Rethink BI : Business Insights over Business Intelligence
The purpose of this business insights thought leadership blog is to share the HP point of view on industry trends such as Big Data and Real Time Analytics, and provide updates on key innovations and solutions.

Delivering business insights for CROSSMARK with HP AppSystem for Parallel Data Warehouse

“Two thousand employees now are empowered to be more effective consumers of data, and associated management and analytics, for the good of CROSSMARK and its customers.”


– David Reis, director of application development, CROSSMARK


Generating 22,000 reports a week for 1,000 customers is a major task, and critical when those reports help customers make strategic decisions about their product distribution, inventory management, placement, promotion and pricing.


It’s key to the success of CROSSMARK, the largest in-store marketing services group in North America, and is dependent on their ability to collect, store and analyse data effectively.


HP helps put business decisions in the hands of every worker

Business Intelligence is increasingly becoming a “mass-market tool”, rather than an area that requires “specialist capability”.


In a recent article, Information Age identified three main trends that are driving business led BI, where average users can easily get the insights they need:


  • Growing appreciation of the value of data
  • Availability of faster & cheaper hardware and more user-friendly software
  • Consumerization of IT

New program from HP and Microsoft is good news for SQL Server customers at #WPC2013

At #WPC2013 this week Microsoft announced a new program with HP focused around three main initiatives:

  • Server Virtualization and Private Cloud
  • Client Virtualization / Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Data Management and BusinessIntelligence

On the data management side HP has worked closely with Microsoft to deliver solutions which are optimized around Microsoft SQL Server SQL Server 2012, which has been a big focus at Microsoft WW Partner Conference this week, including discussion around greater performance and predictability of applications running in the cloud.

HP does it again! Outstanding performance for SAP ERP on Microsoft SQL Server/Windows Hyper-V

By Jodie Jordanger - HP Converged Systems


The HP ProLiant BL460 Gen8 Server Blade has achieved #1 two-processor result on three-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark.


The results are stunning:  42,400 SAP SD benchmark users, 231,580 SAPS, and a response time of .99 seconds.  SeeSAP benchmark certification (#2013016),  June 8, 2013.*

HP Data Management solutions for SQL Server at Microsoft TechEd Europe 2013

By Michael Kohs - Technical Consultant, HP Converged Systems


At Microsoft TechEd 2013 in Madrid, between 25-28 June, customers can learn how to effectively manage Big Data with HP and Microsoft using high speed data querying and analysis with standard software and infrastructure.


Because Big Data is now everywhere, data warehouse solutions are getting bigger and bigger.   This means companies need to effectively manage the huge amount of data they’re storing today.  Most historically grown solutions are not able to provide the capacity and scale needed for today’s demands.

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