Hewlett-Packard's Enterprise Services group Monday rolled out a new cloud-based analytics-as-a-service offering aimed at allowing customers to quickly test drive big data solutions.
Billed as a Big Data Discovery Experience as a service, HP said it allows customers to "determine the value of their new use cases and big data sets" before committing to large capital investments.
HP said the new service, which is based on its Haven big data platform, allows customers to "engage HP's data scientists and rapidly develop solutions that can be deployed either on premise or in the cloud."
"It's a test drive with data models, connectors [and] accelerators coupled with industry expertise, data scientist and technical expertise to enable discovery," said Ashim Bose, a senior director in HP's Enterprise Services group. "Once the business value is established, the findings can be implemented in a production environment."
HP does have "plans to move into SaaS [software-as-a-service] offers with a focus on the key industries and domains we play in," said Bose.