NORC Chooses Vertica, an HP Company, to Accelerate and Scale

NORC Chooses Vertica, an HP Company, to Accelerate and Scale
Healthcare Analysis Services 
HP Vertica Boosts Performance of SAS Packages for Independent
Research Organization 
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/12 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) -
Vertica, an HP Company, today announced that NORC at the University
of Chicago -- an independent research organization with more than 70
years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis and
dissemination -- has selected HP Vertica to accelerate and scale its
deep-dive analytics programs for healthcare research offerings.  
NORC collaborates with governments, educational and nonprofit
organizations, and businesses to provide data and analysis that
support informed decision making in health, education, economics,
crime, justice, energy, security and the environment.  
"With the speed, simplicity and cost advantages offered by HP
Vertica, we are able focus more on conducting high-quality research
and analysis rather than worrying about infrastructure and hardware,"
said Tim Mulcahy, director, Data Enclave, NORC at the University of
Chicago. "HP Vertica gives NORC a decided competitive advantage, and
we already have plans to expand the platform's usage for other
projects with big data needs." 
HP Vertica software is able to interoperate with SAS analytics "out
of the box" with excellent performance. The result is greatly
accelerated deployment time and reduced time to results for SAS jobs
at NORC. HP Vertica also delivers world-class performance for SAS
analytics using Vertica's standard ODBC connectors, eliminating the
need to manipulate the data and fine-tune the queries. 
"Vertica and SAS worked together to help NORC develop a
high-performance SAS environment," said Nancy Call, account
executive, SAS. "Vertica connected to SAS very easily with our Access
Engine for ODBC and within one day, the customer was able to run some
of their SAS queries against Vertica."  
"A number of our customers are using SAS for their deep-dive
analytics, and we need to offer the same level of speed and
performance with SAS as we do with our own in-database analytics,"
said Shilpa Lawande, vice president, Engineering,Vertica, an HP
Company. "Here at HP Vertica, we've put a lot of time into how we
work with the business intellig
ence ecosystem, and it shows with
customers like NORC, who discover unprecedented performance with HP
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