This IDC study examines the growing adoption of HPC technologies by commercial firms to address mission-critical big data analytics problems. The HPC government market was arguably the birthplace of big data. HPC long ago moved into the private sector for applications based on data-intensive modeling and simulation, such as product development. In the 1980s, the financial services industry pioneered the commercial use of HPC for big data analytics.
"Today, more and more commercial firms are adopting HPC technology to tackle mission-critical advanced analytics problems that enterprise IT technology alone can't handle effectively. Some of these companies are already saving tens of millions of dollars per year," said Steve Conway, IDC research vice president for High Performance Computing/Data Analysis. "Competitive forces will drive more large companies, as well as SMEs, to exploit HPC technology as the market evolves from today's static searches to the emerging era of higher-value, dynamic pattern discovery."
CIO and Technology Professionals Agenda , High-Performance Computing Pathfinders , High-Performance Data Analysis
Analytic applications, Big Data analytics and discovery, Big data and analytics, Cognitive computing, Information and data management, Information transformation, Parallel and distributed file systems, Technical Servers