Intel Advances Next Phase of Big Data Intelligence: Real Time Analytics

  Intel Advances Next Phase of Big Data Intelligence: Real Time Analytics

    Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family Delivers Industry’s Most Advanced
       Technology for In-Memory Analytics to Accelerate Major Business


  *Introduces new Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family designed for mission
    critical computing, featuring the industry’s largest memory support^1 to
    enable large data sets to be analyzed rapidly and deliver real-time
    insights based on a vast amount of diverse data.
  *Delivers up to 80 percent more performance and up to 80 percent lower
    total cost of ownership (TCO) than alternative RISC architectures^2.
  *The new processor family achieves twice the average performance and has
    four times the I/O bandwidth of the previous generation^3.

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- February 18, 2014

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 E7 v2 Family (Photo: Business Wire)

Intel® Xeon® Processor 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

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
billion^4. 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 2020^5. 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 Reliability

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 percent^6 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 (ERP).

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 HANA* in-memory analytics software, eBay has seen greater performance^7
and understanding of larger data sets that will help drive additional revenue
opportunities for its customers.

Built for up to 32-socket^8 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
generation^3. 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 with
faster response times^2. 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

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 generation^9
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 Technology^10 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*, 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*, Software AG*, Splunk*, Sungard*, Teradata*, TongTech*, Vertica* and

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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 infully evaluating your contemplated
purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other

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 2013.

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

4. Source: 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.
New 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 #1347.

8. Requires node controller (available from 3^rd party sources).

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 details.

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