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The excitement behind Apache Spark reached an apex last week during the 2014 Spark Summit put on by Databricks, the company behind the in-memory analytics phenomenon. With a large community of users and growing support from software vendors, the future for Spark certainly appears bright. But there’s a large amount of work ahead to fulfill the promise of Spark, including hardening various components. Providing an easier-to-use alternative to MapReduce is the first use case for Spark, which is said to Read more…
In the quest to achieve data-driven insight, Hadoop running on Intel X86-based processors has emerged as a defacto standard. But X86 is not the only game in town, and before the book on Hadoop is written, IBM would like to say a thing or two about the virtues of running Hadoop on its Power processor. Unlike most enterprise software markets over the past 30 years, the combination of hardware architecture and operating system is almost completely absent from the Hadoop Read more…
No longer content to sit on the sidelines of major Hadoop events, Intel has unveiled its strategy to tap into the momentum around the open source platform with its own purpose-built distribution.
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In today’s data-driven world, security and privacy are ever-present concerns. A new initiative from Intel, codenamed Reliance Point, aims to provide a safe way for organizations to blend their databases in order to facilitate analytics, without jeopardizing confidentiality.
It should come as no surprise that the chip giant Intel is keen on the movement that wants to put a chip on literally everything, but today the company made it official by announcing it would be forming an Internet of Things (IoT) group to push its own vision.
Intel Labs shared some of the innovative things it’s working on during an event held last week in San Francisco. Among the potential products the respected lab has cooking are intelligent headlights for cars, personalized shopping experiences for consumers, and sensors that automatically warn people about bad air quality.
The advent of electric cars has introduced a new energy usage animal for utility companies and consumers to deal with. With the help of Intel distribution and Hadoop processing and the Texas Advanced Computing Canter, the Pecan Street Project in Austin has been set up to assist utilities and customers make informed decisions on energy usage in homes and across communities, with a special interest in how solar panels and electric cars affect that usage.
While some are drinking the big data Kool-Aid, Intel seems to be guzzling straight out of the punchbowl and says they’ve already realized millions in ROI benefits.