|[February 18, 2014]
Intel Advances Next Phase of Big Data Intelligence: Real Time Analytics
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
To help companies in a variety of industries from retail and healthcare
to banking and transportation turn data into actionable insights, Intel
Corporation today introduced the Intel®
Xeon® processor E7 v2 family.
Intel® Xeon® Processor (News - Alert) E7 v2 Family (Photo: Business Wire)
Using analytics enables businesses to make decisions that improve
top-line and bottom-line results. The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family
delivers new capabilities to process and analyze large, diverse amounts
of data to unlock information that was previously inaccessible.
"Organizations that leverage data to accelerate business insights will
have a tremendous edge in this economy," said Diane Bryant, senior vice
president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group. "The
advanced performance, memory capacity and reliability of the Intel Xeon
processor E7 v2 family enable IT organizations to deliver real-time
analysis of large data sets to spot and capitalize on trends, create new
services and deliver business efficiency."
Big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are providing enormous
opportunities for many organizations to grow as they create
revenue-generating services from the information they are able to
derive. The big data technology and services market is expected to grow
27 percent annually through 2017 to reach $32.4 billion4. A
leading driver of this growth is the immense amount of data coming from
connected devices making up the IoT, which is projected to grow to 30
billion devices by 20205. Investments in the highest
performing technologies and analysis solutions can also deliver
significant cost savings. For example, Intel's IT organization expects
to achieve cost savings and increased bottom-line revenue of nearly half
a billion dollars through use of analytics solutions by 2016.
New Big Data Processing and Analytics Capabilities with Relentless
The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family has triple the memory capacity of
the previous generation processor family, allowing much faster and
thorough data analysis. In-memory analytics places and analyzes an
entire data set - such as an organization's entire customer database -
in the system memory rather than on traditional disk drives. This method
is gaining in popularity due to the increased need for more complex
analytics. Industry analyst firm Gartner expects 35 percent6
of mid- to large-sized companies will adopt in-memory analytics by 2015,
up from 10 percent in 2012 and predicts at least 50 percent of Global
2000 companies will use in-memory computing to deliver significant
additional benefits from investments in enterprise resource planning
eBay, one of the world's largest and most complex online marketplaces,
handles massive data sets of more than 50 petabytes (PB) for more than
100 million users. Based on initial testing of the new Intel Xeon
processor E7 v2 and SAP's (News - Alert) HANA* in-memory analytics software, eBay has
seen greater performance7 and understanding of larger data
sets that will help drive additional revenue opportunities for its
Built for up to 32-socket8 servers, with configurations
supporting up to 15 processing cores and up to 1.5 terabytes (TB) of
memory per socket, the new processor family achieves twice the average
performance of the previous generation3. These enhancements
help businesses that run mission critical applications including
business support systems (BSS), customer relationship management (CRM),
and ERP to operate more efficiently, at lower cost and withfaster
response times2. For example, a sales team with these
capabilities can maximize revenue by pinpointing the best time to sell a
product, or let an oil and gas company better predict when its platforms
require preventative maintenance.
To reduce data bottlenecks, the Intel Xeon Processor E7 v2 family
features Intel® Integrated I/O, Intel®
Data Direct I/O and support for PCIe 3.0*, achieving up to four
times the I/O bandwidth over the previous generation9 and
providing extra capacity for storage and networking connections.
System uptime and reliability also remains a key requirement for mission
critical applications. The Intel Xeon Processor E7 v2 family continues
Intel's tradition of delivering world-class reliability, availability
and serviceability (RAS). Intel®
Run Sure Technology10 is designed for "five nines"
solutions essential for business-critical data by reducing the frequency
and cost of planned and unplanned downtime.
Extensive Industry Support
Starting today, 21 system manufacturers from around the world will
announce more than 40 Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family-based platforms.
