Vertica, a non-appliance Big Data Analytics Platform, is a powerful engine to store and analyse large & complex data sets. The latest version with machine learning adds compelling benefits for exploiting streaming data.
Its stable partner IDOL is an optimal solution to analyse unstructured data. In the days as "Autonomy" before being acquired by HPE it famously revolutionised police force fingerprint recognition with its machine-learning capabilities.
Combined they are a formidable technology solution for big data, accessing the 50% to 90% of (generally inaccessible) enterprise unstructured data.
This strategic sale, if true as seems likely, may allow new buyers to give these products the attention and priority they deserve.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise is in talks with buyout firm Thomas Bravo to sell its software division, hoping it can fetch between $8 billion and $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter..... HPE's software unit generated $3.6 billion in net revenue in 2015, down from $3.9 billion in 2014. The company has said revenue growth in its software unit has been challenged by a market shift toward cloud subscription offerings. HPE acquired part of its software portfolio as a result of its ill-fated $10.3 billion acquisition of Autonomy in 2011 and the $4.5 billion acquisition of Mercury Interactive in 2006. The software assets also include Vertica, a big data analytics platform, ArcSight, a cyber security firm as well as products for IT operations management.