Intel Offers Software Suite for Hadoop Big Data Analytics
The introduction of the Intel Data Platform comes a year after the chip maker unveiled its own Hadoop distribution.Intel, a year after unveiling its own distribution of the Apache Hadoop, is introducing a suite of open-source software designed to make it easier for organizations to gain actionable insight from their big data environments. The Intel Data Platform expands on the chip maker's Hadoop distribution by giving enterprises tools to improve reliability and security in their environments, while also offering new data processing capabilities around streaming data, interactive and iterative analytics, and graphs. The software gives businesses tools to gain value from the massive amounts of data they're collecting that they couldn't do alone with Apache Hadoop, according to Intel officials. The goal is essentially to give organizations an operating system for their big data environments, said Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel's Datacenter Software Division. "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," Davis said in a statement. "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."
The chip maker's introduction in February 2013 of the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop not only helped the company to extend the reach of its growing software business, but also gave it an avenue into the booming big data market and another way of moving Xeon server processors. The company's Hadoop distribution is optimized for Xeon.