These manufacturers include Asus*, Bull*, Cisco*, Dell*, EMC*, Fujitsu*,
Hitachi*, HP*, Huawei*, IBM*, Inspur*, Lenovo*, NEC (News - Alert)*, Oracle*,
PowerLeader*, Quanta*, SGI*, Sugon*, Supermicro*, Unisys* and ZTE*.
Numerous analytics software vendors also support Xeon processor E7 v2
family-based platforms, including Altibase*, IBM*, Microsoft*, Oracle*,
Pivotal*, QlikView*, Red Hat*, SAP*, SAS (News - Alert)*, Software AG*, Splunk*,
Sungard*, Teradata*, TongTech*, Vertica* and YonYou*.
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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized
for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such
as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems,
components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of
those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other
information and performance tests to assist you in�fully evaluating your
contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when
combined with other products.
Results have been measured by Intel based on software, benchmark or
other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes
only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or
configuration may affect actual performance. Intel does not control or
audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in
this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the
websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm
whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of
systems available for purchase.
The TCO or other cost reduction scenarios described in this document are
intended to enable you to get a better understanding of how the purchase
of a given Intel product, combined with a number of situation-specific
variables, might affect your future cost and savings. Nothing in this
document should be interpreted as either a promise of or contract for a
given level of costs.
1. Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family provides the largest memory
footprint of 1.5 TB per socket vs 1TB per socket delivered by
alternative architectures, based on published specs.
2. Up to 80% leadership performance on Xeon E7 v2 over IBM Power* 7+ at
~80% lower TCO claim based on Intel estimated SPECint*_rate_base2006
results and pricing of comparable 4-socket rack server using Intel®
Xeon® processor E7-4890 v2 (37.5M Cache, 2.8 GHz, 15-Cores) to IBM
POWER*750 using POWER7+ (80M Cache, 4.0 GHz, 8-Cores) as of December
3. Up to double the average generational performance based on results of
six key industry-standard workloads: SPECint*_rate_base2006+,
SPECfp*_rate_base2006+, brokerage on-line transaction
processing (OLTP) database workload, warehouse supply chain OLTP
database workload, STREAM memory bandwidth and LINPACK GFLOPS.
Configurations: 4-socket server using Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4890 v2
(new processor) vs. E7-4870 (previous generation processor). Learn more
about Xeon E7 v2 performance at http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/benchmarks/server/xeon-e7-summary.html
4. Source (News - Alert): IDC WW Big Data Technology and Services 2013-2017 Forecast,
Doc #244979, Dec 2013
5. Source: IDC Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Enterprise
Servers, 2013 - Technology Market, Doc #245080
6. Source: Gartner "Top Technology Trends, 2013: In-Memory Computing
Aims at Mainstream Adoption"
7. eBay's test systems configurations are not disclosed but the observed
results are consistent with Intel's internal measurements from November
2013 showing 2x performance increase when using SAP HANA based on these
Baseline 1.0x: Intel E7505 Chipset using four Intel
Xeon processors E7-4870 (4P/10C/20T, 2.4GHz) with 256GB DDR3-1066 memory
scoring 110,061 queries per hour. Source: Intel Technical Report #1347.
Generation 2x: Intel C606J Chipset using four Intel Xeon processors
E7-4890 v2 (4P/15C/30T, 2.8GHz) with 512GB DDR3-1333 (running 2:1 VMSE)
memory scoring 218,406 queries per hour. Source: Intel Technical Report
8. Requires node controller (available from 3rd party
9. Up to 4X I/O bandwidth claim is based on Intel estimates on an
internal bandwidth tool running the 1R1W test of the Intel Xeon
processor E7-4890 v2 performance normalized against the improvements
over dual-IOH Intel Xeon processor E7-4870.
10. No computer system can provide absolute reliability, availability or
serviceability. Requires an Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800/2800 v2
product families or Intel® Itanium® 9500 series-based system (or
follow-on generations of either). Built-in reliability features
available on select Intel® processors may require additional software,
hardware, services and/or an internet connection. Results may vary
depending upon configuration. Consult your system manufacturer for more
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