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HP is rolling out a new version of HP Neoview today. The HP Neoview Advantage has been upgraded on both the software and hardware fronts. The hardware change is to the HP Integrity BladeSystem giving the solution a more modular design and allowing for a smaller footprint especially on larger configurations. HP has added more power to address real-time demands coming from their customer base by using the Neoview Transporter product to supply the appliance with a streaming real-time information feed. Improvements in I/O have provided for faster scans and higher performance on complex queries.

The best part of the offering is that the system is designed to allow for mixed work loads and can handle both transactional and analytical demands at the same time. Its a true appliance solution as its a pre-configured hardware and software bundled solution.

I'm glad to see an announcement from HP on Neoview the industry is hearing a lot from the competition in this space Oracle, Teradata, Netezza and IBM have all had large user conferences in the past 6 weeks unveiling new strategies around appliance style solutions. The competition is getting fast and furious in the 4th quarter of 2009.

Posted November 4, 2009 5:47 AM
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Yeah!!! Greg Battas CTO of the Neoview Group at HP gets the Golden Power Point Award for starting off his IAP presentation today with a a powerful and simple slide that contained te following: "here's what we do", "here's where it fits" and "here's where we win". So with that said here is what YOU need to know.


What it is: Integrated hardware/software warehouse platform built on low cost commodity parts but using special software.

Where it fits

EDW, ODS or Challenging Data marts
Shared Services environment mixed workload
3 -300 TB raw data
Complex query processing
High SLA environment

Where they win
Mart/warehouse consolidation
Teradata Migration
*Dual vendor strategy
*Offloading with high service levels
Outgrown Oracle implementations

See other posts I've done on HP recently:
HP and Business Intelligence
Is HP Serious about Business Intelligence?

Phoenix Temperature Update: 103 F at 11:35AM

Tag: Business Intelligence, Independent Analyst Platform, HP

Posted July 2, 2008 12:08 PM
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Earlier this year I wrote a post about HP and weather they were serious about business intelligence. (Is HP Serious about Business Intelligence?) My position then was yes and as we approach the end of the year I got the opportunity to revisit the issue with HP today and found that it is in fact - TRUE. I have to commend the strategy and execution they have demonstrated. The acquisition of Knightsbridge was a total win and while they continue to work at fully unifying the two companies the combination very powerful. HP recently announced a 50% growth in business intelligence based clients in 07 and while I am sure a portion of that come by way of the Knightsbridge acquisition they are also adding new clients at a great pace. 2007 has brought them a 32% jump in business intelligence deals over the 1 million dollar mark.

Its going to be an interesting year in the business intelligence space and its clear HP is serious about playing a key role.

Tags: HP, Hewlett Packard, Business Intelligence, Neoview, Knightsbridge

Posted December 13, 2007 3:01 PM
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HP has created a lot of buzz in the past couple months. So how come I am still getting asked whether they are serious about business intelligence? Why are so many people who cover this space hesitant to acknowledge that HP is a real player? Is the only way to get our attention to buy another BI company? (I think Informatica would be a good guess more on that in another post) I am the first to admit that the advertising, marketing and PR machine that so many large companies are able to spin up have caused many of us to be cautious.

But with that said lets look at a couple facts:


  • HP purchased Knightsbridge Solutions with over 700 consultants specializing in data integration, Business intelligence and data warehousing.

  • They acquired TTP in EMEA 300 consultants specializing in data integration, Business intelligence and data warehousing.


  • Recent key technology hires

    1. Dan Holley who designed TAP at Teradata for integrating applications with the DW

    2. Ali El Khardobi who designed Oracle Warehouse Builder (not sure how to spell the name)

    3. Goetz Graf who did optimizer research at U of WI which is used in Teradata and Neoview optimizers

  • 3,000 employees working on BI products and services
  • I almost forgot to mention that the guy running HP (Mark Hurd) has just a little experience in this space. specific to business intelligence and data warehousing


  • HP Launched Neoview an integrated hardware/software platform for enterprise data warehousing designed to support 100’s of terabytes. A preconfigured solution that can be rapidly deployed, easily managed, and is compatible with existing BI applications and systems. Designed to bridge the gap from appliance to EDW.
  • What’s that silly sales phrase? “They eat their own dog food”
    Neoview is a key component in HP's own IT consolidation project. They are presently consolidating 762 data marts into a DS running on Neoview which will be

    1. Recognized as the authoritative source for all BI needs across HP,

    2. A scalable global information source for employees, customers, suppliers, and partners, and

    3. A sourcing mechanisms to obtain information from internal and external data sources on an ongoing basis


  • HP labs - They are working on advanced business intelligence projects that support Neoview in the areas of supporting emerging applications w/ rich data types, complexity management, further optimization of parallel processing, semantic technologies.
  • And the list goes on, A huge BI/DW sales staff, solid partner strategy and formation of a Business Information Optimization organization focused on information lifecycle management and BI.

So, I might be wrong but it seems clear to me that HP is serious about business intelligence. What do you think? Drop me an email or comment here in the blog.

Technorati Tags: Business Intelligence, HP, Hewlett Packard, Neoview

Posted May 7, 2007 7:38 AM
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