HP Vertica Introduces Big Data Solutions Certification Program

HP Vertica Introduces Big Data Solutions Certification Program 
HP ExpertOne Program Empowers Channel Partners, IT Professionals to
Monetize Structured, Semistructured, Unstructured Data 
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 availability
 HP 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 program
 Additional information for
resellers and professional services organizations about the partner
program and Vertica is available at www.vertica.com.  
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(1) "Predicts 2013: Big Data and Information Infrastructure,"
Gartner, Inc., November 2012.  
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