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HP Sharks take a bite out of Big Data challenges

celialawren on ‎05-19-2014 07:00 AM

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If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer volume and velocity of data generated every minute of every day, no wonder you are stuck trying to figure out what Big Data solution is the right one to meet your organization’s Big Data needs. What is the best data analytics solution? How does it integrate with the tools and data warehouse you’ve already got in place? Which solution is powerful, scalable and reliable enough to deal with the growing volumes of data?


Big Data will be driving a lot ofdiscussion at HP Discover Las Vegas. To help you focus, I’ve made a list of key Big Data sessions that I think will give you the best insights into which of the latest Big Data technologies might best fit your needs and your environment. The sessions cover all the major players and platforms – HP Vertica, SAP HANA, Microsoft SQL, and more. You’ll learn how HP has worked with the leading providers to build HP Converged Systems optimized expressly for Big Data workloads.


Ask questions of our onsite experts. Share concerns and experiences with fellow participants. Take all these learnings home and map out a plan that will set you own your path to utilizing the power of Big Data. Remember, the clock is ticking.


Discovery Theater DT3988 - Design your next-generation SAP HANA landscape with HP ConvergedSystem
Speaker: Manoj Suvarna

Time: Tuesday, June 10, 10:00 – 10:30 AM


Is the explosion in data volumes created by transactions and Social Media impacting your enterprise? What would you think about an integrated system that is purpose-built and tuned for managing these types of workloads? Meet the HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA®. Thanks to automated and unattended HP Serviceguard failover, you benefit from 2X faster performance that can scale up to 16 TB on premise. Designed for hosted and cloud environments, this high-performance easy-to-order system can go from order to operational in as little as 15 days. Join us at this session to learn why HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA is the right choice for you.



DT3987 - Stop singing the IBM blues: Why HP ConvergedSystem is the only product you can trust for your SAP HANA landscape
Speaker: Tom Mottershead
Time: Wednesday, June 11, 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Up until recently, you have had a few options for supporting your SAP HANA® journey. Looking at the landscape today, however, you find some vendors who are uncertain about their own product strategy, and others who are unprepared to accommodate your SAP HANA needs. Except for HP. HP is the right partner with the right vision for providing the right systems for your business analytics needs today, for meeting your data warehousing needs tomorrow, and for accommodating your business application requirements in the future. With 2X faster performance than IBM, coupled with unique data protection capabilities—all optimized for in-memory computing—HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA is the smart choice for supporting your SAP HANA journey.

Discussion Forum DF3991 - If you have SAP HANA questions, we have SAP HANA answers
Speaker: Vaibhav Rastogi
Time: Wednesday, June 11, 4:30 – 5:00 PM; Thursday, June 12, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Join us for an all-encompassing discussion on HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA®, where we will share questions, best practices, tips, and use cases. Tell us about your proposals for next-generation solutions. Now is the time to speak up and get the answers you need.


Business Breakout BB3228 - Calling all heroes: Removing the guesswork from SAP HANA Solution-as-a-Service for your business
Speakers: Mitchell Hall and Thad Gustafson of Accenture
Time: Thursday, June 12, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Become the hero you've always wanted to be within your organization. During this engaging discussion, you will hear how SAP®, Accenture, and HP worked together to develop a Solution-as-a-Service that reduces risk and speeds the time-to-value for your business. Collect the tools you need to introduce a high-performance analytic appliance to your company. Find out how you can benefit from rapid setup, reduced risk, minimum commitment, scaling options, and single-source accountability through a subscription service.


