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HP’s Big Data Toys Not Playing Well Together?

HP’s Next Generation Information Platform is based on Autonomy’s IDOL 10 and Vertica’s analytics database

Hmm, that's curious. Fortune noticed that Vertica, the analytic database management software that HP bought early last year for ~$350 million, has been quietly shifted out from under Autonomy and its boss Mike Lynch, who was given information management to run when HP closed on the $10.2 billion Autonomy acquisition in October.

In November HP announced its Next Generation Information Platform, a Big Data analytics platform based on Autonomy's unstructured data analytics engine, IDOL 10, and Vertica's analytics database. The platform combines structured and unstructured data into a unified workflow.

Vertica is now under ex-Microsoftie Bill Veghte, who's running HP's software unit. Wonder what that says for Mike Lynch.

Meanwhile Vertica's ex-CEO Chris Lynch (yes, another Lynch) just left HP, a year practically to the day after HP picked up Vertica. He intends to turn angel investor and is promising to put money into 20 Big Data start-ups in the Boston area. According to the Boston Globe he wants to "revitalize" Boston.

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