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Big Data finds a new HAVEn at HP Discover

bigdata.jpgUpon landing in Las Vegas for HP Discover 2013, I predicted that Las Vegas was going to make Big Data matter at HP Discover. Well, it certainly did so in a big way on the first day. HP announced an expanded Big Data portfolio, designed to enable organizations to gain better insight into their data and deliver real-time outcomes. The acronym — HAVEn — can be constructed using the initials of the enabling technologies: Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica and Enterprise Security represented by Arcsight and "n" apps built on this platform. But as I take a deeper look at the power of the integrated functionality of these technologies, there is a lot more context and meaning to this term. Let’s see why.


HAVEn is a Big Data analytics platform, which leverages HP’s analytics software, hardware and services to create the next generation of Big Data-ready analytics applications and solutions.


From my perspective, HAVEn is representing:

H – Hardware that provides the optimized infrastructure required to take

A Action on

V Value generated from information, based upon hidden insight

E Extracted from the Big Data, based upon the emerging

n  new Style of IT, which is grounded in simplicity, agility, speed and cost that HP CEO Meg Whitman outlined in her keynote at HP Discover.



HAVEn has all the right components needed to address the challenges of Big Data characterized by the four V’s below:

  • Volume: Theaverage stored data per company is 14.6 Petabytes1
  • Variety: 100M business events are generated per second2
  • Velocity: 1 Terabyte of machine data is created per hour3
  • Vulnerability: Average annual cost of information theft is $4M4

New challenges introduced by Big Data must be addressed by simple, agile solutions driven by a New Style of IT in a cost-effective manner. These are solutions that can effectively analyze the most valuable asset within the enterprise — information — both unstructured data (Autonomy) and structured data (Vertica) running on highly optimized hardware solutions. Also, these solutions need to ensure complete visibility into activity across the IT infrastructure (Arcsight) to reduce the cost of combating cybercrime.


Even Big Data itself is well aware of these challenges as expressed in its Open Letter to Enterprise IT. The world of Big Data has continued to evolve since the last HP Discover 2012 conference in Las Vegas. Perhaps, these were developments that culminated in Big Data finding a new HAVEn at the HP Discover 2013 conference. In Las Vegas, of course!


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1 HP Internal Analysis

2 Gartner: Actionable Analytics Will Be Driven by Mobile, Social and Big Data Forces in 2013 and Beyond Published: 25 January 2013 ID: G0024716

3 Gartner: The Information of Things: Why Big Data Will Drive the Value in the Internet of Things Published: 17 April 2013 ID: G00249066.

4 Ponemon: 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study October 2012

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