HPDA is the term IDC coined to describe the formative market for big data workloads that exploit HPC resources. The HPDA market represents the convergence of long-standing, data-intensive modeling and simulation (M&S) methods in the HPC market segments that IDC has tracked for more than 25 years and newer high-performance analytics methods that are increasingly employed in these segments as well as by commercial organizations that are adopting HPC for the first time.
"Leading commercial companies in a variety of market segments are turning to HPC technologies for challenging big data analytics workloads that enterprise IT technology alone cannot tackle effectively. HPC systems can handle more complex queries, more variables, and faster turnaround requirements," said
The IDC study, Worldwide High-Performance Data Analysis 2014–2018 Forecast (IDC #248789), provides IDC's second worldwide revenue forecast, along with historical data, for HPC server systems that are used primarily (>50% of cycles) for data-intensive computing. Historical and forecast data is given for this market in total and for each of the technical computing industry/application segments that IDC tracks within the formative HPDA market. IDC's HPC team has closely tracked the evolution of the HPDA market for more than five years, documenting nearly 200 in-depth use cases in the process. The knowledge gained from this scrutiny has enabled the team to characterize and quantify HPDA market segments with greater confidence.
The companion study, Worldwide High-Performance Data Analysis Storage 2014–2018 Forecast (IDC #249177), provides IDC's worldwide revenue forecast, along with historical data, for HPC storage systems that are used primarily (>50% of cycles) for data-intensive computing. Historical and forecast data is given for this market in total and for each of the technical computing industry/application segments that IDC tracks within the formative HPDA storage system market.
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