Intel Unveils Analytics Technologies for Big Data, IoT
Among the offerings is Discovery Peak, analytics software that is underpinning a cloud platform created to facilitate collaborative cancer research.SAN FRANCISCO—Intel last year introduced its Internet of things (IoT) Platform, a reference architecture that uses technologies from the chip maker to create an open environment that developers can leverage to build new products and solutions to address challenges presented by the proliferation of connected devices and data. At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 here, company officials are expanding on Intel's efforts to create a platform that reaches from the devices at the edge that generate data and into the data center, where much of that data is processed and analyzed. During the first two days of IDF, Intel executives have talked about everything from enhancing the company's IoT Developer program to creating a collaboration cloud designed to give hospitals better tools for battling cancer in patients. The IoT and big data analytics are increasingly being joined at the hip. Intel and Cisco System officials expect that by 2020, there will be more than 50 billion connected devices creating massive amounts of data. The challenge is developing the necessary means to gather and analyze that data in ways that will result in useful information that businesses, researchers, hospitals and others can act on. Demand for this capability is creating a transition away from the digital economy and toward an "algorithm economy," Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group (DCG), said during a presentation here August 19.
"We're around all this data, and we're waiting for [information] to bubble up from that data," Bryant said.