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February 27, 2013

Intel introduces Apache Hadoop distribution software for big data

Intel has introduced an Apache Hadoop distribution software to speed processing for big data applications.

By CBR Staff Writer

The new software, dubbed Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop, is built for enhanced high performance and security.

The software includes Intel Manager for Apache Hadoop software and expands the company’s portfolio of datacentre computing, networking, storage and intelligent systems products.

According to the company, the software will provide complete encryption with support of Intel AES New Instructions in the Intel Xeon processor.

Intel Datacenter Software Division vice president and general manager, Boyd Davis, said: "People and machines are producing valuable information that could enrich our lives in so many ways, from pinpoint accuracy in predicting severe weather to developing customized treatments for terminal diseases."

"Intel is committed to contributing its enhancements made to use all of the computing horsepower available to the open source community to provide the industry with a better foundation from which it can push the limits of innovation and realize the transformational opportunity of big data."

Intel said it is working with partners to integrate the software into a number of next-generation platforms and applications.

Partners include Cisco, Cray, Dell, Hadapt, Infosys, SAP, SAS, Savvis, Red Hat and several other firms.

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Red Hat said it plans to build applications using Intel Distribution integrated with Red Hat offerings such as Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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