4. HP Puts Big Data At Center Of Comeback Effort
Hewlett-Packard Software chief George Kadifa (pictured) told CRN in March that HP was planning to spend around $1 billion this year on R&D and marketing for its big data software portfolio. In the first big step in June, HP unveiled "Haven," which stands for Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica, and Enterprise Security; the"n" stands for the large number of hardware and software offerings that can connect into the HP Big Data analytics platform.
HP said in September that more than 120 partners had already signed up to sell at least one piece of the portfolio. In December, six of HP's top partners, including Avnet and Wipro Limited, launched big data offerings based on the Haven platform.