learn more about HP Big Data Discovery Experience.

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