Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software Named a Leader by Independent Research Firm for Cognitive Search and Knowledge Discovery Solutions

HPE IDOL earns a leader position in recent evaluation for Cognitive Search and Knowledge Discovery in a market where relevancy and completeness of search results matter most.


PALO ALTO, Calif., July 6, 2017Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced that it has been named a leader inThe Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search and Knowledge Discovery Solutions, Q2 2017 report. HPE IDOL had among the highest scores in the architecture, data acquisition and search technology criteria in the Forrester report.

HPE IDOL is a unified data analytics platform that supports more than 1,000 data formats – encompassing text, video, image, and audio content – and provides out-of-the box access to 150 data sources to unlock comprehensive insights by revealing trends, patterns and relationships. Built on proven world-class technology and innovations such as machine learning and deep neural networks, HPE IDOL powers many data intensive solutions such as HPE eDiscovery, HPE Investigative Analytics and HPE Content Manager.

According to Forrester, cognitive search and knowledge discovery is defined as the new generation of enterprise search using artificial intelligence (i.e. natural language processing and machine learning) to ingest, understand, organize and query digital content from multiple data sources.[1] The report recognized HPE IDOL’s recent enhancements, including a question and answer capability that enables developers to build virtual assistants and chatbots.

“Extracting maximum value from unstructured data is a challenge that organizations are consistently addressing due to the wide variety of data formats and sources,” said Joe Garber, global vice president of marketing, Information Management & Governance, HPE Software. “HPE IDOL offers a comprehensive data analytics platform powered by machine learning to address  diverse use cases across industries. HPE information Governance solution portfolio takes full advantage of this industry leading artificial intelligence platform to deliver advanced search and analytics capabilities. Recognized by Forrester as a leader in cognitive search and knowledge discovery solutions confirms that our offering meets and exceeds market expectations for our customers that are reaping the benefits using HPE IDOL.”

In the report, Forrester identifies four characteristics that cognitive search and knowledge discovery solutions should have: the ability to understand any data, employ AI technologies, handle big data, and enable developers to build search applications. HPE IDOL received the highest score in the current offering category of all the solutions evaluated. Forrester stated that HPE IDOL can “analyze whatever you throw at it” and provides comprehensive capabilities that can lead to complex implementations and capabilities to build virtual conversational assistants.[2]


Additional Information

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1 “The Forrester Wave: Cognitive Search and Knowledge Discovery Solutions, Q2 2017” June 2017

2 “The Forrester Wave: Cognitive Search and Knowledge Discovery Solutions, Q2 2017” June 2017

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