Intel to make big data more of a reality than it is

Chip making giant Intel Corp. want to help businesses maximize the value of big data investment by launching the Intel Data Platform software suite.

Based on open source technologies, Intel Data Platform is designed to streamline the move from big data to big discoveries.

In addition, Intel released the Data Platform Analytics Toolkit, which creates a graph analytics and predictive modeling environment to help businesses uncover insights from hidden relationships within data. The Intel Data Platform provides an open environment for import, management and analysis of big data that builds upon the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop. The platform also features new data processing capabilities including streaming data processing, interactive and iterative analytics, and graph processing.

According to Intel, together these capabilities enable enterprises to extract value from data in ways not previously feasible with Apache Hadoop alone.

Boyd Davis, vice president and GM of Intel’s data centre software division, said as big data shifts from hype to reality, Intel is helping to break down the barriers to adoption by easing complexity and creating more value.

“Much like an operating system for big data processing, the Intel Data Platform supports a wide variety of applications while providing improved security, reliability and peace of mind to customers using open source software,” Davis said.

Intel provided an example of the platform: With fully integrated frameworks for stream processing in real time, companies such as retailers can use the Intel Data Platform to analyze social media and sensor data, in-store purchases, and inventory to gauge the impact of a celebrity endorsement on the demand for a new product. Using the interactive and iterative frameworks for big data       applications, industries such as telecommunications can look up a vast array of data tailored to a specific customer in order to personalize recommendations for new products or services.

The platform will be available next quarter in two versions – Enterprise       Edition and Premium Edition – each offering various levels of support.       The Enterprise Edition will offer full platform capabilities as a free       software product to customers who can support their deployment. The       Premium Edition will be available for purchase on an annual subscription       basis and will provide additional technical features including enhanced       automation, proactive security fixes and alerts, ongoing feature       enhancements, and live telephone technical support.


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