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HP Vertica Introduces Big Data Solutions Certification Program
[January 09, 2013]

HP Vertica Introduces Big Data Solutions Certification Program

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the first Big Data Solutions training and certification program for the HP Vertica Analytics Platform.

Available through HP ExpertOne, the program helps organizations optimize Big Data by empowering IT executives to leverage structured, semistructured and unstructured data.

The growing volume, variety and velocity of information present challenges and opportunities for organizations. According to a recent Gartner report, by 2015, Big Data demand will reach 4.4 million jobs globally but only one-third of those jobs will be filled.(1) IT professionals must acquire the skills needed to connect, analyze and manage any type of information, in any location, using any interface, to help organizations fully realize the potential of Big Data.

This new training and certification program validates the skills and proficiency of HP Vertica system administrators, database analysts and application developers responsible for managing Big Data analytics. Gaining certification enables IT professionals to demonstrate their ability to optimize and monetize Big Data analytics for organizational growth, while accelerating career development.

"Our partners and customers are eager to complete a formal certification process that establishes their qualifications as Big Data experts," said Byron Berk, manager, Services and Training, HP Vertica. "By offering the new HP Vertica Big Data Solutions certification, we are empowering organizations to combine the power of the industry-leading HP Vertica Analytics platform with the advanced analytics skills of their IT professionals." Hundreds of customers and a growing partner ecosystem rely on the HP Vertica Analytics Platform to monetize Big Data at hyperspeed and massive scale. Customers and partners can become Big Data certified and benchmark a user's knowledge of the HP Vertica Analytics Platform with credentials offered through the HP ExpertOne program.


To ensure the highest standard of Big Data education, certification requires extensive training through coursework and real-world, on-the-job experience with the HP Vertica Analytics Platform prior to taking the exam.

"Our clients realize the potential of Big Data, but lack the necessary expertise to optimize their massive volumes of information," said Behfar Jahanshahi, president and chief executive officer, Interworks, an IT services and business solutions provider. "By partnering with HP to provide certification for the HP Vertica Analytics Platform -- the premier data analytics platform -- we enable our clients to capitalize on the enormous market potential of Big Data." The HP ExpertOne program offers certifications and training to more than 500,000 IT professionals in Big Data, cloud, converged infrastructure, networking, operating systems, security servers, software, solutions and storage. The HP ExpertOne community is a network of qualified HP channel partners, customers and employees who have passed certification exams that validate skills and competencies for credentials offered through the program.

Pricing and availabilityHP Vertica Big Data Solutions certification is now available to all worldwide partners and customers. Exam registration is available at www.hp.com/go/ExpertOne.

HP Vertica channel partner programAdditional information for resellers and professional services organizations about the partner program and Vertica is available at www.vertica.com.

About HPHP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1) "Predicts 2013: Big Data and Information Infrastructure," Gartner, Inc., November 2012.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; assumptions related to pension and other post-retirement costs and retirement programs; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

© 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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