HP Launches Vertica Marketplace for Developers

The Vertica Marketplace provides a hub for developers, partners and customers to create and share extensions, enhancements and solutions.

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard has launched the Vertica Marketplace, an online portal for developers, Vertica users and technology partners to create and sell big data analytics solutions built for the company's Vertica Analytics Platform.

With the Vertica Marketplace, developers and companies can gain value from 100 percent of information, spanning structured, semistructured and unstructured data, through connectors and extensions that store, manage and analyze big data.

This includes integration with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and HP HAVEn big data analytics platform, including the HP Autonomy IDOL platform. HAVEn combines technologies including Autonomy IDOL, the Vertica Analytics Platform, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager and ArcSight Logger, as well as industry offerings such as Hadoop.

"Our rapidly growing community of customers, partners and developers are building vertical and horizontal solutions on, and creating new add-on capabilities to, Vertica every day," Colin Mahony, vice president and general manager of Vertica for HP, said in a statement. "The HP Marketplace provides a place where our community can share and market their capabilities to help other organizations and developers fuel further innovation."

The Vertica Marketplace also provides a hub for developers, partners and customers to create and share extensions, enhancements and solutions that integrate with, and enhance the value of, the Vertica Analytics Platform.

These add-ons and solutions include connectors and third-party extensions; business intelligence tools; extract, transform and load (ETL) and data transformation products; connectors and tools for HAVEn; and industry and other OEM solutions.

Organizations can also capitalize on shared intelligence by engaging developers in both the Vertica Marketplace and Community through a social interface that allows users to pose questions, interact with subject matter experts and review previous discussions, as all questions are cataloged and searchable.

In addition, Vertica Marketplace members will gain access to the latest innovations from Vertica through its incubation program.

New developments include Vertica Distributed R, which helps data scientists overcome the scalability and performance limitations of the R programming language and tackle problems not previously solvable by accelerating the analysis of large data sets by running R computations on multiple nodes.

Vertica Place stores and analyzes geospatial data in real time, including locations, networks and regions. This analytics pack provides Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards–based functionality and integrates with third-party applications.

Lastly, Vertica Pulse helps organizations leverage an in-database sentiment analysis tool that scores short data posts, including social data, such as Twitter feeds or product reviews, to gauge the most popular topics of interest, analyze how sentiment changes over time, and identify advocates and detractors.