February 14, 2011

Some quick notes on HP-Vertica

HP is acquiring Vertica. 

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12 Responses to “Some quick notes on HP-Vertica”

  1. Conor O'Mahony on February 14th, 2011 12:29 pm

    Interesting analysis. Such activity could certainly catapult HP forward in its [assumed] software strategy. The synergies across the companies would certainly mitigate a portion of the integration risk. But you assume HP are “attuned to the needs of succeeding in a highly competitive, rapidly innovative marketplace”. How is their track record in this regard? Especially when it comes to software…

  2. Curt Monash on February 14th, 2011 12:40 pm

    Conor,

    I make no such assumption.

  3. Conor O'Mahony on February 14th, 2011 1:01 pm

    You are correct. I was putting works in your mouth :-) Apologies.

  4. Anurag on February 14th, 2011 1:03 pm

    With those three acquisitions, they’ll have all of 50 or so million in revenue in the data management space?

    It is hard for me to see HP competing with IBM, Oracle or Microsoft in this area without a purchase of SAP/Sybase and/or Teradata. The technology acquisitions are fine, but they need to buy a customer base (in data management) as well.

    Vertica may help them against EMC/Greenplum.

  5. Dj Das on February 14th, 2011 2:10 pm

    This acquisition makes sense from a strategic point of view for HP, but they should now seamlessly integrate Vertica’s technology with its other product offerings in this domain to make it all work for the end customer.

    I believe that there is still a lot of merit in HP also buying out Aster, in addition to this acquisition.

  6. Curt Monash on February 14th, 2011 2:27 pm

    Vertica has had some success in OEMing to network-monitoring kinds of vendors, but otherwise what kind of integration do you have in mind?

  7. Siguen los movimientos en el mercado BI « Information Management on February 14th, 2011 4:21 pm

    [...] compra Vertica. Buenas notas. Hacía días que el mercado estaba parado y parece que se vuelve a reactivar. Interesante [...]

  8. randy on February 14th, 2011 9:36 pm

    Does the ax fall on Neoview?

  9. Aaron on February 14th, 2011 10:12 pm

    Interesting. If HP keeps aligning with MS, it could offer fast track SQL Server appliances for general rdbms, and scale out Vertica ones as an alternative to PDW (and if PDW matures – still offer Vertica as the intermediate size mart offering to PDWs EDW, and Vertica as the spoke to PDW hubs as well).

    The Streambase synergy comment makes no sense to me unless they are willing to invest in integration where CEP turns mostly into an ETL tool.

    The most likely outcome to me is that HP blows integration of Vertica (and IBM only sells Netezzas to F100 companies) creating big opportunities and risk for the other vendors – who likely will need to make it on their own. The next most likely option is one more of the column dbmses is bought by (IBM/Oracle/Teradata)

  10. Curt Monash on February 15th, 2011 8:50 am

    The ax has already fallen on Neoview. Neoview has shuffled off the mortal coil. Neoview is pushing up daisies. Neoview is an ex-product.

  11. Quora on February 21st, 2011 6:29 am

    What does the Big Data ecosystem look like today, and how will it change over the next decade?…

    For sellers: Hadoop platform is leading the way including main MapReduce and HBase and HDFS components (batch crunching, lookups, storage): Cloudera, Datameer, Infosphere. Then all the appliances/analytics DBMS folks goes: Aster, ParAccel, Greenplum (E…

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