Intel and IBM Team Up at Impact to Showcase PureApplication System, Websphere Performance, and the Internet of Things
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By Dennis Fallis, Strategic Relationship Manager, IBM Software at Intel Corporation (@DennisFallis)
Back when the concept of big data was young, it described the reams of data kicked up by social media and the Internet in general. But big data keeps evolving, and at IBM Impact 2014, we will begin to focus on a new horizon for data management and analytics: the Internet of Things, where big data, the cloud, and new forms of data management and analytics meet up to deliver business intelligence.
Today’s big data is bigger than ever: the Internet of Things encompasses sensor data, machine data, and device-to-device communication to create a tidal wave of data that pushes the boundaries of current technologies to store, analyze, and make sense of it. For example, in an average airplane there are more than 50,000 sensors. These sensors create up to 6 petabytes of data per flight. Consider the number of flights per day around the world and you begin to get an idea of the volume of data generated each day by the Internet of Things (#IoT).
We’re just now putting in place the tools to unlock the information and intelligence in these massive data flows. Intel and IBM are working together to leverage the explosion in data volume and mine it for knowledge that can support business decisions, build customer loyalty and reveal patterns and relationships to revolutionize our understanding in such areas as healthcare and national security. Specifically, Intel provides leadership performance on IBM WebSphere Application Server with Intel Xeon processors, solid state drives & 10 GBe NICs. Also, our Intel® IoT Gateway appliance team has partnered with the IBM Cloud and IBM MessageSight teams. Our demos will highlight #IoT on a custom Local Motors Collectable car and also on a model train, two transportation examples that can be applied to many other industries.
Beyond the Internet of Things, Intel and IBM have worked for over a decade to optimize performance of IBM Software on Intel Xeon processors. Today’s PureApplication System, Datapower appliances, and Websphere Application Server feature those optimizations to show the best of IBM software on Intel.
Intel is proud to sponsor IBM Impact 2014 and I encourage you to attend the following breakout sessions led by Intel and IBM industry technologists, along with our Internet of Things demonstrations in the EXPO. Each of our sessions will include a drawing to win a solid state drive!
I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!