What is the newest trend in computer technology: big data or advanced analytics? Well, with the latest advancements being made by private tech firms attempting to gain traction in the industry, it seems a bit of both, a positive for businesses and consumers alike.
It was reported that Intel is making significant headway in processing big data. Attempting to double the performance mechanisms over the preceding generation, Intel has introduced the brand new Xeon E7 v2 chipset. Essentially, the company is trying to gain a bigger piece of the big data pie than it already maintains.
According to CNet: the Xeon processor E7 8800/4800/2800 v2 production portfolio was created to assist the 32-socket servers with modulation of at most 15 process cores and an additional 1.5 terabytes of memory per socket.
“The advanced performance, memory capacity and reliability of the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family enables IT organizations to deliver real-time analysis of large data sets to spot and capitalize on trends, create new services and deliver business efficiency,” Intel said in a news release.
The newest unveiling took place at the Exploratorium museum during a media event Tuesday. Company executives noted that the chipset series is abiding by the company’s Internet of Things initiative – it’s projected that the chip processor developer will increase to include approximately 30 billion devices within the next five years.
Economic Times reports that in the realm of big data, Intel is maintaining a focus on an array of industries such as retail (DealPly), healthcare (GNS Healthcare) and manufacturing (Raytheon).
Intel will be collaborating with HANA-SAP for the company’s in-memory analytics, according to Ganapathy Subramanian, VP, Customer Engagement and Strategic Projects, SAP Labs India. HANA presently maintains an international clientele base of approximately 2,500 and their products are certified if they are operated on Intel Xeon.
Furthermore, Intel has begun to distribute Apache Hadoop, a successful big data analytics platform that has grown in popularity in the last few years, a time when big data was just beginning to make its way into the vernacular of information technology professionals and enterprises.
“Apache has the open source distribution of Hadoop and then there is the Intel Distributed Hadoop (IDH). IDH is optimized to take advantage of all those micro features in terms of security and performance that the open source version lacks,” said Rajiv Bhalla, Director-Market Development. “To give a number- IDH is 30% faster than the open source Hadoop when implemented on the same machine- only because it is able to leverage those micro features.”
India has become one of the largest markets of the big data industry, notes the Business-Standard.