HP has become the latest major technology company to put analytics into the cloud, unveiling Haven OnDemand which takes the firm's big data service into the Helion cloud platform.
Haven OnDemand provides the ability to analyse multiple forms of data, including company, machine and unstructured data, along with human information.
The platform has two big data service subsets in the form of Vertica OnDemand and IDOL OnDemand.
Vertica OnDemand analyses structured enterprise data stored in rows and fields, and can scale to meet business demand, the firm said.
IDOL OnDemand, meanwhile, analyses unstructured data, allowing companies to sift through data sources such as text, images, social media, videos, emails and web content to extract patterns, meanings and relationships.
The Haven suite was previously offered in a hardware and software bundle to provide easy-to-use analytics, but HP claims that putting Haven into the cloud offers the ability to tap into the analytics services more quickly.
HP will also further embed the analytics capabilities of the Haven suite into its software application portfolio so that businesses can harness big data analytics across their companies.
Integrating analytics into HP's software allows companies to use analytics to optimise IT operations, improve cyber security and better manage business content such as documents, according to HP.
HP is not the first company to put analytics services into a cloud platform. SAP recently added analytics to the HANA Cloud Platform courtesy of business intelligence specialist Birst.
IBM has also created a cloud-based analytics service known as Watson Analytics that offers access to analytics based on 'cognitive computing' techniques derived from the company's Watson supercomputer.
Salesforce recently unveiled a cloud analytics service called Wave which provides the ability to drag-and-drop data from third-party applications into the analytics tool.
Cloud computing allows these companies to reduce the amount of computing power that a customer needs to have on site, thereby reducing the money spent on hardware, infrastructure and energy consumption.
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