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Creating the New Big Data Developer By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Using Big Data analytics to help businesses transform their IT operations, power information governance and compliance

HP hasn't exactly coined the term Big Data developer. Except, perhaps, it maybe kind of has if you look at the recent tools being rolled out from the firm's HP Software division.

All working towards what HP loves to call "business transformation" - the company is now also using the term "new style of IT," by which it of course means cloud-centric (always hybrid) technology architectures aligned to take advantage of Big Data analytics (even in SMBs) and other more cutting-edge elements such as enterprise social activity and collaboration technology.

In a mobile-first world always, obviously.

What HP Software does, actually
The firm's HP Software division exists not to fabricate and physically develop software applications down to the level of runtime, binaries and component levels in the first instance (although HP Software engineers are quite clearly conversant with all these mechanics) - rather it exists to supply the infrastructural and architectural technologies needed to run other pieces of software.

HP Haven OnDemand
In terms of what HP Software does produce for consumption so-to-speak, we need to look at HP Haven OnDemand, a core component of the firm's Big Data offering that now exists to give users cloud-based access to components of HP's own analytics platform.

Looking closer here... HP Haven OnDemand (which runs on the HP Helion cloud for obvious reasons) enables customers to analyze all forms of data, including:

  • Business data
  • Machine data and unstructured data
  • Human-generated information

The firm says that developers can also use Haven OnDemand as a web service, as well as engage with what it calls "a robust and growing" community to create next-generation applications and services.

A data-centric analysis-centric programmer
HP hasn't really used the term "Big Data developer" in quite as direct a form, but the firm is very much edging to provide tools for this kind of data-centric analysis-centric programmer. The firm also announced that it will embed its Haven assets deeper into the HP Software application portfolio with new offerings that use Big Data analytics to help businesses transform their IT operations, power information governance and compliance and achieve greater levels of information security.

"To succeed in today's marketplace, businesses must be able to leverage all forms of data, at high speed and in context, in order to capitalize on emerging opportunities and manage risk and costs," said Robert Youngjohns, GM and EVP, HP Software (@HPSoftware). "With today's announcement, we are making our unique Big Data platform more accessible and adaptable than ever before, giving customers, partners, and developers an unmatched set of assets that can help them create winning, data-driven businesses."

A platform proposition
HP Haven is a platform that allows organizations to put data and insights at the core of their business says the firm. The proposition here is a route to transforming "every aspect" of an enterprise, from the datacenter to mobile customer-facing applications at the edge. The suggestion here is that with HP Haven OnDemand, developers can tap into key components of the HP Haven Enterprise platform to gain insights, rapid time to value and analytic functionality on all types of data, within minutes.

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services.

More Stories By Adrian Bridgwater

Adrian Bridgwater is a freelance journalist and corporate content creation specialist focusing on cross platform software application development as well as all related aspects software engineering, project management and technology as a whole.

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