STATISTICA HP: Massively Parallel, In-Memory Processing of Huge Data


TULSA, Okla., May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StatSoft, Inc., announces STATISTICA HP, the latest release of Version 12 of the STATISTICA analytics platform, designed to leverage information contained in extremely large data sets using massively parallel and in-memory processing.

STATISTICA's high performance (HP) technology makes it possible for StatSoft customers to bring supercomputing power to their big data, leveraging multiprocessor servers that are rapidly becoming more affordable and widely available at large enterprises as well as SMEs. For example, the familiar Microsoft Windows® server-based environment is now available with up to 256 logical processors with Windows Server 2008 R2, and up to 640 logical processors with Windows Server 2012.

"With the latest release of STATISTICA HP, we have achieved remarkable performance on practically all computational tasks, in particular for in-memory data processing on high-performance servers," says Dr. Thomas Hill, StatSoft's VP of Analytic Solutions.

As an example, STATISTICA HP can compute one million correlations in a data set of one million records with 1,000 fields in only seconds (depending on the clock speed and memory configuration) utilizing all available processor cores of a 64-core server with 256GB of RAM.

Additionally, the architecture of STATISTICA HP provides numerous optimizations that involve massive parallelization during the model building process as well as the scoring process.

In STATISTICA HP 12, all advanced modeling algorithms--including the most powerful ensemble models such as random trees forest, gradient boosted trees, and others--are implemented to take advantage of large numbers of cores and available RAM for efficient in-memory model building against big data.

About StatSoft, Inc.

StatSoft was founded in 1984 and is now one of the world's largest providers of analytics software, with 30 offices around the globe and more than one million users of its STATISTICA software. StatSoft's solutions enjoy an extremely high level of user satisfaction across industries, as demonstrated in the unprecedented record of top ratings in practically all published reviews and large, independent surveys of analytics users worldwide. With its comprehensive suite of STATISTICA solutions for a wide variety of industries, StatSoft is a trusted partner of the world's largest organizations and businesses (including most of the Fortune 500 companies), providing mission-critical applications that help them increase productivity, control risk, reduce waste, streamline operations, achieve regulatory compliance, and protect the environment.

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CONTACT: Paul Hiller StatSoft, Inc. Marketing Specialist +1 918-749-1119 x270

Source: StatSoft