StatSoft has introduced Statistica HP, the latest release of version 12 of the Statistica analytics platform, designed to utilise information contained in extremely large data sets using massively parallel and in-memory processing.
Statistica's high-performance technology makes it possible for StatSoft customers to bring supercomputing power to their big data, using 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,' said 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) utilising all available processor cores of a 64-core server with 256GB of RAM.