BB3989 - HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA. Introducing the world's most powerful, optimized platform for SAP HANA. It's your first step in the HANA journey.
Speaker: Vaibhav Rastogi
Time: Thursday, June 12, 9:00 – 10:00 AM

At HP, we recognize that SAP HANA® adoption is a journey. While working with customers like you, we’ve learned that the best plan for success is to create an adoption strategy built on a multi-year roadmap that starts with analytics and then moves to data warehousing, followed by the eventual migration to business applications. In this session, you will explore HP ConvergedSystem 500—a real-time data management platform optimized for SAP HANA. Designed for entry to midsize SAP® landscapes, this system delivers 2X better enterprise data warehousing (EDW) performance, coupled with 2X more data processed within a single database server. With HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA, you can take a critical step along your SAP HANA journey. Today, HP is the only vendor in the industry to demonstrate SAP HANA performance with the industry-standard benchmark. With so many options, it can be difficult to plan out your SAP HANA journey. Let HP help you get started.

Technical Breakout TB3070 - Analyze this! Project Kraken: SAP HANA® platform co-innovation for the next step in your analytics journey
Speakers: Ynema Mangum of HP, Alex Marx of SAP

Time: Wednesday, June 11, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


Get the inside story on the latest co-innovation between Intel, SAP, and HP. This SAP HANA-based platform is not your grandmother’s database machine. The HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA is a 12TB Shark. Join us at this session to learn how we developed this next-generation in-memory platform for both analytical and transactional workloads. Find out how SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. Discover how you can accelerate ROI with the HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA—and why it’s the optimal choice for performing real-time analytics and for developing and deploying real-time applications.

TB3742 - Harness the full power of Big Data with the new Big Data Appliance from HP and Microsoft
Speakers: Wendy Harms, Joe Sullivan

Time: Thursday, June 12, 1:30 – 2:30 PM


Are you searching for a way to more effectively manage the explosive growth of business data? Are you having trouble integrating and combining a traditional structured data warehouse with new unstructured data? If so, attend this session and learn about the new HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Microsoft Analytics Platform (formerly the HP AppSystem for PDW). This advanced platform delivers on the paradigm of a modern data warehouse; it combines both structured and unstructured data in a single factory-integrated appliance that helps business users get the performance, scale, and timeliness they require from a modern analytics system. During this session, you will receive a technical overview of the appliance architecture and learn about the benefits of the appliance delivery model. You will also discover how the appliance can provide business value for your organization.


TB3845 - HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Vertica: Faster, deeper Big Data insights
Speaker: Christopher Daly
Time: Thursday, June 12, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Hyperscale computing, scale-out clusters, and massively parallel processing (MPP) databases are the precursors to the Big Data era. HP engineers have many years of success designing, deploying, and maintaining some of the most demanding Big Data customer environments built on these technologies. In this session, you will learn how all of this expertise and experience culminate in the design of the newly announced HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Vertica—delivering 50–1,000 times better performance than legacy systems—while offering you up to 70 percent better TCO.

Finally, don’t forget to attend the kick-off keynote for the HP Converged Systems sub-track. Come hear Tom Joyce, who will share his vision for Converged Systems, where these systems have brought significant savings to the datacenter in the past year, and what’s recently been announced that drives new levels of Virtualization efficiency across IT infrastructure and more.


Track Keynote TK4178 - Transform your business with HP ConvergedSystem plus HP OneView: The automation solution for the only data center infrastructure you will ever need
Speaker: Tom Joyce

Time: Tuesday, Jun 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Meet HP ConvergedSystem—a portfolio of systems we affectionately call “Sharks.” Each HP ConvergedSystem is a pre-engineered, pre-integrated purpose-built system, built on a set of repeatable building blocks that are fast, simple, and cloud-compatible. And because ConvergedSystem is wrapped under a single management layer with HP OneView, it is your fastest path to the cloud—whether you use Big Data analytics, virtualization, or mobility to get there. And with a new consumption model that covers everything from ordering to operations, you can deliver the New Style of IT—and free up resources to meet all your business needs—in as few as 20 days. The next-generation data center you’ve been waiting for has arrived. Team #HPSharks is ready. Are you?


I really hope you get the opportunity to join me at HP Discover June 10-12 in Las Vegas. I look forward seeing you there!



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